Faryal Talpur, Khursheed Shah granted bail.


ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders Faryal Talpur and Syed Khursheed Shah were granted bail in cases of alleged corruption being investigated by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted bail to Talpur in the fake bank accounts cases against surety bonds worth Rs10 million.

Talpur had filed a bail petition last month. The PPP leader had stated that she was the mother of a differently-abled child. She requested the court to grant her bail till the completion of her trial.

Answering a question relating to her involvement in the case, the additional prosecutor claimed in court today (Tuesday) that Talpur had withdrawn a cheque that had been deposited in the Zardari Group by a fake bank account.

Talpur and her brother, former president Asif Ali Zardari, were arrested in June on charges of laundering money through fake bank accounts. NAB is investigating four cases where the former president and his sister are the prime accused.

The cases pertain to transactions worth hundreds of millions of rupees to the two leaders' private companies, allegedly, through fake bank accounts.

The IHC had granted bail on medical grounds to Zardari in the same case last week. The former president was admitted to...

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