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Interior ministry denies reports of barring Zardari, Faryal from flying abroad

Interior ministry denies reports of barring Zardari, Faryal from flying abroad

ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry on Monday denied issuing any directives to bar former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur from flying abroad in relation to a money-laundering case.

“We have not issued any instructions to bar Zardari and Talpur from leaving the country,” the interior secretary said.

“Will look into the matter after orders from court,” he added.

Earlier today, media reports claimed that the former president and his sister had been barred by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) from leaving the country.

Geo News had reported earlier that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman is among seven suspects placed on the FIA’s ‘stop-list’ — a provisional list of FIA barring suspects from flying abroad before they are formally placed on the Exit Control List.

Following the reports, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari summoned an emergency meeting of the party’s central executive committee in Lahore.

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