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Faryal Talpur placed under house arrest

ISLAMABAD, June 14 (WNP): Faryal Talpur – sister of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari – has been placed under house arrest By National Accountability Bureau (NAB) here on Friday in fake accounts case as his brother has already been arrested on the same grounds.

It is pertinent to mention here that she is the second most powerful figure in the party after his brother Asif Ali Zardari.

She is also considered the most powerful woman in Sindh even, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has no value in front of her.

In addition, Sindh chief minister can be ignored by his own cabinet members and under commands but she even cannot be imagined to be excused at any extent.

Hours after arrest warrants, NAB officials declared her F8 residence in the federal capital as a sub-jail.

The Sindh lawmaker is one of the main accused in the fake accounts case.

NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal issued a notification notifying her house as sub-jail. NAB is expected to present Talpur before an accountability court on Saturday to seek her physical remand.

Earlier on Monday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed the pre-arrest bail petitions of PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Talpur. Zardari was then arrested by NAB officials from his Islamabad residence.

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 chairman 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 in which Zardari’s link had been established. It further added that 22 inquiries and three investigations are under way while three references have been filed.

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