Money laundering probe: JIT raids Anwar Majeed’s residence


A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the money laundering scam raided the residence of Omni Group head Anwar Majeed in Karachi on Monday.

According to reports, the team confiscated a laptop and other important documents in the raid. During the raid, rooms of the house were searched by the JIT members.

Earlier in October, a team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had raided the Omni Group’s office near Karachi’s hockey stadium and confiscated the record.

The team had raided the office of Anwar Majeed’s Omni Group near the Hockey Stadium and confiscated the record and computers before sealing it.

Majeed is facing a trial over money laundering charges. The Supreme Court had constituted a six-member JIT to investigate the case.

According to the FIR registered by the FIA, transactions of billions of rupees were made into suspicious ‘fake’ accounts. Zardari, his sister MNA Faryal Talpur, Omni Group’s Anwar Majeed and his son Abdul Ghani Majeed, former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairperson Hussain Lawai, Summit Bank Senior Vice-President Taha Raza are among those being investigated by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for alleged money laundering through at least 29 fake accounts.

In December 2016, the Pakistan Rangers conducted raids at the Karachi office of the Omni Group and the residence of its owner Anwar Majeed to confiscate record allegedly related to the money laundering.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has asked the JIT to submit a final report regarding the fake accounts case till December 19. The three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Faisal Arbab, will consider the final JIT report on December 24.