Former President Asif Zardari's fate to be decided in 15 days

Former President Asif Zardari's fate to be decided in 15 days

*ISLAMABAD - A joint investigation team has been formed by Supreme Court to probe the money laundering case involving Rs35 billion against Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur and others.*

*JIT has been given 15 days to submit the report which would decide the fate of former President Asif Zardari .*

Additional Director General of the FIA Ehsan Sadiq will head the team. The other five members are Tax Commissioner Imran Lateef, State Bank’s Majid Hussain, ISI’s Brigadier Shahid Pervaiz, NAB’s Noman Aslam and SECP’s Muhammad Afzal.

The court has been hearing a suo motu case regarding a 2015 inquiry into suspicious transactions when 29 ‘benami’ accounts were opened at different banks.

Those involved in the case include PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur, former Summit Bank president Hussain Lawai, Omni Group of Companies chairperson Khawaja Anwar Majeed and his son, among others. Lawai, Anwar Majeed and his son are already in FIA’s custody.

The JIT will submit its report in the apex court within 15 days.

The JIT can seek the help of any government institution. All institutions will have to cooperate with the investigators, the court said.

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