Faryal Talpur’s interim bail extended in money laundering probe

News Desk , Bol News

08:05:49, Thursday, August 16, 2018

A banking court in Karachi has extended the interim bail of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Faryal Talpur till September 4 in a money laundering case.

According to media reports, Faryal Talpur appeared before the court along with her lawyer on Thursday and sought the extension of bail in the high profile money laundering probe, which was granted.

A session court in Karachi had declared Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur absconders in the case while Omni Group Chairman Anwar Majeed along with his son Abdul Ghani were arrested from Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday.

Former president Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur, and their associates are accused of transferring Rs35 billion abroad through 29 fake accounts after which, their names were placed on Exit Control List (ECL).

Hussain Lawai, chairman of Pakistan Stock Exchange, and his associates are accused of opening the bogus accounts in the Summit Bank and United Bank of Pakistan Limited.

The Federal Investigation Agency has prepared a report, revealing that more than 10 political personalities were allegedly involved in fictitious transactions.

Zardari had been asked to appear before the apex court, however, he did not show up and instead his lawyer Farook H Naik clarified his position before Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar.

The top court has also hinted at the formation of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the matter.

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