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Zardari challenges court docket choice to switch cash laundering case to Islamabad | Pakistan

Banking court docket in Karachi on Friday ordered switch of the case to Islamabad. Photograph: File

KARACHI: Former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur on Saturday moved the Sindh Excessive Courtroom (SHC) in opposition to the banking court docket’s choice to switch the mega cash laundering case to Islamabad.

The Pakistan Peoples Social gathering (PPP) president and his sister together with their counsels filed a petition within the SHC difficult the banking court docket’s order issued a day earlier.

Within the petition, the previous president and his sister upheld that the banking court docket’s order to switch the case is “unlawful” and requested that or not it’s declared null and void. 

A banking court docket in Karachi on Friday ordered the switch of the pretend financial institution accounts and mega cash laundering case to Islamabad. Following the order, the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) summoned Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on March 20.

The case

The FIA is investigating 32 individuals in relation to cash laundering from fictitious accounts, together with Zardari and Talpur. Zardari’s shut aide Hussain Lawai was arrested in July final 12 months in reference to the probe.

The previous president’s different shut aide and Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed a detailed aide and Omni Group chairman and his son, Abdul Ghani, have been arrested by FIA in August 2018.

Over 20 ‘benami’ accounts at some personal banks have been opened in 2013, 2014 and 2015 from the place transactions value billions of rupees have been made, in response to sources.

The quantity, in response to FIA sources, is alleged to be black cash gathered from varied kickbacks, commissions and bribes.



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