Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday has submitted report over fake bank accounts in Supreme Court (SC). During the hearing headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, the agency suggested to form Joint Investigation Team (JIT) and told that former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairman Hussain Lawai is under judicial custody.
The official also said that co-chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur have already taken pre-arrest bail in the case. Meanwhile, Ghani’s lawyer Shahid Hamid’s appeal seeking approval for meeting with his client was also rejected by the top judge. CJP Nisar directed to carry out proper medical treatment of the accused. Subsequently, Anwar Majeed and his son Abdul Ghani have been sent to jail on judicial remand.
Earlier, ex-president and his sister appeared before FIA in money laundering case against them. Zardari’s lawyer Farooq H. Naik and PPP leaders Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani and Aitzaz Ahsan were also present on the occasion. Sources told that the accused recorded their statements in the case. According to details, Zardari’s lawyer Farooq H. Naik and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani and Aitzaz Ahsan were also present on the occasion. The accused recorded their statements in the case.
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). Hussain Lawai, chairman of Pakistan Stock Exchange, and his associates are accused of opening 29 fake accounts in the Summit Bank and United Bank of Pakistan Limited. FIA had prepared a report, revealing that more than 10 political personalities were allegedly involved in fictitious transactions worth Rs35 billion.