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 DawnNewsTV 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”.