KARACHI: Faryal Talpur, a leader of Pakistan Peoples Party, has challenged on Monday the interim charge-sheet of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Sindh High Court (SHC).
Faryal Talpur’s legal counsel contended in the plea that first information report (FIR) of FIA did not mention money laundering charges or her [Faryal] name in it.
“My client is not associated with any misconduct”, Faryal’s counsel pleaded.
Since, the FIR failed to stipulate any commission or corruption, therefore, FIA’s charge-sheet should be declared illegal and further proceeding in the case should be carried after issuing a stay order on the charge-sheet, the application further prayed.
The PPP leader, who recently won from a provincial assembly seat in Larkana, got pre-arrest bail on July 28 from the Special Banking Court in Karachi until August 6.
Zardari and his sister were among over a dozen suspects, FIA declared as absconders in the money-laundering scam.
According to the FIR registered by FIA, transactions of billions of rupees were made into suspicious accounts, including the one owned by the PPP leaders, the Zardari Group, which is accused of receiving Rs 15 million of the laundered money.