SHC fixes Zardari’s plea against transfer of fake accounts case for hearing
KARACHI (92 News) – The Sindh High Court (SHC) fixed former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur’s petition against transfer of fake accounts case for hearing on Tuesday.
As per details, the SHC will hear petitions filed by Zardari and his sister against banking court’s verdict to allow the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to move the fake bank accounts case to an accountability court in Rawalpindi.
A two-member bench of the SHC will hear the petitions tomorrow. Seeking annulment of the banking court’s decision, Zardari and Talpur have termed the move in petitions “illegal”.
Zardari challenges banking court verdict in SHC
Earlier, Zardari has challenged the verdict of the banking court in the Sindh High Court in the mega money laundering case on Saturday.
In the petition, he pleaded that the banking court’s verdict should be declared null and void.
He stated that the decision to shift the case to Rawalpindi is illegal.
On the other hand, Faryal Talpur has also challenged the decision of the banking court.
NAB summons Asif Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto on March 20
Meanwhile, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) summoned PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari and chairman Bilawal Bhutto in the fake accounts case on March 20.
Mega money laundering case transferred to Rawalpindi
Earlier, the banking court had ordered to transfer mega money laundering case from Karachi to Rawalpindi on the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) plea.
During the hearing, the banking court accepted the NAB plea of moving the case to Rawalpindi from Karachi. However, former president Asif Ali Zardri and his sister Faryal Talpur were absent during the hearing.
Following the arguments, the court had reserved its verdict earlier this week. The court today announced the verdict, allowing the case to be transferred from Karachi to Rawalpindi.
Subsequently, the banking court cancelled the interim bails granted to Zardari, Talpur and others as the case had been transferred to a different court.
As the verdict was announced, the sons of Anwar Majeed, one of the co-accused, left the court, following which a team of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) went after them to make arrests.
After the details verdict, the interim bails of Zardari and Faryal Talpur have been ended. However the interim bails of other suspects in money laundering case Nimr Majeed, Zulqarnain, Ali Majeed and Bahria Town Malik Riaz son-in-law Zain were also declared null and void after the court verdict.