FIA traces 96 more properties of Pakistanis in UAE

FIA traces 96 more properties of Pakistanis in UAE

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has traced properties of 96 more Pakistanis in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during an ongoing investigation against people individuals having assets beyond known sources of income.

According to the private news channel report and it quoted the latest FIA report that 1,211 Pakistanis have 2,154 properties in the UAE. The investigation body said it had served notices to 341 more people pertaining to the case.

The report stated that 61 property holders could not be identified as yet. It added that 10 people were not cooperating, five expired and one of them is absconding.

The report all relayed that investigations against 167 people had been closed whereas 79 property holders had submitted their tax returns. “97 individuals expressed ignorance about their properties in the UAE.”

Last year, on Nov 30, the FIA submitted a new report to the Supreme Court containing details of Pakistanis who have stashed their assets abroad. According to the FIA list, as many as 1,115 Pakistanis own UAE properties. Out of them, 338 belong to Punjab, 639 are from Sindh, 115 from Islamabad, 18 from KP and five from Balochistan.