Zardari And His Sister Banned From Travelling Abroad In View Of Fake Bank Accounts Case


New Delhi:Supreme Court of Pakistan has banned former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister FaryalTalpur from travelling abroad in the wake of the recent revelations in a fake bank accounts case.

Chief Justice SaqibNisar ordered the names of 20 people, including Zardari and Talpur, be placed on the Exit Control List, Geo TV reported.Those persons on the list are prohibited from leaving Pakistan.

The order came as Chief Justice Nisar took notice of the slow pace of inquiry into a fake bank accounts case.The apex court has summoned the seven fake bank account holders and 13 beneficiaries on July 12.

Zardari, Talpur, Tariq Sultan, ErumAqeel, Muhammad Ashraf and Muhammad IqbalArain are among those who have been issued notices to appear before the top court on the given date.

The top court also directed the Sindh inspector general of police to ensure that all persons that have been summoned appear before the court.

Nasir Abdullah, Ansari Sugar Mills, Omani Polymer Packages, Pak Ethanol Private Limited, Chambar Sugar Mills, Agro Farm Thatta, Zardari Group, Parthenon Private Limited, AOne International, Lucky International, Logistic Trading, Royal International and Ameer Associate are among the beneficiaries name in the fake bank accounts case.

On Friday, the Federal Investigation Agency detained Central Depository Company (CDC) chairman and Summit Bank vice chairman HussainLawai, a close aide of Zardari, in Karachi.

Lawai and his associates are accused of opening 29 fake accounts in the Summit Bank and United Bank of Pakistan Limited.

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