ISLAMABAD- Government, on Tursday, 27th December, 2018, decided to put names of prominent Pakistan People’s Party leaders in ECL leading to a travel ban on Asif Ali Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Faryal Talpur, and Murad Ali Shah. Hard times await the PPP leaders along with the real estate business tycoon Malik Riaz in the fake bank accounts case.
Information Minister, Fawad Chaudhry while addressing the media in Islamabad after a cabinet meeting presented the names of people whose names have been indicted in the Exit Control List (ECL) in the case of fake bank accounts. It came as a surprise as a number of names appeared on the list. The noteworthy names involved all the major leaders of Sindh and the ruling party of the province. The Joint investigation report of the fake bank accounts enabled the government to take this decision.
“They will be held accountable and each and every penny of the state will be recovered from them”, said the Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry during the press conference.
The government hopes that PPP will take this investigation and JIT report seriously and will collaborate in the process. Supreme Court has announced basing on the JIT report that government resources were used for money laundering. The complete report presents the fake bank account and foreign companies and all the names of people involved in it including Zardari’s Islamabad house In-charge Ikhlaq Ahmed and Naudero house In-charge Abdul Nadeem and his wife Uzma Nadeem.
When asked about the arrest of Zardari before 31st December, Information Minister replied, “Inshallah” and later added, “How do we know?” He further added that Benazir Bhutto had nothing to do with this money laundering. The current PPP is Zardari’s party because Benazir and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto were in the politics for the poor. He paid his tribute to BB on her 11th death anniversary saying her martyrdom was a shock for the people.