Asif Zardari barred from leaving Pakistan: Sources

Asif Zardari barred from leaving Pakistan: Sources

*ISLAMABAD - Asif Zardari and Faryal Talpur have been barred from leaving Pakistan.*

*The government has put the names PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and 85 others on the Provisional National Immigration List.*

The action is being taken against 87 persons who are accused in a money laundering case. They will now have to get the court and interior ministry’s approval before flying abroad.

The names were put on the list by a joint investigation team.

The National Accountability Bureau is also investigating the ownership of accounts allegedly used to illegally transfer money abroad. It is looking into people who made transactions and companies.

Earlier in the day, Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur, Omni Group head Anwar Majeed, Ghani Majeed, former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairman Hussain Lawai and Summit Bank Senior Vice-President Taha Raza appeared in a banking court in Karachi.

The court issued non-bailable arrest warrants for five absconders in the case. The next hearing will be on Oct 16.

The names of two other accused, Anwar Majeed and his son, have been put on the Exit Control List. They have been barred from leaving the country.