Pakistan slaps travel ban on Zardari

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Pakistan slaps travel ban on Zardari

Islamabad - The announcement coincided with the 11th death anniversary of his spouse and two-time former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

By AFP

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Published: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 10:01 PM

Last updated: Fri 28 Dec 2018, 12:04 AM

Pakistan announced on Thursday it would ban former president Asif Ali Zardari from travelling abroad following allegations of money laundering, as the nation marked 11 years since his wife, prime minister Benazir Bhutto, was assassinated.
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 (Exit Control List)," he said.
The announcement coincided with the 11th death anniversary of his spouse and two-time former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, who was killed in a gun and suicide bomb attack during an election rally in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007.


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