FIA requests Supreme Court to form JIT probing money laundering scam

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) pleaded the Supreme Court to form a joint investigation team to probe an ongoing money laundering case.

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The FIA submitted a report on its probe to a bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, hearing the money laundering case.

In its report, FIA said they unearthed Omni Group’s affiliate trading company in Dubai during the probe.

As per the report, two foreign bank accounts of Kam Crown Trading Company were created in the office of Abdul Ghani Majeed, son of former president Asif Ali Zardari’s close aide and Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed.

On Monday, FIA Additional DG Najaf Mirza, who chaired a meeting at the agency’s Islamabad office earlier today, probed Asif Ali Zardari Zardari and Faryal Talpur.

The former president and his sister were questioned for around 35 minutes. According to sources, Zardari avoided answering some questions.

Speaking to the media after his questioning, Zardari said, “Unfortunately the money laundering case was formed against him during former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s tenure.”

On August 17, a local banking court in Karachi had issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Zardari and other absconding suspects in the ongoing probe. Later on Aug. 18, the Islamabad High Court granted protective bail to Zardari in money laundering case.

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