Money laundering scam: New revelations made by FIA

Money laundering scam: New revelations made by FIA

ISLAMABAD - FIA has made new revelations in the money laundering scam worth billions.

FIA has revealed that the amount of laundered money has swell to Rs 41 billion.

15 more suspicious bank accounts, four of which have been confirmed as fake by FIA.

A total of Rs6 billion was laundered via these four fake or ‘benami’ accounts raising the amount laundered to near 41 billion from Rs 35 billions.

With this latest revelation, the total amount of money laundered via fake bank accounts amounts to Rs41 billion.

The FIA is investigating at least 32 people for suspicions of money laundering from fictitious accounts, including former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur. Zardari’s close aide Hussain Lawai was arrested in July this year in connection with the probe, whereas Omni Group Chairman Anwar Majeed and his son, Abdul Ghani Majeed, were also taken into custody earlier this month.

FIA officials said that out of the four accounts confirmed to be fictitious, some belong to Omni Group.

The agency is investigating the other 11 ‘suspicious’ accounts, via which Rs90 million were transferred with the involvement of Zardari group.

So far, as many as 33 bank accounts have been found to be fake or ‘benami’ accounts which were employed to launder money