NAB arrests Faryal Talpur in fake bank accounts case

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Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Faryal Talpur
The National Accountability Bureau on Friday arrested Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Faryal Talpur from Islamabad in a case related to money laundering through alleged fake bank accounts.

Talpur’s arrest comes after her brother, former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, was arrested by the anti-graft body earlier this week.

On Monday, the Islamabad High Court rejected the two leaders’ bail plea in connection to a high-profile case of money laundering allegedly through fake banks accounts.

In its orders, the Islamabad High Court allowed the NAB to arrest Zardari and Talpur, both of whom now have the option to appeal the order in the Supreme Court.

The NAB is investigating four cases where the former president and his sister are the prime accused.

The cases pertain to transactions worth hundreds of millions of rupees to the two leaders’ private companies, allegedly, through fake bank accounts.

According to sources, an arrest warrant signed for Faryal Talpur by NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal was handed to NAB Rawalpindi three days ago, following which NAB Rawalpindi constituted a team to arrest the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader.

Officials said NAB will not shift Talpur to their offices but would keep her under custody at her Islamabad residence, which has been declared a sub-jail for this purpose.

NAB officials have also summoned a team of doctors at the sub-jail to conduct Talpur’s medical examination.

The Bureau is expected to present Talpur in an accountability court on Saturday to seek her physical remand.