FIA, Rangers raid Zardari’s aide Anwar Majeed’s sugar mill

FIA, Rangers raid Zardari’s aide Anwar Majeed’s sugar mill

Karachi (Staff Report): Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Sindh Rangers on Sunday raided PPP co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari’s close aide Anwar Majeed’ sugar mill in Badin, Sindh.

The security officials arrested at least three sugar mill employees including in-charge of information technology, accountant and administrative officer.

As per details, the FIA team along with Rangers personnel sealed entries and exits of the mill before conducting the raid in Khoski area. The teams reviewed documents retrieved from the heavily guarded record room.

Earlier this month, the FIA arrested Majeed and his sons outside Supreme Court premises in Islamabad where a three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Umar Ata Bandial, was hearing a suo motu case pertaining to alleged money laundering of Rs35 billion through fake accounts.

Last week, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted two weeks’ protective bail to former president Asif Ali Zardari in fake account case.

IHC judge Justice Miangul Hasan Aurangzeb heard the PPP co-chairman plea, seeking protective bail in a Rs4.14 billion money laundering case.

During the hearing, Zardari's lawyer, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, said his client desired to appear before the banking court and cooperate with the FIA’s investigation, but feared arrest.

The court granted two weeks’ bail by depositing surety bonds worth Rs500,000.