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Religious TV Show host Shabbir Abu Talib granted bail in money laundering case

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KARACHI: A district and session court in Karachi on Wednesday blessed a religious TV show host Shabbir Abu Talib with bail in a money laundering case recently filed against him.

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Ahmed Saba, district south’s chief judge gave bail to the accused who is also an activist of Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP), and asked him to submit Rs0.2 million as a sure bond, said sources.

The accused has allegedly been involved in illegally transferring currency via Hawala Hundi process, added the sources. The bail was endowed to Shabbir after the listened arguments from both sides.

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The JUP activist’s lawyer argued during the proceedings that authentic evidence against his client was not provided by the prosecutor, adding that he did not even mention the said charges in the FIR that was registered against Shabbir.

Previously, the City Court of Karachi had issued orders to send the accused on a two-day remand last week after he was apprehended from his lodging in the neighbouring area of Clifton Karachi by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over the allegations of money laundering.

Later, the court handed him over to the FIA on the physical remand to investigate of the charges, which said Shabbir was involved in money laundering of about Rs800 million.

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