Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur’s indictment deferred in fake bank accounts case

An accountability court, on Wednesday, deferred the indictment of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman and her sister Faryal Talpur in fake bank accounts case.

A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court conducted the hearing of fake bank accounts case related to Park Lane Apartments against the two senior PPP leaders.

During the hearing, NAB has contended for the indictment of Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur, whereas the accused filed exemption pleas from appearing before the court in wake of coronavirus crisis.

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The court, after hearing the arguments, approved the exemption pleas filed from Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur and postponed the case till July 17.

It is to be noted that NAB has accused Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur of money laundering via fraudulent bank accounts and embezzlement in the financial facility for Park Lane Private Limited and Parthenon (Pvt) Limited.

Prior to this, PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari was released on medical grounds in fake bank accounts and Park Lane case back in December 2019 last year.

The case is being pursued by the accountability watchdog on the directions of Supreme Court (SC) which instructed to further investigate the fake accounts case after analyzing the joint investigation team (JIT) report