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Fake bank accounts case: NAB submits details in IHC

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May 15, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday submitted details of its ongoing investigation against former president Asif Ali Zardari in the fake bank accounts case in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

NAB Deputy Prosecutor General Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi submitted the Bureau’s 11-page report detailing the ongoing inquiries against Zardari, after the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader had petitioned the court on April 29 to summon the details of all the ongoing cases and inquiries against him.

In the report, the NAB has stated that there are a total of 26 inquiries being conducted in relation to the fake accounts case. The Bureau has also said that it started its probe into the fake accounts on the Supreme Court’s orders.

The accountability watchdog has further mentioned that Zardari has a role in five inquiries and three probes. Arrests warrants have been issued against Zardari in only one case, the report stated. A copy of the NAB report was sent to Zardari’s legal team on the court’s directive. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is investigating more than 30 people in relation to money laundering from fictitious accounts, including Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur. Zardari’s close aide Hussain Lawai was arrested in July 2018 in connection with the probe.

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