Supreme Court rejects Asif Zardari lawyer plea in money laundering case

Supreme Court rejects Asif Zardari lawyer plea in money laundering case
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ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday requested the Supreme Court to form a joint investigation team to probe an ongoing money laundering case.

The FIA put forth the recommendation as it submitted its report regarding the ongoing probe before a bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, hearing the money laundering case.

As the hearing began, former president Asif Ali Zardari’s counsel requested that the hearing be postponed. However, the chief justice rejected his request stating that several lawyers were present in court.

The deputy attorney general informed the court that the hearing was fixed to discuss the formation of a JIT and that Zardari and his sister, Faryal Talpur, had been granted protective bail.

To this, the chief justice questioned which court had approved their protective bail.

Further, the Omni Group counsel told the bench that he had prepared a written response to the request for the formation of a JIT. “However, I travelled to Islamabad through a PIA flight and my luggage was taken to Lahore,” he said.

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