Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur get yet another blow

Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur get yet another blow

ISLAMABAD - The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) issued notices on Tuesday to former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur and summons them in money-laundering scam.

Zardari and Talpur have been summoned on July 11 to record their statements in the money laundering case of Rs 35 billion against them.

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Inspector, Muhammad Ali, issued notices to the siblings to appear before FIA’s State Bank Circle in Karachi.

On Monday, the names of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman and his sister were placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) on Supreme Court's orders, according to sources.

Moreover, Supreme Court of Pakistan has also summoned Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-chairman and his sister along with 20 others on July 12 in relation to the money-laundering case.

Inspector General (IG) Sindh, Amjad Javid Saleemi, has been directed by the Supreme Court to ensure their presence for the hearing.

Prior to this, on July 6, the FIA arrested Stock Exchange of Pakistan chairman Hussain Lawai, who is considered to be a close friend of Zardari. The FIA officials maintain that 32 people, including Lawai, are being investigated for laundering billions of rupees through fictitious bank accounts.

Earlier, in last week, the FIA had registered a case in Karachi over a money-laundering scandal of Rs 35 billion said to implicate politicians, businessmen and bankers.