Court summons Zardari siblings in fake accounts case


ISLAMABAD: An accountability court has summoned former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and other accused on April 8 for the hearing of mega money laundering case.

The accountability court-II dispatched the summons at the address of Bilawal House, Karachi. Accountability Judge Arshad Malik will hear the case against Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur and 232 other accused.

The court served notice on Zardari via a special messenger.

Zardari, Talpur and other accused are facing an inquiry into the money laundering scam involving over Rs35 billion money laundered through fake bank accounts.

Zardari’s close aides Hussain Lawai and Anwar Majeed are also being investigated in the scandal. They both are in custody.

A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed to probe into the mega money laundering scam submitted its report in the Supreme Court. The report revealed that 29 fake bank accounts had been identified, which were used for money laundering.