The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will transfer banker Hussain Lawai to Islamabad for further investigation in a money laundering scam.

Hussain Lawai will be investigated by senior FIA authorities in Islamabad.

Earlier, on July 6, FIA arrested Lawai on money laundering charges after the FIA registered a case in Karachi last week over a mega money-laundering scandal involving Rs 35 billion — said to implicate politicians, businessmen, and bankers.

As per FIA officials, 32 people, including Lawai, are being investigated for laundering billions of rupees through 'benami' bank accounts.

The scandal also includes former president Asif Ali Zardari and several of his close associates, including sister Faryal Talpur.

The Supreme Court has also taken notice of the case and summoned Zardari, among others, on July 12 (Thursday).