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FBR finds Rs25m transaction in blind man’s account

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has uncovered Rs 25 million transaction from the fake bank account of a visually impaired hawker who sells sesame laddu [local sweet] for a living in Korangi.

Liaquat said that the FBR officials had showed up at his house to question him about a transaction of Rs25m that was made from a bank account opened in his name. This, he said, despite the fact that he was visibly impaired and earned a meagre living by selling sesame laddu. He said that his national identity card (CNIC) had been lost about three times and an FIR for it had been registered. Liaquat’s residential address mentioned in the FBR’s record was Federal B Area Block 4 while his actual residential address of Korangi was written on his CNIC .

Liaquat said that his wife was also visually impaired and they had a son. He said that he learnt of the fake bank account when the FBR officials showed up at his home. The officials observed the condition of the house and were convinced that the visually impaired hawker could not be the owner of that bank account. “My father passed away and my mother is in Punjab, while I live with my wife and son in Karachi.” He said that he registered FIR no. 16 in Saddar Police Station for his lost CNIC on May 24, last year.

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