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Anwar, Sons Approach SHC Over Transfer of Cases to Islamabad

KARACHI: The accused in money laundering businessman Anwar Majeed and his three sons has approached to Sindh High Court (SHC) in separate petitions against the transfer of their cases from Karachi to Rawalpindi.

Anwar Majeed and his son Ghani Majeed filed separate petitions challenging the March 15 verdict of the banking court in the high-profile case.

A two-judge bench of the high court is likely to hear the petitions on Tuesday (tomorrow).

The father-son duo has been behind bars since their arrest last year in October in the money laundering case.

It is pertinent to say that the banking court had last week transferred the case against former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and others to Rawalpindi on a request by NAB.

The court also cancelled interim bail of the 19 suspects in the case. Following the ruling, NAB issued notices to Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, directing them to appear before its Rawalpindi office on March 20. The court directed the authorities to return the surety amount to the suspects.

Earlier, on March 16, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman and his sister challenged the banking court’s decision.

A petition filed by his counsel Farooq H. Naek in the SHC termed the banking court’s order as unlawful and pleaded to the high court to declare the decision as void.