ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday filed a reference against Anwar Majeed for involvement in “corrupt practices and misappropriation of government subsidy worth millions of rupees”.
The decision was taken in Executive Board Meeting (EBM) chaired by NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal. The board approved initiating a total of three references and three inquiries as it referred some inquiries to the relevant forum for further proceedings.
“The Government of Sindh through Cane Commissioner Sindh paid an amount of Rs3.9 billion to different sugar mills for onward payment to genuine sugar cane growers as subsidy on account of supply of sugar cane for the season 2014-15,” a NAB press release stated.
The reference further claims that the investigations into the matter have revealed eight sugar mills to be direct properties of Omni Group. The mills are controlled by Anwar Majeed and his four sons, Nimr Majeed, Mustafa Zulqarnain Majeed and Ali Kamal Majeed and Abdul Ghani Majeed.
NAB gave the approval to file reference against Majeed in October. He is one of the accused in the multi-billion dollar money laundering case that also involves Pakistan People’s Party top leaders.