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FIA arrests Zardari’s close aide Anwar Majeed in money laundering case

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Asif Ali Zardari’s close aide Anwar Majeed from outside Supreme Court of Pakistan in a money laundering case on Wednesday.

FIA arrested Anwar Majeed and Abdul Ghani Majeed from outside the Supreme Court as Majeed and his four sons appeared before the top court in connection to a case pertaining to money laundering through fake bank accounts.

Earlier on Monday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had suggested a joint investigation team like the one formed for Panama Papers should be constituted to probe the case of alleged fake bank accounts.

During Monday’s hearing, the head of Omni Group failed to appear in court. The counsel for Omni Group, Shahid Hamid requested the apex court to grant three more days to respond to the orders.

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However, Justice Nisar had rejected the request.

During the hearing, the DG FIA had informed the court that officials had found 15 more accounts of A-One International, from which Rs6 billion had been transacted.

The official said that he could say that for sure that bribe money was deposited in these accounts.

Hamid had said that there was no mention of bribery or corruption in the JIT report and all finances of Omni Group were legal, which was also audited.

He regretted that false allegations are leveled without investigations, for the sake of making headlines.

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