Friday Feb 15, 2019
ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Friday filed a petition in the Supreme Court once again and requested it to restrain the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) from probing the fake accounts and mega money laundering case.
In his latest petition, submitted by Advocate Latif Khosa, the former president urged the top court to "restrain the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and joint investigation team (JIT)" from probing the case.
The petition upheld that a review petition has already been filed against the Supreme Court’s January 7 order.
According to the petition, the Supreme Court verdict that was passed last month, had directed the JIT formed to probe the case to assist the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The JIT is, however, still carrying out a "parallel inquiry", it stated.
The plea added that the JIT had summoned Zardari’s legal adviser, Abu Bakr Zardari, and questioned him regarding specific bank accounts. A parallel investigation is being carried out by NAB on one side and the FIA on the other, the petition continued.
“It is illegal for two institutions to investigate one case,” the appeal further said.