Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur accused in supplementary money laundering case

Former president and PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari and his sister MPA Faril Talpur have been charged in a complementary mega money laundering case on Monday morning.

Zardari's objections to the Park Lane and Thatta water supply case are still expected today.

Both have denied the allegations against them in the Islamabad Accountability Court. The court summoned all the suspects named in the case for hearing.

Zardari's lawyer Farooq H Naik was not present when the charges were framed. His junior lawyer told the court he was in the Supreme Court for another case and wanted a delay in delaying the charges. After a brief delay, the court decided that since the accused were there, the indictment would proceed.

Hossain Anwar Majed was in the court and took part in the hearing through video link. Abdul Gani Majed as well as their allegations are expected.

Zardari has also challenged the cases in the Islamabad High Court. He wants to be acquitted in the mega money laundering and Park Lane case and wants to stop this activity on the grounds that this investigation is not within the jurisdiction of the NAB.

No PPP leader appeared in court to support Zardari, as was the custom in the past.