Fake Accounts Case: Production orders issued for Faryal Talpur

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday issued production orders for the sister of former president Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur who is currently under NAB custody under nine-day physical remand in fake accounts case.

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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.

The accountability watchdog on Friday arrested Talpur after her brother former president and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Zardari was arrested by the anti-graft body earlier this week.

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

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.

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.

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