Pakistan’s ex-president Asif Ali Zardari appears before FIA in money laundering case

Pakistan’s former President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur appeared before a joint investigation team of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) today in Islamabad to record their statement in a 35 billion rupees money laundering and fake bank accounts case. In July, the Supreme Court listed Zardari and his sister as beneficiaries in the alleged scam that led to the arrest of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman’s close aide and famous banker Hussain Lawai.

The FIA had issued notices to the former President and his sister to appear at the agency’s headquarters in Islamabad today. An FIA team grilled the siblings on fake accounts and transactions associated with them. The FIA has been asked by the Supreme Court to submit a comprehensive report in connection with the fake accounts case tomorrow.

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