ISLAMABAD, July 09 (INP): Former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur have been barred from flying abroad related to a money-laundering case by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday.
According to sources, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman is among seven suspects placed on the ‘stop-list’ — a provisional list of the FIA barring suspects from flying abroad before they are formally placed on the Exit Control List.
Others placed in the list include Nazli Majeed, Iqbal Khan Noori, Mustafa Zulqarnain and Ali Kamal Majeed. PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has also summoned a meeting over the issue in Lahore today. The FIA registered a case in Karachi last week over a money laundering scandal of Rs35 billion said to implicate politicians, businessmen and bankers. On July 6, FIA arrested Stock Exchange of Pakistan chairman Hussain Lawai, considered a close aide of Zardari. FIA arrests Hussain Lawai in money-laundering probe FIA officials maintain that 32 people, including Lawai, are being investigated for laundering billions of rupees through fictitious bank accounts. INP/AJ