Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) conducted a search raid at the office of Omni Group Chairman Anwar Majeed on Tuesday night. Reportedly, a team raided Majeed’s office located near the hockey stadium in Karachi. “During the raid, the investigative team searched the offices and records related to Majeed’s sugar mills,” said sources. Anwar Majeed, a close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his son Abdul Ghani were arrested on August 15 in connection with a case pertaining to money laundering through fraudulent bank accounts. The FIA is currently investigating 32 people in relation to money laundering from fictitious accounts including Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur. Zardari’s close aide Hussain Lawai was arrested in July. Over 20 ‘benami’ accounts at some private banks were opened in 2013, 2014 and 2015 from where transactions worth billions of rupees were made. The amount is said to be black money gathered from various kickbacks, commissions and bribes. The case was initially registered in 2015 against former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairman Lawai. Lawai and Taha Raza were detained and booked for facilitating the opening of 29 accounts through which several suspicious transactions were made to different companies including the Zardari Group. Published in Daily Times, October 11th 2018.