Faryal Talpur Granted Bail In Fake Accounts Reference

Islamabad (HRNW) PPP leader Faryal Talpur has been granted bail in fake accounts reference. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Tuesday granted bail to former president Asif Ali Zardari’s sister Faryal Talpur in a case pertaining to mega money laundering through fake accounts. The bail was accepted against surety bonds worth Rs10 millions. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Aamer Farooq announced the judgment after hearing arguments from both sides at large. During the course of proceeding, the bench asked the Additional Prosecutor General (APG) National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Jahanzeb Bharwana that if the bureau had concluded its investigation from the accused. Bharwana answered in affirmation. The NAB said that Faryal Talpur had been chief executive officer (CEO) of Zardari Group of Companies. After hearing arguments from both sides, the court accepted the bail petition of Faryal Talpur. It may be mentioned here that former president Asif Ali Zardari had also been given bail a few days back in two references. Meanwhile, an Accountability Court Islamabad adjourned hearing on fake accounts references till January 7. Nominated accused including Faryal Talpur, Abdul Ghani Majeed and others appeared before AC-II Judge Azam Khan.

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