Zardari approaches SC to transfer fake accounts case back to Karachi
Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari filed an appeal in the Supreme Court (SC) challenging the transfer of the fake accounts case from a banking court in Karachi to an accountability court in Islamabad.
The petition claims that Zardari is being subjected to political victimization. The plea also states that fake and fabricated cases have been instituted against Zardari, local media reported. The petition further said that the Federal Investigation Agency had started a probe into the fake accounts case and did not nominate Zardari in the interim challan.
Zardari requested the SC to declare the banking court’s decision of transferring case null and void.
In March, a banking court in Karachi transferred the money laundering through fake bank accounts case against the PPP leader and his sister Faryal Talpur and others to NAB’s Islamabad registry. The case is being heard by accountability judge Arshad Malik.