Zardari, Talpur appear before Karachi court as they are summoned in money laundering case.
Former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister, Faryal Talpur, appeared before a banking court on Monday in connection to an ongoing money laundering case.
Zardari, Talpur appear before Karachi court as the interim bail granted to them in the case ends today.
During the court hearing, the investigation officer is expected to apprise the court regarding the progress made in the money laundering case so far and also submit a report on the arrests of those who have been absconding in the money laundering case.
Former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairman Hussain Lawai, Onmi Group Chairman Anwar Majeed and his son Abdul Ghani Majeed are also suspects in the money laundering case through fake bank accounts.
The FIA is investigating 32 people in relation to money laundering from fictitious accounts, including Zardari and Talpur.
Asif Zardari’s close friend Hussain Lawai was arrested in July in connection with the probe.
Asif Ali Zardari’s other close aide and Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed and his son, Abdul Ghani, were arrested by FIA in August.
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.