Karachi: A banking court on Friday ordered to shift the money laundering case against Pakistan Peoples Party Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and others to Rawalpindi from Karachi.

The banking court in Karachi heard the petition filed by National Accountability Bureau to transfer the money laundering case to Rawalpindi.

During the last hearing, the court had reserved its verdict on the petition.

Former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister skipped the todays hearing while Hussain Lawai, Abdul Ghani Majeed and others were appeared before the court.
With the ruling of the court the bails of accused including former president have been suspended.

After the bail suspension, Majeed’s three other sons, Nimr Majeed, Zulqurnain Majeed and Ali Kamal Majeed, who are suspects in the case, fled from the court.
During the last hearing, defence councel Farooq H Naek had objected to the NAB petition saying that the apex court had not passed such directives to shift the case. He said that the anti-graft body misinterpreted the court ruling in the case.

Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and other accused are facing a probe into the money laundering involving over Rs35 billion laundered through fake bank accounts.

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