NAB seeks details of Talpur family’s banking business

Munawar Talpur’s financial scandal

Zeeshan Javaid

Islamabad—The country’s premier watchdog National Accountability Bureau (NAB) while extending the investigation against the veteran politician Faryal Talpur and her husband Munawar Talpur has sought financial details from respective banking institutions.
A senior official of NAB on condition not to name informed Pakistan Observer that the Bureau has written letters to respective banking institutions to seek details of prize bonds, foreign remittances, banking transactions and detail of lockers in use of both politicians.
“The NAB has already been investigating the case of alleged financial embezzlement and misuse of government funds by these two politicians, however, some ambiguities need further proceedings in investigation,” he added.
Faryal Talpur is sister of former president Asif Ali Zardari and sister-in-law of slain leader of Pakistan people’s Party (PPP) Benazir Bhutto.
The officer further revealed that the Bureau has sought details of all winning prize bonds from national financial institutions since 1985, adding Munawar Talpur, husband of Ms Faryal was interrogated by NAB officials on February 26, 2016″, he maintained.
The watchdog NAB launched investigation against husband of senior leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Faryal Talpur and brother-in-law of former President Asif Ali Zardari on charges of alleged embezzlement in public funds and misuse of authority.
Mir Munawar Talpur have been accused of not utilizing development funds in his constituency and appointment of blue-eyed people against government posts allegedly in violation of rules. NAB decided in the last Executive Board Meeting (EBM) to authorize Complaint Verification (VR) against Mir Munawar Talpur. In this case, the accused person is alleged for misuse of authority and misappropriation in funds.
Sources in NAB told Pakistan Observer that Munawar Talpur has been accused of not spending a single penny from the development fund 2014-15 which he received being a Member of National Assembly in his constituency. “The development fund has been used as per his wishes but not in his constituency for development,” sources added.
Sources said that Munawar Talpur also appointed his close relatives, including two sons of Pir Baba Talpur, against government posts in violation of rules. They said that one son Pir Baba was appointed as TMO while other as Inspector Excise and Taxation Department in violation of Rules.

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