Fake accounts case: Faryal handed over to NAB on 14-day physical remand

ISLAMABAD: Faryal Talpur— Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader on Monday was handed over to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on 14-day physical remand in a case related to fake bank accounts case.

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Talpur was presented before the accountability court judge Justice Arshad Malik today following the conclusion of her earlier nine-day physical remand.

NAB’s request to extend Talpur’s physical remand for further 14-days was approved by the court and she was summoned on July 8.

On June 10, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected the two leaders’ bail plea in connection to a high-profile case of money laundering allegedly through fake bank accounts.

Subsequently, the accountability watchdog arrested Talpur after her brother, former president Zardari was arrested by the anti-graft body the same week.

In its orders, the IHC allowed the NAB to arrest Zardari and Talpur, both of whom now have the option to appeal the order in the Supreme Court.

The NAB is investigating four cases where the former president and his sister are the prime accused.

On June 17, NAB issued production orders for the sister of former president Asif Ali Zardari.

Secretary Sindh Assembly Umar Farooq wrote a letter to the NAB chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal and DG NAB Karachi seeking issuance of production orders of Talpur. Farooq requested NAB to allow Talpur to attend the Sindh Assembly session of June 12 in the letter.

Talpur in an informal conversation with journalists said everyone knew these were political arrests.

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