Islamabad: Former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur have been barred from flying abroad. As per Geo News, Zardari’s name has been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) on the orders of Pakistan’s Supreme Court. The court also summoned Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman and his sister in a money laundering scam of Rs 35 billion. The court has ordered the siblings to appear on July 12.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) registered a case in the aforementioned money laundering scam in Karachi last week, that involve politicians, businessmen, and bankers. A seven-member joint investigation team (JIT) has also been constituted by the FIA to probe the matter, which will be headed by Addition DG FIA Dr Najaf Mirza.