FIA claims links of PTI foreign funding with money laundering firms
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has made headway in the investigation into the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) prohibited funding case as it has claimed to have traced 14 companies abroad linked to PTI, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
These companies were allegedly formed for money laundering and a huge amount has been traced transferring to Pakistan in the name of charity through the companies. Among the 14 companies, a few had closed down after the transaction while the rest are still operational.
According to details, Tehreek-e-Insaf Kashmir UK Limited was formed in Britain in 2015 as a non-profit organization.
In 2012, a company was registered under the name of Tehreek-e-Insaf Belgium.
In 2007, companies were formed under the names of Tehreek-e-Insaf Canada and Tehreek-e-Insaf Australia in 2005.
Another company was also registered in Canada called PTI Canada.
A company was formed in Denmark under the name of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Denmark. Yet another company named Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Deutsche was created in Germany, while a company named Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Overseas was generated in Canada.
In 2010, a company was registered as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf UK PTI UK in Great Britain. Another company was registered in New Jersey in the name of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf USA. In Texas, another company was formed in the name of Tehreek-e-Insaf USA LLC during the election of 2018. In 2014, a company was formed under the name of PTI Denmark and in 2013, a company was made in Finland under the name of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Finland.
The FIA has decided to conduct an investigation in those countries, seeking audit reports of the closed companies, the sources said, referring to the relevant investigation agencies in the US and England – the FBI, and the NCA, respectively. The officials have started collecting details about the people operating the companies from their respective countries.