KARACHI: A division bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday heard the Iqama [work permit] case filed against former president Asif Ali Zardari’s sister Faryal Talpur, Sohail Anwar Siyal and others.
During the course of proceedings, authorities presented the contents of the joint investigation team (JIT) report regarding fake accounts case.
Faryal Talpur’s lawyer Farooq H Naek argued that there was no need to discuss the JIT report in the Iqama case.
To this, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar remarked that the court would give its judgment following laws and questioned why the SHC shouldn’t avoid discussions over the JIT report.
The petitioner’s counsel, Khawaja Shamsul Islam, said that crimes of the accused were proved in the JIT report as billions of rupees were transferred from a bank in Naudero while Talpur purchased properties in Pakistan and Dubai under names of Abbas Zardari and Hamid Sammo who were Talpur’s domestic help.
“Faryal Talpur had not mentioned the company established on her daughter’s name in the asset details,” Islam added.
He continued that the transactions were mostly made with the nexus of Sindh Bank President Bilal Shaikh by opening 32 fake accounts. “The case against Talpur is not different from petitions filed against Jehangir Tareen and Shakil Awan.”
Islam pleaded with the court to declare Talpur and Sohail Anwar Siyal ineligible and impose penalties on them.
The case was adjourned till February 1.