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FIA submits report on money laundering worth Rs35 bn in SC

FIA submits report on money laundering worth Rs35 bn in SC

ISLAMABAD Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday has submitted report on money laundering worth Rs35 billion in Supreme Court (SC).

In his statement, FIA Director General said more than 10 political personalities are allegedly involved in fictitious transactions through fake accounts.

Two of the primary accused are former president Asif Ali Zardari and his siter Faryal Talpur, who were summoned on more than one occasion but failed to appear before the investigation team, he said .

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar directed the department to provide complete information about the bank accounts’ owners.

On July 30, Talpur challenged FIA’s interim challan and submitted Rs2 million bail amount in court.

She adopted the stance that money laundering has not been mentioned in the FIR while her role is also not clearly stated in the challan. She has denied all the accusations levelled against her.

FIA also obtained undeniable and concrete evidence in Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur money-laundering case, well informed sources told Dunya News.

On the other hand, sources privy to FIA – on condition of anonymity – revealed a VIP figure allegedly transferred Rs300 million to account of another VIP figure whereas probe into the matter has been expedited. The investigation body will submit evidence in the accountability court today.

Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur and their associates are accused of sending Rs35 billion abroad through fake accounts after which, their names were placed on Exit Control List (ECL)

The police first investigation report (FIR) stated that M/S Zardari Group (Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur, etc) got Rs15,000,000 and were among the beneficiaries of the transaction trail of fake bank accounts maintained by Omni Group, owned by Anwar Majeed, another close aide of the former president.

Lawai and his associates are accused of opening 29 fake accounts in the Summit Bank and United Bank of Pakistan Limited.

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