Money Laundering Case: Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur record statements


Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur appeared before Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in money laundering case.

Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur today appeared before the FIA and recorded their statements in money laundering case. Najaf Mirza, FIA Additional DG, chaired a meeting at Islamabad today and questioned both PPP leaders.

Asif Zardari and Faryal Talpoor probed for about 35 minutes and according to sources, Zardari did not answer some questions. However, he elaborated media after probing that the money laundering case was created against him in Nawaz Sharif’s tenure.

FIA on Saturday issued notice for the 4th time to the previous president and his sister to show up at the organization’s base camp in Islamabad. Zardari’s lawyer Farooq Naik prior denied that FIA’s money laundering case incorporates tax evasion charges.

The FIA needs to present a report in the Supreme Court with respect to the continuous test on Tuesday (tomorrow). On August 17, a local banking court issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Zardari and other suspects involved.

The court requested the suspects to be captured and presented before it by September 4. However, the court accepts Zardari’s request for protective bail on August 18.

The FIA is examining 32 individuals in connection to illegal tax avoidance from invented accounts, including Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur. Zardari’s nearby assistant Hussain Lawai was captured a month ago regarding this case.

More than 20 ‘benami’ accounts at some private banks were opened in 2013, 2014 and 2015 from where exchanges worth billions of rupees were made, as per sources. The sum, as indicated by FIA sources, is said to be black money assembled from different kickbacks, commissions and fixes.


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