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SC to hear fake account case at Lahore registry on Monday

SC to hear fake account case at Lahore registry on Monday
December 24, 2018
LAHORE (92 News) – The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan will hear fake account case on Monday in SC Lahore Registry. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar will hear the important case today. Two-member bench headed by the chief justice would hear long-running the fake account case. Justice Ijazul Haq will also be part of the bench. The case will be heard at the apex court’s Lahore registry. On the other sides, the court would also hear the cases related to Khokhar brothers and journalist’s murder case. It is pertinent to mention here that the joint investigation team (JIT) has submitted the final report included in volume 8 of the fake accounts case to the Supreme Court Lahore Registry. The hearing will be heard on December 24. According to the report, key documents and proofs about Omni Group and Lucky International have been found from the house of Anwar Majeed. On Friday, the banking court in Karachi has extended the interim bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur till January 7 in the money laundering scam. Zardari and Faryal Talpur appeared before banking court. The judge granted an extension in the PPP leaders’ bail until Jan 7. When Zardari reached at the banking court, he was seen nervous and worried but after extension in bail he was smiling. During the hearing, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials adopted a stance before court that the JIT report related to the fake accounts and money laundering was submitted in the Supreme Court. It also said that they are waiting for the decision of the apex court on the case. The strict security measures have been taken for avoiding any untoward situation, however, the rangers and police deployed outside the court. The barriers fixed outside the court to stop unauthorized persons. Fearing the PPP leaders’ arrest, the party had planned protests across the country. A large number of senior party leaders including Qaim Ali Shah, Rehman Malik and Khursheed Shah as well as the party workers (Jiyalas) also gathered outside the court today. The former president and his sister left the court premises shortly after bail extension. However, the PPP has prepared its strategy ahead of former president Asif Ali Zardari’s appearnce in the banking court and his ‘possible arrest’ in fake bank account case. On Thursday, the PPP has directed all the party MNAs and Senators to reach Karachi tonight. PPP leaders and workers have been asked to reach the court today, owing to Asif Ali Zardari’s appearance. It is pertinent to mention here that this is the fourth time they have been granted extension in their bail. Earlier, the PPP decided to give tough time to the government in case of the arrest of the former president. The sources said that the party’s senior leaders also proposed to move no-confidence motion against the government.