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Zardari, Bilawal, CM Murad among 172 barred from leaving Pakistan

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Zardari, Bilawal, CM Murad among 172 barred from leaving Pakistan.

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The government puts the names of 172 people including Asif Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur, Bilawal Bhutto, CM Murad Ali Shah and several Sindh ministers accused in multi-billion rupee fake accounts scam, on the exit control list.

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Shotlist: ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (DECEMBER 27, 2018) (MUTE) (PM OFFICE HANDOUT – ACCESS ALL)

    WIDE OF CABINET MEETING
    PRIME MINISTER IMRAN KHAN TALKING
    DEFENCE MINISTER PERVEZ KHATTAK AND EDUCATION MINISTER SHAFQAT MEHMOOD SITTING
    MINISTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, SHIREEN MAZARI AND FINANCE MINISTER ASAD UMAR SEATED/MAZARI TALKING
    EDUCATION MINISTER SHAFQAT MEHMOOD AND INFORMATION MINISTER FAWAD CHAUDHRY SEATED
    VARIOUS OF MINISTERS AND ADVISORS
    IMRAN KHAN TALKING
    VARIOUS OF MINISTERS
    KHAN
    VARIOUS OF MEETING

STORY: The government has put the names of 172 people including former president Asif Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur, his son Bilawal Bhutto, Chief minister Murad Ali Shah and several Sindh ministers accused in multi-billion rupee fake accounts scam on the exit control list (ECL).

The Federal cabinet that met in Islamabad, with Prime Minister Imran Khan in chair on Thursday (December 27) decided to put 172 suspects, including senior PPP leaders on the ECL for their involvement in money laundering and fake bank accounts case.

They all were added to the no-fly list along with Asif Zardari and Faryal Talpur, who is currently a member of the Sindh Assembly.

Briefing journalists about the decisions taken during the cabinet meeting chaired by the prime minister, Information Minster Fawad Chaudhry said the Omni Group’s Anwar Majeed and his son Abdul Ghani Majeed, former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairperson Hussain Lawai and Summit Bank Senior Vice-President Taha Raza were among those being investigated by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for alleged money laundering through at least 29 fake accounts.

The list includes the names of well-known politicians, public servants, lawmakers, businessmen, bankers and public servants. Some prominent names include:

Earlier this week, a JIT probing money laundering of billions of rupees through fake bank accounts told the Supreme Court that a close nexus had been found between a troika of Zardari Group, Bahria Town and Omni Group.

In a report, submitted to a two-judge bench headed by the chief justice, revealed that at least 29 bank accounts had been identified as fake which had been used for money laundering of Rs 42 billion.

The top court had ordered the Zardari Group, Omni Group, Bahria Town, Faryal Talpur and others, including contractors and builders, to file their comments on the JIT report by the next hearing, that will be held on Dec 31.

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