Four more arrested in money laundering case


KARACHI: The administrative judge of the accountability courts on Wednesday handed over the chairperson of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company, Khursheed Anwar Jamali, and three other accused to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials for transit remand till May 25 in the fake accounts case.
The NAB officials presented the accused Jamali, Syed Arif and Syed Asif of two private companies before the administrative judge of accountability courts. The investigation officer of NAB informed the judge that the accused were required to be presented before the accountability court in Islamabad in the money laundering case and requested for a seven-day transit remand of the accused.
Jamali told the court that “I have been arrested from my house at Karsaz.” The other two accused, Asif and Arif, said that they have been arrested from Malir Cantt.
The court allowed the meeting of accused with their families and handed them over to the NAB officials for transit remand till May 25. The court ordered the NAB to present the accused before Islamabad court.
According to the NAB sources, accused Jamali’s name is included in the joint investigation team’s report on fake accounts and he is on Federal Investigation Agency’s no-fly list. The accused has played an important role in the money laundering by Zardari group, the NAB prosecutor maintaned.
Meanwhile, in a statement, the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) disowned its chairman, Jamali, who has been arrested by NAB.
The statement issued by the company said that the SECMC has been informed that NAB officials have arrested its chairman. But his arrest doesn’t have any relation with the company or its operation. Sindh government is the major shareholder in the company and chairman Khursheed Jamali is the representative of government of Sindh in the company’s board of directors.
The accountability court ordered the Rufi Builders’ owners and affectees to find a reasonable way to settle their dispute.
Karachi’s accountability court was hearing the reference against Rufi Builders. The affectees refused to agree with the plea bargain of the Rufi Builders owners. It was maintained in the court on behalf of 275 affectees that they don’t accept the conditions on which the accused filed the plea bargain.
The affectees and Manzoor Rufi also got into heated argument outside the court.
NAB chairperson has accepted the plea bargain offer by Rufi Builders.
The Rufi Builders owners told that we will decide the procedure to allot the plots to the affectees after getting released.

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