Mega money laundering: Zardari, Talpur and others to be indicted on Jan 22

Mega money laundering, Asif Zardari, Talpur, others, indicted, Jan 22
07 Jan, 2020 10:37 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The accountability court has decided to indict former president Asif Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and others in the fake accounts, mega money laundering and Park Lane cases on January 22.

The court has directed Anwar Majeed, Abdul Ghani Majeed, Hussain Lawai, Zain Malik, Nimar Majeed, Younis Qadwai and other accused to ensure their presence on the said date.

In the JIT report, 172, including the former president, his sister and Bahria Town owner Malik Riaz, people were accused of having fake bank accounts and money laundering and recommended filing of 16 different references against them.

M/s Park Lane Estate Company (Pvt) Ltd and others on the allegation of illegal transfer of land measuring 118K-14M of compartment No. 34 & 35 of Punjab Forest Department by CDA officials to M/s Park Lane Estate Company (Pvt) Ltd.

According to Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan’s (SECP) record, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and former president Asif Ali Zardari are 50 per cent shareholders of M/s Park Lane Estate Co (Pvt) Ltd.

During the course of investigation, it was revealed that the revenue officers, in connivance with CDA officers, on application from M/s Park Lane Estate Company (Pvt) Ltd, illegally extended undue benefit to M/s Park Lane Company (Pvt) Ltd through demarcation and handing over possession of 118K-14M forest land. The revenue officers, in order to extend an illegal favour to M/s Park Lane, forged and tampered the revenue record while on the other hand, the CDA officers, by misusing their authority, handed over the possession of the state land to M/s Park Lane Estate.

The manager, attorney holder and director of M/s Park Lane Estate Company (Pvt) Ltd were repeatedly summoned, however, they willfully avoided joining the proceedings of the anti-graft body.

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