The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the formation of a joint investigation team (JIT) for further investigations related to the money-laundering case.

The Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar was heading a three-member bench which heard the case fake bank accounts and money-laundering case.

The Chief Justice said, "We are forming a JIT and it will submit a report on the matter every 15 days," 

During today's hearing, Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Bashir Memon while recording his statement said they have conducted a raid at Omni Group’s Karachi office.

The DG FIA said, "We found documents related to Kam Crown International Trading House Company in Dubai during the raid."

He continued saying that based on those documents they conducted a raid at the Dubai office and found numerous records of foreign currency accounts. 

The DIG FIA told the court that the records of accounts found from the Dubai office belong to family of Omni Group Chairman Anwar Majeed and the transfers in the accounts were made by the same people as those indicated in the account details found earlier.

He added, "From Dubai, money was sent to England and France. We also seized several hard drives which contain a lot of data."

Responding to this, Justice Ijazul Ahsan asked if FIA has people who can check the data then the DG FIA replied, "Our cyber crime wing is working on it but there is a lot of data."

Afterwards, the Chief Justice Justice Saqib Nisar then remarked, 'We should form a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe this matter."

Justice Ahsan inquired if anyone had reservations to the formation of a JIT, Justice Nisar said, “Who will have any reservations?”

Justice Nisar added, "The suspects will get a clean chit. This matter has nothing to do with the suspects."

Meanwhile, Anwar Majeed’s lawyer Shahid Hamid said, "I have filed a miscellaneous petition regarding the JIT, kindly look into it."

Then the Chief Justice remarked, We have records of the conversation between Omni Group Chairman Anwar Majeed and the Chief Minister. It was said that Majeed can reside at the Chief Minister’s residence, the Chief justice added.

Justice Nisar added, "We will transfer the case to Punjab." 

The Chief Justice then observed, "Instead of the earlier investigation, we should form a JIT to probe into the matter. It is a matter of Rs 35 billion, we want a transparent investigation", adding, "We should form a JIT for further investigation."

The bench then ordered the formation of a JIT to probe into the matter.

The FIA is 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 last month in connection with the probe. The former president’s other close aide and Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed and his son, Abdul Ghani, were also arrested by FIA earlier this month.

According to the sources, over 20 ‘fake’ accounts at some private banks were opened in 2013, 2014 and 2015 from where transactions worth billions of rupees were made.