Anwar Majeed, his son arrested in fake bank accounts case

15 Aug, 2018 1:50 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Omni Group head Anwar Majeed and his son Abdul Ghani Majeed when they appeared before Supreme Court on Wednesday.

A three member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case. Anwar, Abdul Ghani, Ali Kamal, Mustafa Zulqarnain Majeed and Qamar Majeed appeared before Supreme Court on Wednesday morning. The court ordered Anwar’s sons to be included in the investigation.

The court also ordered the names of the other three sons of Anwar Majeed to be placed on the exit control list (ECL).

During the hearing, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar remarked that he will not give protection bail and restore the accounts of Omni Group.

The court has ordered that all assets will be frozen till the JIT completes its investigation. The chief justice assured that if the sons were not involved in the money laundering, they will be cleared.

The SC has adjourned hearing the case relating to money laundering through fake bank accounts till 28th of this month.

Earlier, they requested the court to take back the suo motu notice and stop the FIA from investigating the Omni Group’s bank accounts and assets as it was harming business. Anwar had distanced himself from the Omni Group and said he no longer acted as its head due to his poor health.

Close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari Anwar Majeed and his sons are being investigated in a case of money laundering of Rs35 billion through fake bank accounts at three local banks.

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