ISLAMABAD -UNS – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday has decided to form Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in case pertaining to money laundering of Rs35 billion.
During the hearing in Supreme Court (SC), the top judge rejected Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) request to hold investigation in Islamabad and ordered to carry out probe in Sindh.
FIA DG Bashir Memon has recommended the CJP to include members of intelligence agency in JIT over which, CJP said that he will finalise the names.
Meanwhile, Justice Saqib directed Rangers to provide foolproof security to the JIT. He also clarified not to include Director FIA Najaf Mirza in the inquiry team.
He said that former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur should not have any issue with JIT and that they can participate in political activities after getting clean chit in the case.
Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur and their associates are accused of sending Rs35 billion abroad through fake accounts after which, their names were placed on Exit Control List (ECL).
Hussain Lawai, chairman of Pakistan Stock Exchange, and his associates are accused of opening 29 fake accounts in the Summit Bank and United Bank of Pakistan Limited.
FIA had prepared a report, revealing that more than 10 political personalities were allegedly involved in fictitious transactions worth Rs35 billion.