Fake accounts case: NAB gets nine-day physical remand of Faryal Talpur

Fake accounts case: NAB gets nine-day physical remand of Faryal Talpur

Islamabad (Web Desk): An Accountability Court in Islamabad on Saturday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) nine-day physical remand of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Faryal Talpur.

On Friday, a team of the accountability watchdog arrested Faryal Talpur from Islamabad in a case related to fake bank accounts. She was placed under house arrest as NAB officials declared her residence in Islamabad a sub-jail.

Today, the NAB officials presented the PPP leader before the accountability court and sought a 14-day physical remand for her.

The accountability watchdog argued that Talpur is the director if the Zardari Group and that she has a central role in the fake bank accounts case.

The prosecution further argued that it was through Talpur's signature that Rs 30 million were transferred from the Zardari Group's bank account to Awais Muzaffar.

Hearing these arguments, the court granted NAB a nine-day physical remand for Talpur. The remand will last till June 24.

On June 10, the NAB arrested PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected the interim bail of the former president and his sister Faryal Talpur in fake accounts case.

A two-member bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Moshin Akhtar Kayani had earlier reserved its verdict on their application announced the verbal order.

On May 30, the court extended the interim pre-arrest bail of Zardari and Talpur in the fake bank accounts case till June 10.

This is pertinent to mention that the NAB is investigating four cases where the former president and his sister are the prime accused.

The cases pertain to transactions worth hundreds of millions of rupees to the two leaders' private companies, allegedly, through fake bank accounts.