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NAB summons Mian Mansha to probe $95M money laundering

LAHORE: As the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) focusing the cases involving money laundering, business tycoon Mian Mansha has been summoned by the anti-graft watchdog today (Friday).

Sources privy to NAB informed that Mian Mansha will be questioned in connection to a money laundering case worth $95 million.

Mian Mansha is directed to appear before the anti-corruption watchdog along with the records of the hotel he owned in London.

The petitioner of the case has recorded his statement before the NAB.

The probe into money laundering cases has been launched on the orders of the apex court.

Two days earlier, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Anwar Majeed, a close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari and the head of Omni Group, from outside the Supreme Court in a money laundering case of Rs35 billion through fake bank accounts.

The court was hearing a case pertaining to money laundering through fake bank accounts when Anwar Majeed and his sons appeared before the court.

His son Abdul Ghani Majeed was also arrested while three other sons Nimr, Kamal and Zulqernain were placed on the Exit Control List (ECL).

During the hearing, the bench also dismissed the petition of Omni Group counsel, Shahid Hamid, seeking pre-arrest bail for his clients.

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar also rejected Majeed’s plea to unfreeze his bank accounts. He directed the Majeed family to appear before the FIA like Zardari and Faryal Talpur and include them in the investigations of fake bank accounts.

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