Supreme Court sets Nov 12 for hearing fake bank accounts case

ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar will hear the fake bank accounts and money laundering case on November 12.

The apex court has sent notices to the attorney general, director general of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), prosecutor general of the National Accountability Bureau and advocate general of Sindh.

The court has also summoned Nimr Majeed, the son of Asif Ali Zardari's close aide and Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed, in a personal capacity.

The case
The FIA is investigating 32 people in relation to money laundering from fictitious accounts, including Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur.

Zardari’s close aide Hussain Lawai was arrested in July in connection with the probe. The former president's another close aide Majeed, and his son, Abdul Ghani Majeed, were also arrested by the FIA in August. Lawai, Majeed and his son remain under custody.


Money laundering mastermind Aslam Masood arrested by Interpol

On October 23, the alleged mastermind of the mega money laundering and fake accounts case, Aslam Masood, was arrested by the Interpol from Jeddah.

Masood, the chief financial officer of the Omni Group, was arrested by the Interpol when he arrived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from London.

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