Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur were summoned by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to record their statement in a money laundering, through fake bank accounts, case.

The PPP co-chairman and his sister appeared before the FIA on Wednesday and, according to sources, a joint investigation team (JIT) - probing the case - questioned Talpur and Zardari for an hour each, after which they were allowed to leave.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto, however, did not appear and will instead be provided with the FIA’s questionnaire by his counsel. Zardari and Talpur have been granted an interim bail in the case and have appeared before the FIA four times before this.

The FIA was investigating 32 people in relation to money laundering from fictitious accounts, including Zardari and Talpur. Zardari’s close aide Hussain Lawai was arrested in July in connection with the probe.