CHI - The District and Sessions Judge Court South on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on the bail plea moved by the accused Munaaf Kalia and Javed Khanani for their alleged involvement in transferring the currencies, worth Rs 38 billion in shape of 'Hawala' and 'Hundi,' from Pakistan to abroad till November 27.
The hearing was conducted before the Judge Fahimuddin. Earlier, both accused were handed over to FIA Karachi for the physical remand till November 26 by the Judicial and Sessions Magistrate, a couple of days ago. The prosecution submitted that Khanani and Kalia International (KKI), the largest foreign exchange company of Pakistan, were arrested by FIA in the charges of money laundering and illegal money transfer worth billions of dollars.
According to FIA officials, Lahore, Gujranwala, Karachi and Peshawar are the main cities where a majority of money changers were running the Hundi and Hawala business and anyone can send any amount anywhere in the world without any check.
Meanwhile, the SHC bench headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali adjourned the hearing of the petition against violation of the court's instruction moved by Kouser Jabeen, mother of renowned gold trader Kamran Tessori, till December 3.
The Advocate General Sindh Mohammad Sarwar Khan and deputy attorney general along with the Karachi Central Jail (KCJ) Superintendent Nusrat Hussein Mangi were appeared before the court and submitted their comments.
The KCJ official has rejected the allegation put up by the petitioner. The petitioner had submitted in the petition that despite issuing directions by the Sindh High Court, the jail authorities still not allowing the family members to have a meeting with Kamran Tessori who is detained at Karachi Central Jail.
She claimed that after issuing the directives by the apex court, she, along with her lawyers went to the jail to meet Tessori but the jail authorities permitted them to meet.