Zardari to be banned from travelling due to corruption allegations


ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani authorities Thursday (December 27) announced they would ban Asif Ali Zardari, a former president, from travelling abroad following allegations of his involvement in money laundering.

Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry told reporters in Islamabad that Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur were among 172 people involved in cases of money laundering and use of fake bank accounts.

"All the 172 names...will be added to the ECL," he said, referring to the country's Exit Control List.

Zardari, the president from 2008 to 2013, is co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party.

Earlier this week, Chaudhry said a joint investigation team (JIT) had found evidence of how Zardari allegedly laundered money through fake bank accounts and companies.

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