KARACHI: On Saturday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed’s son Nimar outside the Supreme Court Karachi Registry’s premises.
The apex court, resuming hearing of the mega money laundering and fake bank accounts case in Karachi earlier today, rejected Anwar Majeed’s request for B-class facility in prison and summoned records of Omni Group from the FIA.
Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar in his remarks questioned how someone who stole the public’s money could be granted B or C facility in prison.
During the hearing, the court was told that Rs11 billion worth of sugar had ‘disappeared’ from the sugar mills owned by Omni Group, at which the chief justice expressed annoyance and questioned how the FIA or the police could allow that to happen.
Who was involved in disappearance of Rs11 billion worth of sugar, out of the country’s total sugar assets of Rs14 billion, the chief justice asked.
Earlier today, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah met with Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar in his court chamber.
Addressing media following his meeting with the chief justice, Murad Ali Shah clarified that he had not been summoned by the top judge.
“It was incorrectly reported in the media that I had been summoned. I had not been summoned. Chief Justice had requested for a meeting with me,” the chief minister reiterated.