FIA presses Supreme Court for high-profile JIT in money laundering case

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) asked the Supreme Court of Pakistan to form a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) authorized to probe into the money laundering through fake bank accounts.

Resuming the hearing of the case on Tuesday, the apex court received a report by the FIA detailing the transaction through the 29 bank accounts allegedly used to launder Rs 35 billion abroad.

The top court also rejected a plea to shift Abdul Ghani Majeed (AG Majeed) from jail to hospital, in the pretext of his medical condition.

Chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar also passed harsh comments during the hearing, saying the co-accused should be provided medical care, however, piles was not so serious ailment.

Shahid Hamid, the counsel for AG Majeed asked the apex court to permit the meeting between the co-accused and his lawyer, however, the plea was also turned down.

‘No need to hold a meeting with the counsel, a proper

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