Fake account case: Interim bail of Zardari, Faryal extended till Jan 7
KARACHI (92 News) – 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 on Friday.
As per details, 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.
A day earlier, 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.
It may be recalled that, the banking court, on Monday (December 10), had extended interim bail of Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur until December 21st (today) in money laundering case.
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.
It is pertinent to mention here that the joint investigation team (JIT) has submitted the final report 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.
Moreover, key proofs of properties owned by important figures of Sindh have also been found. Sources said that the report contains statements and investigations of Anwar Majeed, AG Majeed and Hussain Lawai.