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Money laundering: FIA launches crackdown against 726 MQM workers

Money laundering: FIA launches crackdown against 726 MQM workers

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has launched operation against 726 Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) workers allegedly involved in money laundering.

According to details, at least 726 MQM members are accused of depositing an amount of Rs1 billion in Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation with different names.

FIA official informed that among the accused there are Altaf Hussain, Ali Raza and other prominent names, who have deposited money in the welfare organization.

Counter Terrorism Wing of investigative agency has issued notices to many accused working on different positions in MQM and also appealed the nation to report if they come to know such names.

Meanwhile, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has tightened the noose around Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) senior leader Farooq Sattar, alleging him of fake appointments during 2008-2010.

According to reports, NAB has unveiled case against Farooq Sattar alleging him of four thousand illegal appointments on fake degrees as minister for oversees Pakistanis.

MQM-P on Friday had decided to revoke the party membership of senior leader Dr Farooq Sattar.

The decision was taken during a meeting at the party’s secretariat in Bahadurabad. The party had decided to expel senior leader Farooq Sattar. The MQM leadership also directed the party leaders not to maintain any contact with Farooq Sattar.