PPP leader Faryal Talpur has requested that the head of the FIA’s JIT, Najaf Mirza, be replaced. The JIT is investigating a money laundering case.
Former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Talpur have also asked for more time before having to appear before the FIA in the money laundering case.
Their lawyer, Farooq H Naek, said on Saturday that they were unable to appear before the agency because they had been collecting the details of their campaign expenditure in this election, as required by the ECP. Today is the last day to submit the details.
They are wanted for questioning in a case involving around Rs34 billion funneled through fake bank accounts at three local banks.
The FIA recently announced that it has evidence that Talpur illegally sent Rs3 billion to an account of her foster brother Owais Muzaffar in Dubai.