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SHC Approves Faryal Talpur’s Protective Bail

Karachi (July 23, 2018): Sindh High Court’s Circuit Bench on Monday accepted Faryal Talpur’s six-day pre-arrest protective bail petition in a money-laundering probe against her and brother Asif Ali Zardari. 

A two-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar had taken suo motu notice into the FIA’s probe of a Rs35 billion money-laundering scam.

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Justices Irshad Shah and Rasheed Soomro approved Talpur’s pre-arrest bail petition. The latter had pleaded that FIA’s cases were politically motivated and the purpose of arresting her was to prevent Talpur from contesting polls.

The Federal Investigation Agency on July 21 declared the former president and his sister absconders in the money laundering case, which also nominates others including Zardari’s close aide and Pakistan Stock Exchange Chairman Hussain Lawai.

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The FIA also declared 20 people including Anwar Majeed and his son absconder in the money laundering case.

SC Stops FIA From Summoning Zardari, Faryal Till Elections

Earlier on July 12, the Supreme Court ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) not to summon Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister in the Rs35 billion money-laundering probe involving fake bank accounts.

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During the proceedings, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar remarked that the defence counsels should have approached the apex court if they had reservations about the top court’s orders. The chief justice also clarified that neither was Zardari summoned in person today nor was the brother-sister duo placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) — as reports had stated earlier.

The two-member bench observed that since Zardari is just a suspect, how could he be placed on the ECL.

The hearing was adjourned until August 6.

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