Faryal Talpur, Zardari fail to appear before JIT in money laundering scandal


Islamabad, August 4 (TNS): Former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur on Saturday failed to appear before Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in fake accounts corruption case.

FIA issued notices to them and summoned both to record their statement before the JIT.

The corruption case also includes Rs 35 billion worth of fictitious transactions and Zardari’s close aide Hussain Lawai is also in FIA’s custody in the case.

Talpur asked for exemption to appear before court on July 30 and submitted Rs 2 million bail amount in court.

Faryal Talpur stated in the plea that no mention of money laundering has been made in the FIR while her role is also not clear stated in the challan.

According to reports Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday obtained concrete evidence in Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur money-laundering case.

Meanwhile, sources close to FIA have revealed a VIP figure allegedly transferred Rs300 million to account of another VIP figure.

The investigation body will submit evidence in the accountability court today.