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Money-laundering scam: NAB raids Omni Group office, seizes record

KARACHI: A team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) raided the Omni Group’s office near Hockey Stadium in Karachi and confiscated the record, ARY News reported.

According to details, the team raided the office of Anwar Majeed’s Omni Group near the Hockey Stadium off Shahrah-e-Faisal on Tuesday night and confiscated the record and computers before sealing it.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is currently investigating a money-laundering scam involving former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur, and close aide Anwar Majeed.

Anwar Majeed and his son Abdul Ghani Majeed have been behind bars since the FIA took them into custody on August 15 outside the Supreme Court where they had appeared before the bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar in a suo motu case regarding money laundering of Rs 35 billion through fake bank accounts.

The names of the two accused have also been added to the Exit Control List (ECL) on the directives of the top court.

PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur, Mr Majeed and his son and former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairman Hussain Lawai have been named accused in the money laundering scam.

According to the FIR registered by FIA, transactions of billions of rupees were made into suspicious accounts, including the one owned by the PPP leaders, the Zardari Group, which is accused of receiving Rs 15 million of the laundered money.

In December 2016, the Pakistan Rangers conducted raids at Karachi office of the Omni Group of Companies and the residence of Anwar Majeed and confiscated record allegedly related with money laundering.

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