NAB places Faryal Talpur under house arrest in fake accounts case

ISLAMABAD, June 14 (INP): Hours after arrest warrants for Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Faryal Talpur were issued, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials declared her F8 residence in Islamabad as a sub-jail and placed her under house arrest.

The Sindh lawmaker is one of the main accused in the fake accounts case.

The NAB chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal issued a notification notifying her house as sub-jail. NAB is expected to present Talpur before an accountability court on Saturday to seek her physical remand.

NAB is investigating the senior PPP leadership in pursuance of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the money laundering of billions through fake accounts case wherein it forwarded the joint investigation team (JIT) report with directions to investigate and file references.