Rs 35 billion money laundering case: New developments reported from SC

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Rs 35 billion money laundering case: New developments reported from SC

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Friday has issued judges’ roster to hear fake accounts case, Dunya News reported.

According to details, the two-member bench comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar and Justice Ijazul Ahsan will hear the fake accounts case.

The hearing of fake accounts case will start at the Supreme Court Lahore Registry from December 24.

It is pertinent to mention here that the SC-mandated joint investigation team (JIT) tasked to probe the fake accounts set up for alleged money laundering has submitted it report in Supreme Court Lahore Registry.

The JIT interrogated 97 people, including Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur, Anwar Majeed, his son and former Summit Bank president Hussain Lawai.

During investigation, the JIT had also summoned PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari twice but he didn’t appear before the investigators. However, he submitted his reply to the JIT through his lawyers. The JIT also added the statements of the approvers in its report.

The apex court had formed a JIT in September to probe the money laundering case involving Rs35 billion funneled through fake bank accounts at three local banks; according to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), the amount exceeds Rs 100 billion.

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