Money-Laundering Probe, FIA Summons Zardari,Talpur on Aug 4

PAKISTAN

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has summoned former president Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in money laundering probe on August 4.

The agency has issued notices to both to appear before a joint investigation team, which is probing the matter.

The FIA is investigating 32 people in relation to money-laundering from fictitious accounts, under which Zardari’s close aide and Pakistan Stock Exchange Chairman Hussain Lawai was also arrested earlier this month.

FIA had earlier summoned Talpur and Zardari on July 11, however, the siblings had failed to appear before the agency.

Talpur later asked FIA to provide more time to the two for submitting a response.