Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed and his son, Abdul Ghani Majeed, on Saturday submitted a reply in the Supreme Court to a joint investigation team (JIT) report on mega money laundering and fake accounts case and said they are innocent in all allegations leveled against them.
On December 24, the Supreme Court had directed the Zardari Group, Omni Group and others to file their comments on the JIT report by December 31. The JIT report submitted in the top court had held the Zardari and Omni groups responsible in the mega money laundering and fake accounts case.
In their reply, the two suspects requested the top court to dismiss the JIT report. “We are innocent in all allegations leveled against us in the JIT report,” the Majeeds said in their reply.
“No material or documentary evidence was provided with the JIT report to support the allegations,” the reply read. “Names of those 924 individuals, whose statements were recorded, have not been provided,” it further said.
“The JIT has no basis to recommend transferring the matter to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB),” the response stated.
“According approval for any of the JIT’s recommendations will be a violation of basic rights,” it added.
The JIT in its report had recommended NAB cases and freezing of assets of the Zardari Group and its front companies. The JIT members also suggested that all the persons involved in money laundering needed to be placed on the Exit Control List (ECL).
The federal government on Friday released a list of 172 suspects whose names have been placed on the ECL. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry in a press briefing on Thursday had announced the government's decision to put 172 individuals on the ECL, in view of the report submitted by the JIT in the long-running money laundering case.