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Names of Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur removed from ECL

Names of Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur removed from ECL
Names of Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur removed from ECL

The interim government removed the names of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur from the Exit Control List (ECL) on Wednesday.

The move came after the chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) remarked that they were not suspects in a money laundering case.

Following the orders of apex court, the interior ministry removed their names and sent a notification to all of the relevant authorities.

The names of Zardari and Faryal Talpur were placed on the ECL by the FIA in a case relating to a Rs34 billion cash laundering scheme that concerned three banks – Sindh Financial institution, UBL and Summit Bank.

The FIA stated that there are around 29 fake accounts in seven people’s names by which the money has been funnelled.

Earlier, Hussain Lawai, a close friend of former President Asif Zardari and Chairman of the Board of Pakistan Stock Change was questioned by Federal Investigation Agency in cash laundering case.

Hussain Lawai is former Head of SummitBank and a detailed good friend of Asif Zardari and was summoned by FIA in connection with benami accounts used for money laundering.

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