ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Thursday withheld the release order for Omni Group’s Abdul Ghani Majeed, who has been behind the bars in a multi-billion money laundering scam involving former president Asif Ali Zardari.
The accountability judge said the accused obtained bail in six cases but he has been named in seven cases. He needs to secure bail in the last case to pave the way for his release from prison.
An Islamabad High Court (IHC) bench had approved Majeed’s bail on medical grounds. He has not yet obtained bail in a case pertaining to alleged financial irregularities in the Thatta Water Supply Scheme.
Earlier, on Feb 13, the IHC had granted bail to Abdul Ghani Majeed in the fake bank accounts case.
A division bench of the high court comprising Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb and Justice Fayyaz Anjum heard the bail petition. The bench ordered Abdul Ghani Majeed to submit Rs100 million surety bond for bail.