Interim bail of Zardari, Talpur extended
KARACHI: A banking court on Monday extended interim bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur until January 23 in a money laundering case.
Zardari's lawyer Abu Bakar Zardari appeared instead of their counsel Farooq H. Naek. The banking court said it couldn't take any action in the case under the light of Supreme Court orders.
The medical report of Anwar Majeed was furnished by the jail officials before the court. A large number of Pakistan People's Party leaders were present outside the court, however no ruckus erupted.
Zardari and Ms Talpur had appeared before the court for extension in their interim bail which ceased to have effect on December 21.
The judge had granted an extension in the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leaders' bail until January 7.
Zardari and Talpur are facing probe into money laundering scam involving over Rs35 billion laundered through fake bank accounts. Zardari's close aides Hussain Lawai and Anwar Majeed, head of the Omni Group are also being investigated in the scandal. They both are in the custody.