Accountability drive against politicians has reached to a next level. Apparently, it seems that now cases against PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari have gained momentum. This happened particularly especially after Nawaz Sharif was given a sentence of 10 years in jail and was handed with a fine of £8 million. His daughter Maryam Nawaz was rewarded with seven years in jail and a fine of £2 million was imposed on her.
National Accountability Bureau and Federal Investigation Agency now seems to be more active in Sindh, setting aside the notion that it has soft corner for PPP. Before verdict against Nawaz Sharif NAB, FIA, and other institutions remained inactive. Now they are briskly acting upon those cases which remained inactive for sometime.
Nabbing Zardari’s partners
Contemporary case against Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur and their associates is of money laundering in which they are convicted of sending Rs35 billion abroad through a fake account. Hussain Lawai, Chairman of Central Depository Company (CDC) and Vice Chairman of Summit Bank has been barred from travelling abroad. Lawai along with his partners have been accused of opening 29 fake accounts in Summit and United Banks and then transferring money to Dubai. There are seven people on whose names these accounts were operating.