KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday issued arrest warrants for Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Faryal Talpur in the fake accounts case.
Earlier on Monday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday dismissed pre-arrest bail petitions of PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Talpur. Zardari was then arrested NAB officials from his Islamabad residence.
The anti-graft body can detain Faryal after informing Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani – who is also currently under NAB custody for corruption charges.
NAB is investigating the senior PPP leadership in pursuance of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the money laundering of billions through fake accounts case wherein it forwarded the joint investigation team (JIT) report with directions to investigate and file references.
Other suspects include Omni Group’s Anwar Majeed and his son Abdul Ghani Majeed, former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairperson Hussain Lawai, Summit Bank Senior Vice-President Taha Raza.
On May 14, the anti-corruption unit furnished details of inquiries, investigations, and references in the fake accounts case. In the report, NAB listed down at least eight cases where Zardari’s link had been established. It further added that 22 inquiries and three investigations are underway while three references have been filed.