Money laundering case
Court directs accused to ensure attendance
ISLAMABAD: An Accountability Court (AC) Tuesday directed all accused to ensure their attendances on March 4, on a reference pertaining to loss worth Rs25 billion to Sindh Bank through fake accounts and money laundering. The court again served summon notices to accused Younis Qadavi and Saleem Faisal on their non-appearance on Tuesday. AC-II Judge Azam Khan heard the case initiated by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against former president Sindh Bank Bilal Sheikh, Abdul Ghani Majeed, Tariq Aslam, Younis Qadavi, Saleem Faisal and others. The court ordered all absent accused to ensure their attendances on the next date of hearing. The NAB had alleged the accused for issuing loan worth Rs29 billion to unnamed companies of Hussain Lawai. However, only four billions were returned out of the total money. Meanwhile, Accountability Court-I extended the judicial remand of accused till March 3, in a reference pertaining to embezzlement in funds allocated for sugarcane growers. Abdul Ghani Majeed, Hussain Lawai, Suleman Younis and other accused appeared before the court. x