Zardari, Talpur’s Indictment in mega money laundering case deferred

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

07th Jul, 2020. 10:41 am

Islamabad accountability court deferred on Tuesday, the indictment of former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and other accused in the mega money laundering case against them until July 24.

According to the details, Judge of Accountability  court Azam Khan resumed hearing the reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the PPP co-chairman, his sister, and close aides, Omni Group head Anwar Majeed and Hussain Lawai among other accused.

At the start of the hearing, the bureau’s prosecutor requested more time for further investigation before the accused’s indictment. Granting his request, the judge deferred their indictment until July 24.

The court also approved applications of Zardari and Talpur seeking exemption from personal appearance in today’s hearing.

Zardari, his sister, and other accused facing charges of laundering more than Rs35 billion through fake bank accounts. Zardari’s close aides Hussain Lawai and Anwar Majeed have also nominated in the scam.

Earlier, the Accountability Court on Monday also postponed indictment of former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in Park Lane case and adjourned the hearing till July 14.

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