JIT to grill Zardari, Bilawal, Faryal in fake accounts case next week


The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the multi-billion-rupee fake accounts case has summoned Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, his father and former president Asif Ali Zardari and paternal aunt Faryal Talpur next week, a private news channel has reported.

According to the report, JIT chief Ahsan Sadiq issued summons for Bilawal and Faryal for November 28 while Zardari has been summoned on Nov 29.

The report claimed that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the JIT have found “sufficient evidence” against the top three PPP leaders.

However, Bilawal’s spokesman Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar denied knowledge regarding a notice served to the PPP chairman by the JIT.

Khokhar said they would act on the directives of the Supreme Court if a notice was received. “People’s Party has been facing cases in the past and it will continue to face them now as well,” Khokhar maintained.

Meanwhile the report also claimed that the probe team is also sending a reminder to United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities seeking their help in obtaining details of Dubai-based company KAM International’s accounts and transactions worth Rs27 billion.

The company is owned by Omni Group owner Anwar Majeed’s family, the report said.

The report said that the JIT has also scrutinised around 300 accounts carrying 10,000 different transactions, involving over 600 individuals and 220 private companies allegedly involved in fake accounts scam.