BADIN - Former President Asif Ali Zardari gets the blow as the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has raided sugar mill of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman and former president, Asif Ali Zardari in Khoski, Badin.
The raid was conducted after revelations made by Zardari’s close aide Anwar Majeed during the FIA interrogation.
Anwar and his son were arrested on August 15 in connection to a case pertaining to money laundering through fake bank accounts.
The FIA is investigating 32 people in relation to money laundering from fictitious accounts, including Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur. Zardari’s close aide Hussain Lawai was arrested last month in connection with the probe.
Over 20 ‘benami’ accounts at some private banks were opened in 2013, 2014 and 2015 from where transactions worth billions of rupees were made, according to sources. The amount, according to FIA sources, is said to be black money gathered from various kickbacks, commissions, and bribes.