MQM money laundering case: Startling revelations surface

MQM money laundering case: Startling revelations surface

KARACHI - The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has said that as many as 69 bank accounts of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders have been detected abroad and the government has sought information from the relevant countries on the matter.

In its report submitted to an anti-terrorism court on Wednesday, the FIA said that it found Rs1,321,509,608, that were collected from people through extortion and ransom, were deposited in the bank accounts of Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation (KKF), the charity wing of the MQM, during the years 2013-15.

It added that the funds were transferred abroad to the bank accounts of MQM UK, Simon and Simons in the UK and other accounts.

The FIA stated that the federal government has appointed a lawyer in the United Kingdom, Barrister Toby Codman, adding that the counsel was provided record required from the UK.

It has claimed that Deputy Mayor Arshad Vohra, Khawaja Sohail Mansoor, former senator Babar Ghauri, Khawaja Rehan and former senator Ahmed Ali laundered the KKF funds to the UK.