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Zardari, Faryal Talpur removed from ECL

ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday removed the names of PPPP President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur from the Exit Control List (ECL).

The move came after the Chief Justice said they were not suspects in a money laundering case. The Interior Ministry removed their names and sent a notification to all the relevant authorities.

The names of Zardari and Faryal Talpur were placed on the ECL by the FIA in a case relating to a Rs34 billion money laundering scheme that involved three banks – Sindh Bank, UBL and Summit Bank.

Summit Bank Vice-Chairperson Hussain Lawai, a close aide of Zardari, was arrested in the case on July 6 and is currently in jail on a judicial remand.

The FIA said there are around 29 fake accounts in seven people’s names through which the money has been funneled. INP

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