The Supreme Court of Pakistan has granted bail to Omni Group Chief -Khawaja Anwar Majeed, accused in fake accounts case on Wednesday.
A two-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Musbahir Alam heard Majeed’s bail plea.
The court has ordered him to submit his passport as well as Rs. 1 million to the registrar of the court as a guarantee. Also, the court has issued orders to add his name to the Exit Control List (ECL).
The NAB prosecutor, Imran ul Haq during the hearing told that Majeed admitted to the hospital and has not appeared before the anti-graft body till the date.
Imran ul Haq further said,
Due to non-cooperation of Anwar Majeed, 15 investigations and four references are pending.
However, the court has directed Omni Group’s Chief to cooperate with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials in the fake accounts case investigation and said,
Supreme Court would cease the bail if the accused failed to cooperate
Highlights of Anwar Majeed case hearing
Anwar Majeed’s counsel, Munir A. Malik, told the court that his client has been advised a heart surgery, but his treatment is not possible in Pakistan. Therefore, He told the court that his client has to go to the United States of America or the United Kingdom for the surgery, said
The lawyer added that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari — co-accused in the fake accounts case — was also out on bail.
Justice Qazi Amin replied:
Forget about going abroad. No one will go abroad now.
Moreover, Justice Amin said that Majeed has suffered a serious heart condition and it’s his right to avail medical treatment. However, he will not be given permission to travel out of Pakistan.
Previously, Anwar Majeed along with his son and Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur, Hussain Lawai, Nasser Abdullah Lootah are the prime suspects of the fake accounts case. However, NAB is pursuing their case regarding money laundering through fake accounts that sum up to Rs. 35 billion.