SHC dismisses Anwar Majeed’s plea against FIA


KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by Omni Group’s owner Anwar Majeed against the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for allegedly harassing him.

The bench questioned how could this court hear the petition since the money laundering case had been transferred to Islamabad and that the accused had already obtained bail from the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

Anwar Majeed’s lawyer, however, demanded that he be granted some time to file a reply.

The bench, while rejecting his request, dismissed the petition.

A banking court in Karachi had earlier on March 15 transferred the money laundering case against former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur, Anwar Majeed and others to Rawalpindi on a request by NAB.

The court also cancelled the interim bail of the 19 suspects, including the PPP leaders in the case.  The court directed the authorities to return surety amount to the suspects.

Subsequently, the former president and his sister obtained pre-arrest bail from the Islamabad High Court to avoid their arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).