Banking court extended the bail extension of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur in money laundering case.
During the money laundering case hearing today, Asif Zardari and her sister Faryal Talpur got interim bail extension. Earlier, Zardari obtained the protective bail from Islamabad High Court (IHC) in money laundering case on August 18.
However, IHC summoned both leaders on September 3 (today). During the hearing, Asif Zardari’s counsel elaborated to the court that his client is in Islamabad for Pakistan Presidential Election. He further added that his client cannot attend the hearing due to the today’s voting process.
The lawyer also submitted the appeal to exempt Asif Zardari from appearance in the court. However, the court adjourned the hearing till September 25.
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Money Laundering Case Background
The FIA registered a case in Karachi over money laundering scam worth Rs35 billion. It detained Hussain Lawai, said to be a close friend of Asif Ali Zardari. However, Investigative authorities keep up that 32 individuals, including Hussain Lawai, are under interrogation for laundering billions of rupees through fake accounts.