ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday suggested the formation of a Panama Papers-style joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the allegations against former president and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in a case pertaining to money laundering of at least Rs 35 billion through fake or ‘benami’ bank accounts.
A three-member bench resumed hearing the suo motu case in the Supreme Court regarding the investigation into the alleged fake bank accounts and fictitious transactions conducted through several mainstream banks via ‘Benami’ accounts. The bench summoned the Omni Group of Companies owner and former president Asif Ali Zardari’s close aide Anwar Majeed along with his family in the same case on August 13.
Moreover, Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur are the prime suspects in the case who were summoned on more than one occasion in the court.
Talpur’s counsel Farooq H Naik told the court