ISLAMABAD: A list of 172 people named in a joint investigation team’s (JIT) report regarding the fake accounts case, who have been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL), was acquired by media on Friday.
The list includes the names of well-known politicians, public servants, lawmakers, businessmen, bankers and public servants. Some prominent names include:
Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, PPP chairman and MNA, Asif Ali Zardari, MNA and PPP co-chairman Faryal Talpur, MPA and PPP leader Murad Ali Shah, Sindh chief minister. Qaim Ali Shah, MPA and former Sindh chief minister, Abdul Ghani Majeed, Omni Group, Anwar Majeed Khawaja, Omni Group, Muhammad Arif Khan, Omni Group, Ali Kamal Majeed, Omni Group Khawaja M. Salman Younis, Omni Group chief officer Nimr Majid Khawaja, Omni Group Malik Riaz, Bahria Town CEO, Ahsan Raza Durrani, Summit Bank president Hussain Lawai, Summit Bank president Bilal Shaikh, Sindh Bank president Ahsan Tariq, Sindh Bank president Syed Ali Raza, National Bank of Pakistan president Ali Azeem Ikram, SECP executive director.
Earlier this week, a JIT probing money laundering of billions of rupees through fake bank accounts told the Supreme Court that a close nexus had been found between a troika of Zardari Group, Bahria Town and Omni Group. In a report, submitted to a two-judge bench headed by the chief justice, revealed that at least 29 bank accounts had been identified as fake which had been used for money laundering of Rs42 billion.
The top court had ordered the Zardari Group, Omni Group, Bahria Town, Faryal Talpur and others, including contractors/builders, to file their comments on the JIT report by the next hearing, that will be held on Dec 31.
Yesterday, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry had announced in a press conference that the federal cabinet had decided to place all 172 of the suspects named in a joint investigation team’s report in the fake bank accounts case on the ECL.
Chaudhry explained that the decision was taken because “this money belongs to the people of Pakistan”.