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SC To Take Up Review Pleas In Fake Accounts Case

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court will hold hearing on review petitions filed by former president Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur and others in money laundering case via fake bank accounts.

Earlier on Monday, the former president and co-chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari has decided to not appear before the Supreme Court in the case.

According to sources, the decision was made in a PPP meeting presided over by the Asif Ali Zardari in which legal team was consulted in this connection.

“Zardari will stay away from SC appearance while his legal team comprises of Nayyar Bukhari and Farooq Naek will appear in the court,” sources said.

On February 8, Sindh government filed review petition against top court’s January 7 decision regarding transfer of fake bank accounts’ case to federal capital Islamabad.

A review petition was filed by the Sindh government against SC’s decision to allow National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for transferring case to Islamabad.

Sindh government in its petition pleaded the top court to review Para 29, 35 and 37 of the January 7’s decision and ordering continuation of the inquiry in Karachi.

It was stated that the transfer will create administrative issues in the case while further inquiry in the federal capital will also tantamount to depriving right of fair trial.

The petition pleaded the top court to provide complete record of inquiry to NAB Karachi while it was also sought to issue directives to the anti-graft watchdog to file reference in the Sindh capital for future probe.