TTP former Chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor alleged properties being auctioned in Karachi Pakistan
*ISLAMABAD - **TTP former Chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor alleged properties being auctioned in Karachi Pakistan.*
*Assets worth Rs100 million, including a life insurance policy, purportedly belonging to the man who headed the Afghan Taliban, will go under the hammer by order of a special court in Karachi, Samaa TV has reported.*
An anti-terrorism court has advertised link auction of six properties owned by former Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, who was killed in a US drone strike in Balochistan in 2016. They are:
A plot in Gulshan-e-Maymar, a house in Gulshan-e-Maymar, a flat in Sanober Heights, Gulshan-e-Maymar, a flat in Ammar Tower, Shaheed-e-Millat Road, a flat in Bismillah Terrace, Gulzar-e-Hijri, a flat in Samya Tower, Shaheed-e-Millat Road.
The order comes in a case of terror financing against Mansoor and two close associates, who, according to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), served as his frontmen in Karachi.
The case, which was pending as an inquiry since his death, found second wind last year as Pakistan faces pressure from the Financial Action Task Force to crack down on such funding and money laundering.
The properties, established by the FIA investigation to be owned by Mullah Mansoor through fictitious identities as well as two frontmen, are located in two different areas and were purchased as investments.
The inquiry was opened after a Pakistani identity card and passport, in the name of Muhammad Wali, were discovered at the site of the drone strike at the time of Mansoor’s killing.
It led to the suspension of at least two low-ranking officials involved in issuing the credentials, according to the then-interior minister Chaudhry Nisar.