ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur will be presented before an accountability court today in Fake bank accounts case.
The team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will present the brother and sister duo before the court of Judge Muhammad Bashir. In this regard, strict security measures have been put in place in the surroundings of the judicial complex.
The NAB team will request the court to extend the remand of Zardari and Talpur duo. On 4th September, an accountability court had extended judicial remand of both till 19th September in Thatta Water Supply scheme reference.
According to the accountability reference, Harish and Company had taken a contract for water supply from the Special Initiative Department of Sindh, but no work was done on the project. It was further alleged that these funds were used to meet the expenses of Naudero House.
NAB investigation officer Mohammad Furqan had informed the court that Rs. 39 million cheques were issued for the Thatta Urban Water Supply scheme, which was sent to a fake account at Sindh Bank Gol Market branch in Karachi.
The money laundering case refers to the embezzlement of Rs4.4 billion. NAB has accused Zardari and Talpur of owning shares of the Zardari Group, a company that received some of the embezzled funds.