KARACHI: The hearing of a money laundering case lodged against former president Asif Ali Zardari and others was postponed till November 13 as the judge presiding the case is on a trip to Islamabad.
The former president appeared at the banking court for the day’s hearing.
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman, sister Faryal Talpur, Omni Group’s Anwar Majeed, former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairman Hussain Lawai and Summit Bank Senior Vice-President Taha Raza are among those being investigated for alleged money laundering of Rs35 billion through fake accounts.
While Zardari and Talpur were granted protective bail by a lower court, Lawai and Majeed are currently in custody. All accused, including those with protective bails and those under custody, appeared before the bench.
Meanwhile, the Sindh High Court (SHC) heard Majeed’s petition accusing Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) of filing wrongful charges against him. The Omni group chief also asked the court to seek details of pending inquiries against him.
During the hearing, FIA representative sought time to submit a report in the matter. Accepting the request, the bench adjourned the hearing and summoned FIA’s Investigating Officer Najaf Mirza on November 20.