Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur to file review petition in Supreme Court
ISLAMABAD – PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur have decided to file a review petition in the Supreme Court against the January 7 verdict in the fake accounts case.
The petition will be filed on Monday.
According to the petition filed through Latif Khosa advocate, the FIA has failed to file the final challan in the banking court. Moreover, the JIT could not find direct evidence. “We want to take the matter to the logical end in a transparent way. The court formed a JIT on the request of the FIA and we appeared before the JIT and submitted a written reply,” it stated.
Asif Zardari and Faryal Talpur, in the petition, stated that JIT submitted the report to the Supreme Court without listening to their stance.
They said that the JIT report was based on assumptions and the JIT had recommended further probe into the matter. They demanded that the January 7 verdict be reviewed.
On January 7, the Supreme Court had ordered that the fake accounts case be forwarded to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and directed the anti-corruption watchdog to wrap up its investigation within two months.