Former President Asif Zardari in hot waters
KARACHI – Former president Asif Ali Zardari is in hot waters as FIA has got concrete evidences against PPP Co Chairman in money laundering scam.
He is allegedly involved in fictitious transactions worth Rs35 billion, according to a report compiled by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
Two of the primary accused are former president Asif Ali Zardari and his siter Faryal Talpur, who were summon repeatedly but failed to appear before the investigation team.
On July 30, Talpur challenged FIA’s interim challan and submitted Rs2 million bail amount in court.
She adopted stance in the plea that no mention of money laundering has been made in the FIR while her role is also not clear stated in the challan. She has denied all the accusation levelled against her.
FIA has also obtained concrete evidence* link Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur money-laundering case, well informed sources told Dunya News.
On the other hand, sources privy to FIA - on condition of anonymity - revealed a VIP figure allegedly transferred Rs300 million to account of another VIP figure whereas probe into the matter has been expedited. The investigation body will submit evidence in the accountability court today.
Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur and their associates are accused of sending Rs35 billion abroad through fake accounts after which, their names were placed on Exit Control List (ECL)
The police first investigation report (FIR) stated that M/S Zardari Group (Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur, etc) got Rs15,000,000 and were among the beneficiaries of the transaction trail of fake bank accounts maintained by Omni Group, owned by Anwar Majeed, another close aide of the former president.