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Money laundering case: Zardari expected to appear before SC today

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 12 July 2018, 12:46 IST

The former President and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari would appear before the Pak Supreme Court today in regards to the money laundering case. Taking into consideration that the case is very sensitive and elections are around the corner, high-security arrangements have been made at the apex court.

Zardari's counsel, Farooq Naek appeared at the Supreme Court and stated that his client Zardari's appearance would depend on the nature of today's proceedings. 

The Supreme court has summoned Zardari, sister Faryal Talpur and others on July 9 in connection to 35 billion money-laundering scams. According to sources, the PPP co-chairman has agreed to appear before the court but, after consulting his legal advisers.

Another report suggested that Zardari's counsel Naek would represent him in the case if he fails to appear before the apex court.

32 people in connection with the case have been asked to appear before the court in connection to money laundering case.

Earlier this week Pakistan Stock Exchange Chairman and Zardari's close aid Hussain Lawai was arrested. The former President and sister Talpur's name has been placed on the Exit Control List — barring them from leaving Pakistan.

Calling the case bogus, Zardari said in an interview organised on Wednesday that he was sent a notice of 150 million and not 35 billion. He said, "We won’t give anyone opportunity by boycotting the election."

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First published: 12 July 2018, 12:46 IST