Sheikh Rashid sees 'key' politician's arrest from Sindh soon

Asif Ali Zardari earlier said a conspiracy is being hatched to put him behind bars in fake accounts case


News Desk November 10, 2018
Sheikh Rasheed. PHOTO: FILE

Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid has predicted a major arrest from Sindh, as part of the government's ongoing campaign against corruption.

"I can predict an end to corrupt politicians this year," Rashid said while addressing a news conference in Lahore. "I can see new faces emerge in the political arena.

"The AML chief said, "A lot of money is going to be recovered from the faloda seller," and added that the bank accounts of the faloda seller will reveal who have been given benefits from those.

On Tuesday, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said a plan was being hatched to put him behind bars. “These days, there are rumours that I will be arrested but that won’t be something new for me as I have seen many barracks in the past.”

Arrest will only make me ‘more popular’: Zardari

On November 1, the veteran politician said that he may be put behind bars, but those doing so will first have to prove that he had deposited money in fake bank accounts.

“If I transferred any money into the accounts of a faloda seller or a rickshaw driver, then I can do that,” the former president said, and added, “but that needs to be proved.”

In September, the top court ordered formation of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe alleged money laundering of at least Rs35 billion through fake bank accounts.

Asif Ali Zardari, his 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 by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for alleged money laundering of over Rs35 billion through fake accounts.

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