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Anwar Majeed Shifted To Landhi Jail From Hospital: Sources  

Karachi (October 03, 2018): Police on Wednesday shifted Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed from National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) to prison, said sources.

Anwar Majeed, a close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari, and his son were arrested on August 15 in connection with a case pertaining to money laundering through fake bank accounts.

On September 24, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had ordered that Majeed, his son Abdul Ghani Majeed and former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairman Hussain Lawai be shifted to jail from the hospital based on their medical reports.The apex court was hearing Federal Investigation Agency’s petition regarding medical treatment being given to Majeed, his son, and Lawai. The court had formed a committee under the surgeon general of Pakistan for the medical examination of the accused.

Sources said that Majeed was whisked to Landhi prison under stringent security late Wednesday, after the presentation of a medical report by the surgeon general. He was under treatment at NICVD for several weeks, they said, during which he underwent several tests.The sources said that NICVD’s Professor Pervez Chaudhry had suggested bypass surgery to Majeed, however, he was moved to prison after the surgeon general’s report.

On the other hand, Majeed’s son Abdul Ghani was brought to Jinnah Hospital on Wednesday for the medical check-up. Ghani remained at the hospital for more than three hours. He was later moved back to the Landhi prison.

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