Court rejects Faryal Talpur's request for bank account restoration

Court rejects Faryal Talpur's request for bank account restoration

Islamabad Accountability Court dismisses Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Faryal Talpur's petition on the restoration of personal bank accounts.

In this regard, the accountability court has restored 2 accounts of their daughters.

Judge Azam Khan of the Accountability Court-2 issued the order on the petition filed in the fake bank accounts case.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) directed the State Bank of Pakistan to freeze all their accounts in the case after Faryal Talpur's name came up in the fake accounts case.

Following the court's orders, three accounts were frozen, of which Faryal Talpur and 2 accounts are the names of their daughters.

Chaudhry Riaz, Faryal Talpur's lawyer, argued before the court that apart from his personal account, NAB had also frozen the accounts of his children, who were not charged.

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He argued that the NAB had frozen the accounts of the Zardari Group of Companies in the fake bank accounts case but failed to prove any connection to their client's family accounts in the case.

According to the prosecution, 29 accounts in Summit Bank, Sindh Bank, and United Bank Limited were asked to freeze the accounts of Faryal Talpur in a fake bank accounts case involving alleged money laundering of billions of rupees.

The Federal Investigation Agency named former president Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur, Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed, his sons and more than 10 others in the interim challan filed in a banking court in August 2018.

The NAB prosecutor argued that the PPP leader's request was not unheard of because his bank accounts were frozen according to law.

To which Faryal Talpur's lawyer said that the bureau had admitted to freezing the accounts before finalizing the inquiry.

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