Former President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur filed a petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC) challenging the banking court’s verdict in money laundering case through fake accounts to the accountability court in Rawalpindi.
The siblings appeared before the court to file their application. In his petition, Zardari argued that the decision of the banking court was against the law.
He requested the high court to declare the decision null and void, local media reported.
On Friday, the banking court Judge Tariq Khoso accepted the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) request and allowed it to transfer the money laundering case to Rawalpindi.
Following the verdict, the former president that it made no difference if the case has been shifted to Rawalpindi, that it made no difference if the case has been shifted to Rawalpindi.
The Money Laundering case:
The FIA is investigating 32 people in relation to money laundering from fictitious accounts, including Zardari and Talpur. Zardari’s close aide Hussain Lawai was arrested in July last year in connection with the probe.
The former president’s other close aide and Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed a close aide and Omni Group chairman and his son, Abdul Ghani, were arrested by FIA in August 2018.
Over 20 ‘benami’ accounts at some private banks were opened in 2013, 2014 and 2015 from where transactions worth billions of rupees were made, according to sources.
The amount, according to FIA sources, is said to be black money gathered from various kickbacks, commissions and bribes.