Court hands over Shabbir Abu Talib to FIA

KARACHI: A local court on Wednesday handed over TV anchor and religious leader Shabbir Abu Talib to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on two-day physical remand.

The court handed over Shabir Abu Talib, who is also associated with a religious organization, to the FIA on a two-day physical remand to investigate charges of money laundering amounting to Rs800 million.

Earlier, the investigating body produced the accused before the court under strict security and requested it to hand over the accused on physical remand so the case could be investigated.

The court accepted the request and directed the prosecution to produce the accused, along with all the material evidence, before the court at the next hearing.

The FIA arrested Talib from his residence in Clifton area of Karachi on 18th August over charges of money laundering.