Money laundering scam: Asif Zardari and Faryal Talpur submit reply in FIA
ISLAMABAD: Co-Chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur has submitted their reply in Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in the money laundering case on Wednesday.
Zardari and his sister vowed to appear before FIA after the election as they are busy in election campaign.
Former president Zardari and his sister Faryal 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 development comes few days after the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) detained Central Depository Company (CDC) chairman and Summit Bank vice chairman Hussain Lawai, a close aide of the former president.
According to the FIA, 29 accounts were opened in the name of seven people, including a woman.
The agency said that 18 to 19 of the ‘fake’ accounts were opened in the Summit Bank alone.
FIA sources said that these accounts were used for money laundering with the accounts mainly being operated by a businessman, Anwar Majeed who is said to be very close to Zardari and his business partner.
The police first investigation report (FIR) says 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.