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Accountability boards are on fire this month: FIA summons Zardari and Faryal Talpur in money laundering case


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As per media reports, notices were issued to Asif Ali Zardari, former President and politician of Pakistan, along with his sister Faryal Talpur. These notices were issued due to Zardari and his sister’s connection with the current ongoing, money laundering case.

In order to ensure the presence of all those summoned, the Apex court directed the IGP Sindh to be in charge, for the upcoming hearing.

Issued at the hands of FIA inspector, Muhammad Ali Abru, this Tuesday, 9th of July, 2018, these siblings were called upon for the recording of their statements.   As per media reports, these statements are to be recorded on 11th July, i.e. tomorrow, in the State Bank circle, where both of them will be further investigated.

Zardari and Faryal Talpur were among the 20 people summoned by the Apex court to appear on 12th July,2018, i.e. upcoming Thursday. These consisted of seven fake bank account holders and 13 beneficiaries. The beneficiaries being, Nasir Abdullah, Ansari Sugar Mills, Omani Polymer Packages, Pak Ethanol Pvt. Ltd., Chambar Sugar Mills Pvt. Ltd., Agro Farm Thatta, Zardari Group, Parthenon Private Limited, A One International, Lucky International, Logistic Trading, Royal International and Ameer Associate.

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The Chief of Pakistan People’s Party, Asif Zardari and his sister are labelled as one of the most important people involved in the case by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

The order was passed at the hands of the Apex court, which on Sunday, ordered to place, the names of the heads of three private banks, on the Exit Control List (ECL), due to their relation to a fake bank accounts case.

The rationale being, their involvement in the case as beneficiaries of a multi-billion-rupee, money laundering scam, approximated at Rs.35 billion.

These notices were issued due to Zardari and his sister’s connection with the current ongoing, money laundering case.

A seven member JIT of FIA officials was constituted to investigate and produce comprehensive reports on the matter for further adjudication. CJP Nisar barred the Chief Executive Officers (CEO’s) of Summit Bank, Sindh Bank and United Bank Limited (UBL) from travelling abroad.

This order to summon came, as the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar noticed the slow rate of probe in this case and conducted the proceedings on Sunday. In order to ensure the presence of all those summoned, the Apex court directed the IGP Sindh to be in charge, for the upcoming hearing.

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He then asked the Director General, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Bahir Memon to handover the investigation files to the court. “Tell us whose names the accounts were on,” – CJP

The funds in question, according to FIA sources, are said to be unlawfully obtained from various kickbacks, commissions and bribes. However, despite such huge transactions, the bank authorities never reported them to the concerned authorities, FIA concluded.

Further investigation will unweave this complex web of lies, following the upcoming hearing on 12th July.

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