FIA summons Zardari, Faryal Talpur in Money Laundering scam on Aug 27



Islamabad, August 25 (TNS): For the fourth time in Money Laundering case, Former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur have been summoned by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday.

Reports suggest that a notice has also been issued to both in this matter on Saturday.

Earlier, Islamabad High Court (IHC) had granted a protective bail to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in the case.

The banking court in Karachi had also given interim bail to PPP leader Faryal Talpur till September 4.

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).

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

Former chairman of Pakistan Stock Exchange Hussain Lawai, and his associates are also accused of opening 29 fake accounts in the Summit Bank and United Bank of Pakistan Limited (UBL) for purpose of fictitious transactions.