Zardari, sister indicted in money laundering case

An accountability court in Islamabad on Monday indicted the former President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari and his sister, Faryal Talpur in the ongoing money laundering investigations.

Co-chairman Pakistan People’s Party and member provincial assembly (MPA), Talpur among others were indicted in a supplementary reference filed against them by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the mega money laundering scam.

Presiding over the case, Judge Azam Khan handed the charge sheet to all the accused who unanimously plead ‘not guilty’ and said that they would fight a legal battle against the indictment.

The court, however, deferred indictment of the accused in the Park Lane and Thatta water supply supplementary references until October 5 due to the absence of some co-accused in both cases, bail able arrest warrants were issued for the absentees.

On September 23, the court had dismissed Zardari and Talpur’s applications seeking acquittal in the supplementary references.