Court extends interim bails of Faryal Talpur, others

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KARACHI: A banking court hearing a money laundering case on Tuesday extended interim bail of Faryal Talpur and other accused.

The court hearing case against former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and other accused, related to money laundering through fake bank accounts.

Zardari, Talpur and other accused appeared before the court in the case. The case was adjourned till December 10, without any proceeding.

The court extended interim bail of Faryal Talpur, Ali Majeed, Nimar Majeed, Mustafa Zulqarnain and other accused.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) submitted a report in the court about declaring the five fugitives in the case as proclaimed offenders. The absconders included Naseer Abdullah, Adnan Javed, Umair and two other accused.

The investigation officer informed the court that legal formalities are being completed to declare the accused as proclaimed offenders. The advertisements have been pasted at the homes of the accused and letters were written to the concerned deputy commissioners seeking information about the properties of the accused.

The court issued non-bailable arrest warrants of the five absconders and directed the investigation officer for a quick completion of the formalities to declare the accused as proclaimed offenders.

The court adjourned the hearing of the case till Dec. 10.