*ISLAMABAD - The inside tale of the former president Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur appearance before the FIA has been revealed.*
*Both appeared before the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team in Islamabad in fake accounts case and faced grilling from the investigators for around 38 minutes.*
The FIA officials handed over a questionnaire to the sibling duo after the questioning. Sources informed that Zardari told the probe team that these cases were politically-motivated.
During the questioning, Zardari said he would answer the questions after going through the questionnaire in detail. The FIA will take its next move after receiving answers of the questions.
Zardari and Ms Talpur appeared before the FIA after fourth summon in a case pertaining to fake bank accounts. They had not appeared before the FIA despite three previous summons.
The investigation agency had threatened to take the two politicians to the court if they did not appear this time.
In a brief talk with journalists outside the FIA office, Zardari said the case was made during Nawaz Sharif’s government. To a follow-up question from the journalist, he deftly responded “Such things happen in such matters’ (*Is Tarah to Hota hai Is Tarah Ke Kaamon Main*).
The siblings, however, avoided a detailed interaction with the media.
The agency had first summoned Mr. Zardari and Ms Talpur on July 10, while second summon was issued on July 28, third on August 4 and now the fourth was issued asking them to appear on August 27 (today).
In response to the first summon, the former president and his sister requested FIA through their counsel to reschedule their appearance after the elections since they were busy canvassing for the elections concluded that week.