Non- bailable arrest warrants issued for PPP Co- Chairman Asif Zardari and other suspects in an ongoing investigation against a multi-billion money laundering case.
Arrest warrants were issued for suspects absconding in the case including Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Zardari, Aslam Masood,Namar Majeed, Arif Khan, Naseer Abdullah Hussain, Adnan Javed, Mohammad Umair, Iqbal, Azam Wazir Khan, Zain Malik, and Mustafa Zulqarnain.
The local banking court ordered the suspects to be arrested and presented before it by September 4.
Asif Zardari’s lawyer, Farooq H. Naek, has however denied the reports of his client’s arrest warrant. Senior PPP leader Farhatullah Babar also denied that an arrest warrant was issued for Asif Zardari, categorizing the reports as baseless.
The FIA is investigating 32 people in relation to money laundering case from fictitious accounts. The case includes PPP’s Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur. Asif Ali Zardari’s close aide Hussain Lawai was arrested last month in connection with the money laundering case.
The banking court hearing the case on Thursday approved an extension in Faryal Talpur’s interim bail until the next hearing on September 4.
Interim bails for some others, including Shehzad Jatoi and Sher Muhammad Mugheri, were also extended until the same date.
A decision on the bail of Hussain Lawai and Taha Raza was adjourned until August 18.