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Zardari strikes SC to ‘restrain’ FIA from probing money laundering case | Pakistan

Former president Asif Ali Zardari – File  

ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Friday filed a petition in Supreme Court and requested it to restrain the Federal Investigation Firm (FIA) from probing the fake accounts and mega money laundering case.

In his latest petition, submitted by Advocate Latif Khosa, the earlier president urged the best courtroom docket to “restrain the Federal Investigation Firm (FIA) and joint investigation group (JIT)” from probing the case.

Primarily based on the petition, the Supreme Courtroom docket had directed the JIT (formed to probe the case) to assist the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The JIT is, however ending up a “parallel inquiry”, it mentioned.

The plea added that the JIT had summoned Zardari’s approved adviser, Abu Bakr Zardari and questioned him regarding specific monetary establishment accounts. A parallel investigation is being carried out by NAB on one aspect and the FIA on the other, the petition continued.

“It is illegal for two institutions to investigate one case,” the enchantment extra talked about.


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