In a significant legal development, an accountability court in Islamabad has issued summon notices to former President Asif Ali Zardari and former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani. These summon notices pertain to separate cases, including the infamous fake bank accounts case and the Toshakhana case.
As per the court’s directives, both seasoned politicians, Asif Ali Zardari and Yousuf Raza Gillani, are required to make a personal appearance in the Toshakhana case on October 24. Additionally, Asif Zardari has received a separate notification to appear before Accountability Court No. 3 on the same date in connection with the case related to fake bank accounts.
The backdrop of these developments includes the transfer of the fake bank account cases against Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur, and others from Islamabad to Karachi. This transfer became official as the documents related to the cases have been received by the banking court in Karachi.
In related news, Anwar Majeed, the head of Omni Group, has submitted a petition to the court, seeking the removal of his name from the exit control list (ECL). His plea to the court is driven by his desire to leave the country for medical treatment abroad. He stressed his urgency for overseas medical treatment and emphasized his advanced age of 82 years.
The Rs. four billion fake bank accounts case involves serious allegations of money laundering and other financial misconduct against prominent figures, including former President Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur, and several other accused individuals. These cases had initially been transferred to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court in Islamabad in November 2019 but have now been reverted to Karachi, as per legal sources.
This development marks a significant chapter in the legal proceedings surrounding these high-profile cases, with implications for the future legal course and potential outcomes for the accused individuals.