KARACHI: A local banking court on Wednesday extended the interim bail granted to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in the fake ban account case.
The court extended the interim bail till February 14, 2019.
The same court deferred a decision on the bail plea of Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed and his son, Abdul Ghani Majeed, till February 6.
Earlier the court had extended their bail till January 22. Today the duo appeared before the court after expiry of their interim bail. Leaders and workers of PPP accompanied Zardari and Talpur to the court.
The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) prosecutor said the case was being transferred to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and urged the court to halt proceedings on the bail-related requests.
The judge expressed his annoyance over the absence of the FIA’s investigation officer and its failure to submit case records.
Former chairman of the Pakistan Stock Exchange Hussain Lawai, Summit Bank’s Taha Raza, Anwar Majeed and Abdul Ghani Majeed are in custody over charges of facilitating money laundering – to the tune of over Rs4 billion – through at least 29 fake bank accounts.
Zardari, Talpur and 16 other bankers and businessmen have also been booked in the same case.