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Top Court Hears Case Of Fake Bank Accounts In Islamabad

Islamabad (July 08, 2018): A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case of fake bank accounts in Islamabad today.

The Apex Court directed that the names of the people mentioned in a list compiled by FIA, should be put in Exit Control List.

The apex court has summoned the seven fake bank account holders and 13 beneficiaries on July 12 (Thursday).

Asif Zardari, Talpur, Tariq Sultan, Erum Aqeel, Muhammad Ashraf and Muhammad Iqbal Arain are among those who have been issued notices to appear before the top court on the given date.Meanwhile, Nasir Abdullah, Ansari Sugar Mills, Omani Polymer Packages, Pak Ethanol Private Limited, Chambar Sugar Mills, Agro Farm Thatta, Zardari Group, Parthenon Private Limited, AOne International, Lucky International, Logistic Trading, Royal International and Ameer Associate are among the beneficiaries name in the fake bank accounts case.

IG Sindh has been directed by the apex court to ensure that all those summoned are present for the hearing.

Further, the SC has also directed the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to stop a Rs7 billion equity submitted by Summit Bank.

The CEOs of Summit Bank, Sindh Bank and UBL as well as officials of the State Bank of Pakistan were also directed to appear before the court in its next hearing. The court also directed State Bank of Pakistan to furnish necessary information to FIA.

Next hearing of the case will be held on Thursday next.

Earlier on July 06, Taking exception to foot-dragging over inquiries into fake bank accounts and suspicious transactions of billions, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar Thursday directed the FIA director general to appear before him in person along with the relevant record and justify slow progress in the matter.

Such accounts are said to be used for transacting heavy bribes and kick-backs.The chief justice fixed the matter for hearing at the Supreme Court, Islamabad, on Sunday(today).

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