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Banking Court Grants Interim Bail To Asif Zardari

Karachi (August 31, 2018):  Local Banking Court on Friday granted interim bail to the former President and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in connection to a money laundering case.

Zardari along with his counsel Farooq Naik appeared before the banking court in Karachi and was granted interim bail on furnishing bail bonds of Rs2 million.

The former president has been granted interim bail for 15 days, Naik said.

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“We are ready to face the trial,” Zardari’s counsel added.

The case has been adjourned till September 4.

Ahead of Zardari’s arrival, a bomb disposal squad scanned the court premises and gave the clearance.

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Earlier on August 30, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) sent a questionnaire to PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur seeking information about their relationship with Zardari group during fake accounts investigation.

According to details, Asif Ali Zardari asked, in questionnaire “When did he leave the Zardari Group slot? Who is the present director of Zardari group and why had the money transferred to Zardari Group account from fake bank account?”

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FIA has also asked Asif Ali Zardari details of his assets in the country and abroad.

On August 18, Islamabad High Court granted him protective bail in fake bank accounts case on the request submitted by Aitzaz Ahsan and Latif Khusa.

On August 29, the co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari appeared before Federal Investigation (FIA)’s Joint Investigation Team (JIT)  during the investigation along with his sister Faryal Talpur in fake account case.

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During the approximate 40-min long in-camera appearance, Zardari and Talpur recorded their statement in the Rs35 billion money laundering case and filled out the questionnaire prepared by the FIA.

As the investigation get started, the JIT has asked the Zardari and Talpur lawyers to leave the room saying that lawyers can’t sit during the probe.According to the sources, during the investigation, Asif Ali Zardari failed to give answers of few of very crucial questions.

When the probe team asked “How much tax you are paying,” Zardari replied, “I don’t know, my tax advisor Abubakar Zardari will provide the information in this connection.” On which JIT asked him he should have to give answer himself.

JIT asked Zardari, How the money was transferred from fake account to Zardari group, on which Asif Ali Zardari told that he has distanced himself from Zardari groups for 10 years and he does not have any link with it at the moment.

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