ISLAMABAD: The physical remand of former president Asif Ali Zardari’s sister and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Faryal Talpur was extended on Monday in fake bank accounts case.
Faryal Talpur and Asif Ali Zardari appeared in the accountability court where hearting of the fake accounts case was held. During the hearing, a request for the Zardari and Talpur to meet was accepted.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) requested that the physical remand of Faryal Talpur be further extended which was approved by the court till July 29.
NAB is investigating four cases where the former president and his sister are the prime accused. The cases pertain to transactions worth hundreds of millions of rupees to the two leaders’ private companies, allegedly, through fake bank accounts.
Talpur was taken into custody by the NAB on June 14 from Islamabad.
The accountability court remanded the brother-sister duo to the anti-graft watchdog for investigation in the mega-money laundering case.
Co-chairman of PPP Asif Ali Zardari, his sister and 32 other accused are facing charges of laundering more than Rs35 billion through fake bank accounts. Zardari’s close aides Hussain Lawai and Anwar Majeed have also been nominated in the scam. They both are in judicial custody.—INP