The Accountability Court hearing the fake accounts case against former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur failed on Tuesday to set a date for their indictment. The court did not set a date for indictment as the accused were not provided copies of the reference.

Accountability court judge Arshad Malik is hearing the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) reference against Zardari and Talpur. During the hearing, show cause notices were issued to chief secretary Sindh and superintendent jail over their failure to produce Abdul Ghani Majeed and Anwar Majeed.

The hearing of the case has been adjourned will May 30.

The FIA is investigating 32 people in relation to money laundering from fictitious accounts, including Zardari and Talpur. 

Over 20 ‘benami’ accounts at some private banks were opened in 2013, 2014 and 2015 from where transactions worth billions of rupees were made, according to sources. The amount, according to FIA sources, is said to be black money gathered from various kickbacks, commissions and bribes.