JIT formed to probe fake bank accounts

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Zardari, Faryal barred from flying abroad

Sophia Siddiqui

Islamabad

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has constituted a Joint Investigation Team to further investigate the matter of slackness in the pending inquiries related to fake bank accounts.
According to sources, Dr Najam Quli Mirza, who is AFG South will lead the JIT team as Chairman, while other six members of the JIT are Director FIA Punjab Usman Anwar, Director FIA Sindh Muneer Ahmed Sheikh, Additional Director FIA CBC Karachi Faizullah Korejo, and two other deputy Directors from Punjab Khalid Anees and Ch. Muhammad Ahmed. The JIT is directed to submit the progress report on regular basis.
Meanwhile, former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur have been barred from flying abroad related to a money-laundering case by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday.
According to sources, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman is among seven suspects placed on the ‘stop-list’ — a provisional list of the FIA barring suspects from flying abroad before they are formally placed on the Exit Control List. The FIA registered a case in Karachi last week over a money laundering scandal of Rs35 billion.

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