ISLAMABAD: Faryal Talpur, a PPP-P leader and sister of former President Asif Ali Zardari, who is named in a fake accounts case being probed by NAB has been shifted to Adiala jail from Polyclinic Hospital here at midnight contrary to the advice of doctors.
Enraged Faryal Talpur while using the typical Pakistani feminist patent sentence against NAB: “Don’t they have wives and daughters!” termed the NAB’s mid-night pulling operation as unlawful: “What they are doing is illegal and God will ask them…a woman is being taken from the hospital to jail at 12; is this their justice?”
It is pertinent to mention here that doctors maintained that she was recovering and might be allowed to leave the polyclinic tomorrow (Tuesday 13th of August, 2019). Nevertheless, NAB officials pulled her out of hospital and shifted her amid tight security to Adiala jail in an ambulance, where the jailer and staff were present.
Relevant piecea published earlier:
ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has today arrested former president Asif Ali Zardari’s sister and Pakistan Peoples’ Party leader Faryal Talpur in fake accounts case.
The arrest was made after NAB Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal signed the arrest orders of Talpur last night. According to NAB sources, Talpur will be presented before the accountability court judge tomorrow.
Earlier, NAB Rawalpindi had arrested former president Asif Ali Zardari in the fake bank accounts case after a two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court rejected the plea of extension in bail and ordered his arrest.
RAWALPINDI: NAB here has received the arrest warrant of Faryal Talpur, sister of Pakistan’s former president Asif Ali Zardari.
According to details, the warrant was issued with the consent of NAB Chairman in the fake bank accounts case. Rawalpindi NAB has formed a team to arrest Faryal Talpur.
ISLAMABAD: IHC Thursday extended the interim bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur till June 10, in mega money laundering and fake accounts cases.
During this day hearing, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) submitted three reports regarding the role of Zardari and Talpur in the crime, to the divisional bench of the IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani hearing the bail petitions.
NAB prosecutor Jahanzeb Bharwana pleaded before the court that the fake accounts had been opened during 2014 and 2015. It was a crime related to transactions of public funds for corruption, kickbacks and shifting money abroad.
He said Zardari Group surfaced during the investigation of money laundering as Rs15 millions were transferred in the account of this group through a fake account. Then this amount was transferred to the account of Awais Muzaffar with signatures of Mrs. Talpur, he further said.
Bharwana apprised the court that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) had also issued a ‘suspect money transaction report’ on transactions in Zardari Group’s account.
Zardari’s counsel Farooq H Naek requested the bench to provide documents produced by NAB and grant some time to answer on these.
At this, Justice Kiyani said the bench would decide the case on the basis of currently available material.
Justice Farooq said it was only an interim bail plea, not a trial or proceeding on any appeal. The bench would dispose of the petition if NAB ruled out Zardari and Talpur’s connection with the crime, he said.
Zardari’s counsel argued that there was something in this case that needed to be answered by the petitioners.
During the hearing, the bench asked ‘what was Asif Zardari’s role in fake accounts case?
NAB prosecutor said Omni Group had a connection with Zardari Group.
Justice Aamer Farook asked the NAB to tell the number of total transactions. He said the bench would see the matter deeply as it was a white-collar crime.
NAB said total transactions of Rs14 billion were made through various bank accounts, adding that half of the money was laundered to other countries.
Justice Kiyani said ‘Omni Group could not be declared as Zardari’s front man on the basis of just NAB’s statement.