Faryal Talpur granted transit remand till Aug 7


ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Thursday granted transit remand of Faryal Talpur, the sister of PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, until August 7 to enable her to travel to Karachi to attend the Sindh Assembly session.

The plea was filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to allow Talpur’s transit remand so that she can attend the session in the provincial metropolis.

The court accepted NAB’s plea and granted seven-day remand of Faryal Talpur. However, her counsel took back a plea to extend her physical remand.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had approached the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to disqualify Faryal Talpur as member of the provincial assembly.

The plea was submitted by PTI MPAs, Arsalan Taj and Rabia Azfar, to the provincial election commission of Sindh, requesting it to “disqualify Talpur as member of the provincial assembly over not disclosing her three properties in her nomination papers”.

Talking to media, Taj said he had submitted a resolution against Talpur with the Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani on June 22, but despite the passage of a month, due action has not been taken.

It may be noted that Faryal Talpur is currently in the custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) over her alleged involvement in the fake bank accounts case.