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Money Laundering: FIA soon to launch operation to nab big fish?

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ISLAMABAD: Following the Supreme Court orders FIA is endeavoring to nab those who had laundered billions out of this country, and bring them back (along with the looted money), with the assistance of Interpol.

Sources privy to NPTV have revealed that FIA has formed a team that will travel to Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Britain, Singapore, Malaysia, and various other countries to contact their respective governments to figure out how to make arrests.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, taking  Suo Moto notice, ordered the FIA to investigate about the money smuggled outside the country by a large number of Pakistanis. CJP had also directed FIA to bring back those who had stolen public money.

According to details besides members of PML-N, PPP-P, PNA, Jamiat-e-Ulema, politico-religious parties, doctors, engineers, industrialists, and bureaucrats are also involved in money laundering. Sources have revealed that those who (along with their family members) are involved include (among others): Asif Ali Zardari, Mian Nawaz Sharif, Asfand Yar Wali, Pervez Musharraf, Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, Jahangir Tareen, Chaudhry Wajahat, Chaudhry Shuja’at, Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, Dr. Asim, Sanaullah Zehri, Babar Ghauri, Nadir Magsi, Wakeel Jamali, Shoaib Bukhari (l), Kamran Tessori, Agha Farid (Owner of Agha’s Super Market Karachi), Younus Iqbal Memon, Abdul Jabbar Iqbal Memon, Iqbal Memon (Canadawala), Dr. Khalil Shibli, Dr. Shabeena Khalil Shibli and Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad.

It has been insinuated that these people have stashed the nation’s money in many foreign countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Dubai, Switzerland, Canada, America, UK, Doha, Qatar, Australia, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia. They have acquired dual nationalities and utilized smuggled money to support a luxurious lifestyle and construct lavish homes. FIA was ordered by CJP to find exact details about the aforementioned individuals. A team, in collaboration with Interpol, will be attempting to bring them back.

So far it is known that some 300 entrepreneurs have businesses in Dubai. Apart from that, there are businesses in the countries mentioned earlier. It has been informed that FIA, after taking approval from the Interior Minister and PM,  will launch an operation to round-up people on a grand scale. Many FIA offices are scheduled to be opened in Turkey, Greece, Qatar and various other countries. Moreover, there will be a significant increase in the vigilance at Pakistani airports.

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IS-claimed suicide attack kills 15 in N. Syria

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QAMISHLI: A suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State group killed 15 people including a US serviceman today in the northern Syrian city of Manbij near the Turkish border.
Nine civilians and five US-backed fighters were among the dead in the attack on a restaurant in the flashpoint city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Rubble littered the outside of the eatery in the city center, footage from a Kurdish news agency showed, and its facade was blackened by the blast.
The Britain-based Observatory, which relies on a network of sources in Syria, said it was the first such suicide attack in the city against the US-led coalition fighting IS in 10 months. The bombing came as Kurds who control a large swathe of northern Syria rejected a Turkish plan to set up a “security zone” on the Syrian side of the border.

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Accountability Courts convicts two including a banker for embezzlement

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KARACHI: Accountability Court of Karachi here on Wednesday sentenced five years rigorous imprisonment and Rs 15 million and Rs 10 million each to Sheikh Mohammad Asghar and Nazir Ahmed Toni accused of usurping state property and embezzlement of public money.

The two were convicted under Reference No.65/2007, 66/2007. 67/2007 and 16/2009 with case titled as State vs Sheikh Mohammad Asghar and others.

Case of depositing pay order meant for Excise and Taxation Department in fake account for personal gain against the accused
was well established by the public prosecutors leading to conviction announced by the court, said a government spokesman.

According to details the branch account was opened by Nazir Ahmed Toni as the Bank Manager of the National Bank of Pakistan, Dockyard branch, Karachi.

The prosecution made out the case against accused of  illegally depositing pay order worth Rs.3,035,102/- issued by Pakistan Steels.

 

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Op Radd-ul-Fassad: Four TTP terrorists killed in Hangu

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RAWALPINDI: Four terrorists of proscribed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed in an intelligence based operation (IBO) conducted by security forces on a terrorist hideout in Hangu on early Wednesday.

The terrorists were killed during exchange of fire, said a press release issued here by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The killed terrorists were involved in suicide attack in Kalaya, Hangu on November 23, last year.

The IBO was carried out as part of the ongoing Operation Radd-ul-Fassad.

 

 

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