FIA to grill Anwar Majeed and son in fake accounts case

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FIA to grill Anwar Majeed and son in fake accounts case

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will begin its probe into money laundering charges against Omni Group Chairman Anwar Majeed and his Abdul Ghani.
The investigation agency Thursday sent notices to the factories of the accused and said further action would be taken soon.
Majeed and his son were arrested outside the Supreme Court after Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar rejected pre-arrest bail plea of Anwar Majeed during the hearing of their case.
“We don’t want to waste time on forming a joint investigation team (JIT). We will continue to supervise this case as suo moto action was taken against it,” the top judge remarked.
Separately, a banking court extended interim bail of Pakistan People s Party (PPP) leader Faryal Talpur till September 4 in money laundering case.
According to details, Faryal Talpur, declared absconder along with her brother Asif Ali Zardari, appeared before the court along with her lawyer.
A report prepared by the FIA revealed more than 10 political personalities are allegedly involved in fictitious transactions worth Rs35 billion.
An FIR stated that M/s Zardari Group (Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur, etc) got Rs15,000,000 and were among the beneficiaries of the transaction trail of fake bank accounts maintained by Omni Group, owned by Anwar Majeed, another close aide of the former president.
Hussain Lawai, chairman of Pakistan Stock Exchange, and his associates are accused of opening 29 fake accounts in the Summit Bank and United Bank of Pakistan Limited. – NNI