IHC grants bail to PPP's Faryal Talpur in fake accounts case

IHC grants bail to PPP's Faryal Talpur in fake accounts case

Islamabad (Staff Report): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday granted bail to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Faryal Talpur in the fake accounts case.

A two-member bench of the IHC headed by Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the case.

The court directed the PPP leader to submit surety bonds worth Rs10 million.

During the hearing, the court asked the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) additional prosecutor general if the bureau was done interrogating Talpur.  The NAB additional prosecutor responded in the affirmative.

Answering a question relating to Talpur’s involvement in the case, the additional prosecutor claimed in court that she had withdrawn a cheque that had been deposited in the Zardari Group by a fake bank account.

Faryal Talpur and her brother, former president Asif Ali Zardari, were arrested in June on charges of money laundering through fake bank accounts. 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.

On December 11, the IHC had granted bail to Zardari on medical ground in the same case.