Published On: Thu, Oct 11th, 2018
Published in Category: Karachi

Omni Group office in Karachi raided

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Karachi: A team probing the money laundering charges against Anwar Majeed raided his office located near the hockey stadium in Karachi. During the raid, the investigative team searched the offices and records pertaining to Majeed’s sugar mills.

According to details, law enforcement agencies raided the Omni Group office in Karachi. The first raid at the Omni Group’s office near the hockey stadium which is situated off Sharae Faisal, was by the FIA, while the second was by a joint team of the FIA, NAB and Rangers.

The Omni Group is headed by Anwar Majeed, a close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari who is currently behind bars in a money laundering case involving Rs35 billion laundered through fake bank accounts at three local banks.

His son AG Majeed is also implicated in the case as is Hussain Lawai, the former head of the Pakistan Stock Exchange and Summit Bank. Sources stated that a team consists of officers of FIA cyber crime and State Bank Circle. Sources stated that during the raid law enforcement agencies took important record into custody. During the raid, the FIA sealed records and data relating to the sugar mills owned by the Omni Group. The law enforcement agencies personnel also interrogated the staff present at the Omni Group offices.

The second raid took around two and half to three hours during which the law enforcers seized CCTV footage, two computers, three laptops and documents and questioned the company’s employees. During the raid, law enforcement agencies surrounded the building and cordoned off the area. Anwar Majeed, a close aide of former president Asif Zardari, and Abdul Ghani Majeed of the Omni Group are the prime accused in the Rs35 billion fake accounts case which is currently under investigation by the FIA.


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