SUNDAY TIMES ISLAMABAD: According to details, NAB Chairman (retd) Justice Javed Iqbal has referred the fake bank accounts and money laundering case to the bureau’s Rawalpindi office.

As per the directions given by the Supreme Court to the NAB, a reference had to be filed against former president Asif Ali Zardari and other top leaders of the Pakistan Peoples Party  in the accountability court, Rawalpindi / Islamabad and not at Karachi.

It is pertinent to mention here that the report of the JIT had pointed to the Zardari Group and Omni Group’s involvement in the mega money laundering scam. Following the findings of the JIT, the federal government on Dec 28 put a travel ban on 172 people, including Asif Ali Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Faryal Talpur, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, former chief minister Qaim Ali Shah and other PPP leaders and businessmen.

However, later the names of Bilawal and Murad Ali Shah were excluded from the no-fly list in the light of the apex court’s order.