Fake accounts Case: Abdul Ghani Majeed granted bail on medical ground

Dunya News

The court ordered Abdul Ghani Majeed to submit Rs100 million surety bond.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday granted bail to Abdul Ghani Majeed on medical grounds in fake bank accounts case.

A two-member bench of the Islamabad High Court comprising Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb and Justice Fayyaz Anjum heard the bail petition.

The court while accepting Abdul Ghani Majeed s bail plea ordered him to submit Rs100 million surety bond.

Fake accounts case

In May this year, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) submitted details of its investigation against former president Asif Ali Zardari in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and established his role in at least 8 cases pertaining to money laundering through fictitious bank accounts.

The development was revealed in a report submitted by NAB Deputy Prosecutor General Sardar Muzzaffar Ahmed Khan and was also sent to Zardari’s defence team.

The anti-graft watchdog is conducting investigations in pursuance of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the fake accounts case wherein it forwarded the joint investigation team (JIT) report with directions to investigate and file references.

PPP lawmaker Faryal Talpur, Omni Group’s Anwar Majeed and his sons, and former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairperson Hussain Lawai are among others being investigated in the case.

In the report, NAB has submitted there are at least 22 inquiries and three investigations underway while three references have been filed in the fake accounts case.