PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira has claimed that former president Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur were not accused in a money laundering case but they are witnesses.
“The FIA has not given any questionnaire to Asif Zardari,” Kaira said on Monday. “He was not even asked a question.”
Zardari and Talpur had appeared before the FIA team in the morning to record their statements.
They are being interrogated in a money laundering case involving Rs35 billion funneled through fake bank accounts at three local banks.
Kaira urged the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of the way the media was reporting the court proceedings. “If something that has not been said is reported then it is tantamount to defaming someone.”
He said that the party has written to Pemra and requested the media houses to verify the news before they go on air.
Rifts among opposition parties over presidential election
The PML-N has rejected the PPP’s presidential candidate Aitzaz Ahsan and has nominated Moulana Fazl-ur-Rehman.
“The PPP had initially proposed Aitzaz Ahsan’s name internally and it wasn’t even finalized,” Kaira added. “The misunderstanding was created due to media reports.”
Chaudhry Manzoor, another PPP leader, said that it was actually the PML-N that created rifts among the opposition parties. “It was not a formal alliance but just an arrangement,” he added.