FIA, Rangers raid Anwar Majeed's sugar mill in Sindh

Published: August 26, 2018
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Anwar Majeed. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Anwar Majeed. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: Sindh Rangers and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) raided Omni Group owner and former president Asif Ali Zardari’s close aide Anwar Majeed’ sugar mill in Badin, Sindh on Sunday.

According to Express News, the FIA team along with Rangers personnel sealed entries and exits of the mill before conducting the raid in Khoski area. The teams reviewed documents retrieved from the heavily guarded record room.

The security officials arrested at least three sugar mill employees including in-charge of information technology, accountant and administrative officer.

Zardari’s close aide arrested in fake accounts case

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Local people gather outside the sugar mill in Khoski. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Earlier this month, the FIA arrested Majeed and his sons outside Supreme Court premises in Islamabad where a three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Umar Ata Bandial, was hearing a suo motu case pertaining to alleged money laundering of Rs35 billion through fake accounts.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Zardari, sister Faryal Talpur, former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairman Hussain Lawai, Summit Bank Senior Vice-President Taha Raza are among those being investigated by a seven-member JIT led by FIA Additional Director General Najaf Mirza for allegedly facilitating 29 ‘fake’ accounts in Summit Bank, Sindh Bank and United Bank Limited.

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