SC dismisses Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur, Omni Group review petitions in fake accounts case

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February 19, 2019

The review petitions were filed by former president Asif Ali Zardardi, his sister Faryal Talpur, Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has dismissed all review petitions filed by former president Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur, Anwar Majeed and Omni Group in fake accounts case, Geo News reported.

A total of nine review petitions were filed in the fake accounts case.

A three-member special bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Ijazul Ahsan was hearing these review petitions.

The bench also heard the review petitions filed by the owner of Omni Group Anwar Majeed as well as the Sindh government.

However, the court allowed Sindh Government and PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to file the review petitions.

Last month, the former president and his sister Faryal Talpur had filed a review petition in the SC requesting it to recall its order passed on January 7 in the money laundering case saying the directions issued are prejudicial to them in any futuristic eventualities of a fair trial and due process will not be possible under Article 10 (A) of the Constitution.

Similarly, PPP Chairman Bilwal Bhutto Zardari while filing a review petition had questioned the verbal and written order passed by the former Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar in fake bank account and money laundering case pertaining to removal of his name as well as Sindh Chief Minister’s form the JIT report and Exit Control List (ECL).

He had prayed the court to review its written order which, in contrast to its verbal order earlier, does not mention removal of his name from the JIT report. He had submitted that on January 7, 2019, former Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar while heading a three-member bench of the apex court hearing the fake bank account and money laundering case had expressed serious displeasure against the JIT and the federal government and verbally directed and ordered them to expunge his name from the JIT report and delete his name form the ECL.

Last year, the JIT formed by the Supreme Court had submitted its findings in the apex court, alleging that a close nexus had been found between a troika of Zardari Group, Bahria Town and Omni Group in the ‘fake accounts’ scam.

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