NAB summons Mian Mansha to probe $95 million laundering

LAHORE: As the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) focusing the cases involving money laundering, business tycoon Mian Mansha has been summoned by the anti-graft watchdog Friday.
Sources privy to NAB informed that Mian Mansha will be questioned in connection to a money laundering case worth $95 million.
Mian Mansha is directed to appear before the anti-corruption watchdog along with the records of the hotel he owned in London.
The petitioner of the case has recorded his statement before the NAB.
The probe into money laundering cases has been launched on the orders of the apex court.
Two days earlier, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Anwar Majeed, a close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari and the head of Omni Group, from outside the Supreme Court in a money laundering case of Rs35 billion through fake bank accounts.
The court was hearing a case pertaining to money laundering through fake bank accounts when Anwar Majeed and his sons appeared before the court.
His son Abdul Ghani Majeed was also arrested while three other sons Nimr, Kamal and Zulqernain were placed on the Exit Control List (ECL).
During the hearing, the bench also dismissed the petition of Omni Group counsel, Shahid Hamid, seeking pre-arrest bail for his clients.
Chief Justice Saqib Nisar also rejected Majeed’s plea to unfreeze his bank accounts. He directed the Majeed family to appear before the FIA like Zardari and Faryal Talpur and include them in the investigations of fake bank accounts.
Meanwhile, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore has summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique today in Paragon Housing Scheme scam.
The NAB summoned the duo on August 15, however, they did not appear owing to their oath taking as members of Punjab Assembly.
The former railway minister has been ordered to appear before NAB Lahore along with his brother, Salman Rafique, who had served as adviser for health department in Punjab.
Both brothers will be questioned over the Paragon housing scheme corruption case. They have also been ordered to bring complete record of the housing scheme.
Salman Rafique had previously appeared before the anti-graft watchdog over alleged embezzlement and misconduct in the Punjab Health Department.
Additionally, the anti-graft watchdog is investigating the former railways minister for alleged embezzlement in the purchase of 55 locomotives. It also reviewed several allegations including illegal leasing of Railways lands.
Former Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif is also facing several corruption investigations including Punjab companies scandal and has been summoned again on August 20. – NNI

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