NAB arrests Sindh Financial institution chief, two different officers in pretend accounts case

Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi on Wednesday arrested the president of Sindh Financial institution and two different senior officers within the pretend accounts case by which former president Asif Ali Zardari and his enterprise companions are co-accused.

“Tahir Ahsan, the president of Sindh Financial institution, was arrested within the pretend accounts case from Karachi,” in line with a quick assertion issued by the anti-graft physique.

Different suspects, particularly Syed Nadeem Altaf — who’s the manager vp of Sindh Financial institution — and Bilal Sheikh, a former president and present director of Sindh Financial institution have been additionally apprehended.

“The accused individuals might be produced earlier than the revered Accountability Courtroom in Karachi for the grant of transit remand. After remand from the courtroom, the accused individuals might be shifted to Islamabad as per legislation,” learn the assertion.

In keeping with the corruption watchdog, the arrests have been made by NAB in Karachi in coordination with the bureau’s Rawalpindi crew and on the orders of the bureau chairman.

The pretend financial institution accounts case includes alleged cash laundering value billions of rupees by means of 29 accounts, which have been discovered opened in three banks — Summit Financial institution, Sindh Financial institution and United Financial institution Ltd.

The Federal Investigation Company (FIA) had named PPP leaders Asif Ali Zardari, his sibling Faryal Talpur, Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed, his sons and over 10 others as suspects in an interim cost sheet filed in a banking courtroom in August final yr.

The case was transferred in March this yr from the banking courtroom in Karachi to the accountability courtroom of Rawalpindi for trial.