Supreme Court hears Rs 35 billion money laundering case against Asif Zardari

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Supreme Court hears Rs 35 billion money laundering case against Asif Zardari

*LAHORE - Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry is hearing money laundering case against PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari.*

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar will be heading a two-member bench that will hear the case. The JIT submitted its report to the court. It was expected that the respondents (like Zardari, Anwar Majeed and Hussain Lawai) will be given copies of the report today.

The chief justice ordered that a projector be set up to show the summary of the report. Justice Nisar said they treat Omni Group head Anwar Majeed as an elder ad gave him concessions, however, he doesn't act that way.

The case involves over Rs35 billion funneled through fake bank accounts at three local banks.

PPP workers have gathered outside the court and are chanting slogans in support of Zardari. However, the former president decided not to attend the hearing. His legal team, comprising Chaudhry Aitizaz Ahsan, Latif Khosa and Farooq H Naek, will be at the hearing.