Fake accounts case: Zardari, Talpur appear before FIA Zonal Office
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur appeared before Federal Investigation Agency Zonal Office Islamabad in fake accounts case on Monday.
Zardari and Faryal appeared before the FIA investigation team. Both the leaders answered the questions of the FIA team. Director FIA Najaf Mirza was the head of the joint investigation team (JIT).
The PPP leaders recorded their statements in money laundering case. During the investigation, Zardari told the probe team that he is not involved any cas and these cases were politically-motivated in the tenure of Mian Nawaz Sharif.
The FIA officials handed over a questionnaire to the sibling duo after the questioning. PPP leaders Syed Khursheed Shah, Sherry Rehman, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Aitzaz Ahsan were also accompanying them.
Zardari and Faryal Talpur appeared before the FIA after fourth summon in a case pertaining to fake bank accounts. They had not appeared before the FIA despite three previous summons.
In a brief talk with journalists outside the FIA office, Zardari said the case was made during Nawaz Sharif’s government. To a follow-up question from the journalist, he deftly responded “Such things happen in such matters’ (Is Tarah to Hota hai Is Tarah Ke Kaamon Main).
Earlier, Zardari and Faryal Talpur were summoned by the FIA at fourth time. Both the PPP leaders did not appear thrice before the joint investigation team (JIT) probing a multi-billion money laundering scam.
According to the FIA sources, If the PPP co-chairman and his sister will fail to appear before the JIT team at headquarter then both of them will face difficulty in the Supreme Court.
The FIA has to present complete report in the Supreme Court on August 28.
On August 17, a local banking court in Karachi had issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Zardari and other absconding suspects in the ongoing probe. The court ordered the suspects to be arrested and presented before it by September 4.
On August 18, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) approved the former president’s petition for protective bail in the case.