NAB files another reference indirectly linked with former President Asif Zardari family

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NAB files another reference indirectly linked with former President Asif Zardari family

ISLAMABAD – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday files another corruption reference indirectly linked with former President Asif Zardari family.

NAB has filed reference of fake bank accounts case against Omni Group owners.

According to details, Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed, Abdul Ghani Majeed, Namar Majeed and Zulqarnain Majeed have been named in the reference.

The anti-corruption watchdog alleged that eight sugar mills of Omni Group had embezzled subsidy money worth Rs34 crore.

On December 24, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), formed on the apex court’s orders to probe into the alleged money-laundering case, presented its 128-page final report to the court which included recommendations for filing 16 NAB references.

The report had mentioned that 29 fake accounts were identified by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) which laundered Rs42 billion, however, the team further discovered 11,500 bank accounts of 924 account holders, 59 Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) and 24,500 Cash Transactions Reports (CTRs).

All of these details were scrutinized, besides the loan profile of 924 individuals.

The report further stated that the fake accounts were opened through the Omni Group, however the accounts had been engaged with direct transactions with the Zardari Group, Bahria Town, Sindh Government departments and certain contractors while the ultimate beneficiary of money laundering was Zardari’s family.

Later, the court had ordered Zardari to submit his reply by December 31, however, during the previous hearing extended his and his sister s interim bail till January 7.

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