Fake accounts case: NAB files supplementary reference against Zardari, Faryal Talpur

Fake accounts case: NAB files supplementary reference against Zardari, Faryal Talpur

Rawalpindi (Web Desk): The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday filed a supplementary reference against former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur.


NAB, in its reference, alleged that the funds of a private bank were wrongly used and land was purchased under the name of a benamidar (ostensible owner).

The anti-corruption watchdog said that the accused named Mushtaq has a joint account with the former president.

The NAB references said that according to the bank record, the account was used for the PPP co-chairman. Funds were also transferred abroad through the same account, the reference alleged.

As per the reference, Rs8.3 billion were withdrawn from the fake accounts and Rs1.2bn were taken out illegally from a private bank’s account. It also says that Rs950 million were then transferred back to Zardari's account for his use.

The reference further alleged that Anwar Majeed, Abdul Ghani and Mustafa Zulqarnain played a crucial role in the case.