Karachi (Staff Report): Faryal Talpur, sister of former president Asif Ali Zardari, on Wednesday appeared before the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in connection to an ongoing money laundering case.
The FIA is investigating 32 people in relation to money laundering from fictitious accounts, including Zardari and Talpur.
Over 20 ‘benami’ accounts at some private banks were opened in 2013, 2014 and 2015 from where transactions worth billions of rupees were made, according to sources.
Talpur and Zardari had also been summoned by FIA to record their statement in a case pertaining to money laundering through fake bank accounts.
Zardari’s close aide Hussain Lawai, Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed and his son, Abdul Ghani, are also in FIA’s custody.
Zardari and Talpur have been granted interim bail in the case and have appeared before the FIA four times before this.