Shabir Abu Talib


A court on Wednesday sent a religious TV host, who was arrested a day before by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over money laundering charges, on a two-day remand.

The court handed over Shabir Abu Talib, who is also associated with Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP), to the FIA on a two-day physical remand to investigate charges of money laundering to the amount of Rs 800 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 in detail. 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 on Tuesday from his residence in Clifton. The investigating body maintains that the accused had been involved in money laundering for many years, a practice he started during his employment at a money exchange company.