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Rs35b money-laundering scam: Faryal Talpur granted pre-arrest bail

LARKANA: Two days after the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) declared Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur absconders in a money-laundering scam involving Rs35 billion, the latter obtained pre-arrest bail from the Sindh High Court on Monday. Talpur filed a petition in the SHC Larkana circuit bench seeking pre-arrest bail. The bench approved bail ... Read More »

FIA cancels CNICs, passports of 600 fugitives

GUJRANWALA: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has got cancelled the computerized national identity cards (CNICs) and passports of 600 fugitive human traffickers/proclaimed offenders (POs) with the help of Nadra in Gujranwala Division. According to the senior FIA officials, the FIA has also got the bank accounts of the 600 POs frozen in Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and ... Read More »

FIA issues red warrant against Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: Attorney General (AG) informed the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday that Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has issued a red warrant against former finance minister Ishaq Dar. The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar, was heading the three member bench of the Supreme Court hearing the case pertaining to Dar’s return to Pakistan. Attorney General further said that ... Read More »

NAB takes Nawaz, Maryam into custody

LAHORE: Former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were taken into custody by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials shortly after arriving at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport on Friday night. They were subsequently boarded onto a small chartered plane bound for Islamabad International Airport (IIA). The flight has left Lahore. Upon landing at IIA, Nawaz and Maryam will ... Read More »

Hussain Lawai resigns as PSX Board chairman

LAHORE: In an emergent meeting of the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), the board considered and accepted Hussain Lawai’s resignation as PSX Board chairman with immediate effect. Earlier, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) had directed PSX vide direction dated July 10, 2018, to immediately remove Hussain Lawai as PSX Board of Directors Chairman. The SECP issued the direction considering ... Read More »

Money-laundering case: SC bars FIA from summoning Zardari, Faryal Talpur

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to temporarily halt its investigation against former president Asif Ali Zardari and sister Faryal Talpur till July 25 in the fake bank accounts case. A two-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, resumed hearing of a suo motu case ... Read More »

FIA shifts Lawai to Islamabad for further investigation

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) shifted banker Hussain Lawai to Islamabad for further investigation in a money laundering probe. The FIA team flew from the Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport with Lawai at 4pm. The banker will be investigated by senior FIA authorities in the federal capital. Lawai was arrested by the FIA on July 6 on money laundering charges ... Read More »

DG Internal Audit (Customs) Rubina to meet FBR chief today

KARACHI: The Director General of Internal Audit (Customs) Rubina Wasti is set to visit Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Headquarters, Islamabad, today (Wednesday) and will meet FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa, it was learnt here on Tuesday. The sources informed Customs Today Rubina Wasti will give a detail briefing to Tariq Bajwa over the working of the Directorate on sensitive cases ... Read More »

Rs1.5 bln embezzlement: FIA nails ex-KMC director; another accused already nabbed

KARACHI: In its efforts to unfold the saga around Rs1.5 billion embezzlement, former Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) education director was nailed by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) who had secured a pre-arrest bail some days back. It is to be noted that the FIA had arrested former KMC budget director Nasir Mehmood Ishaque in the scam that also involved senior ... Read More »

FIA flayed over putting PSO officials’ names on ECL

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources has condemned the he Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for putting Pakistan State Oil (PSO) Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director’s names of exit control list (ECL) without any proof. However, the FIA Additional Director has informed the committee that the names of top PSO officials were being removed from the ... Read More »

FIA widens ambit in Rs35b gold smuggling probe

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Sindh has broaden its investigation ambit in Rs 35 billion scam and in Rs 500 million worth of gold, gems and jewellery smuggling case, it is learnt. Sources informed Customs Today that the FIA’s Corporate Crime Cell (CCC) has written a letter to the FBR authorities, seeking a list of the officials who were ... Read More »

FBR refuses to provide sales, income tax refunds’ record to FIA

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has refused to provide general record of sales tax and income tax refunds paid of taxpayers to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). The FIA has asked FBR for provision of entire record of sales tax and income tax refunds paid in Karachi and Quetta, especially in which heavy amounts are involved. A well-placed source ... Read More »

FIA tightens noose around customs in Rs 500m illegal gold export case

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Sindh has once again broaden its investigation ambit around customs officials in export of approximately Rs 500 million worth of gold, gems and jewelry on fake E-form in 2012-2014, it is learnt. Sources informed Customs Today that the FIA’s Corporate Crime Cell (CCC) has written a letter to the FBR authorities, seeking a list ... Read More »

Pharma clearance case: Fate of 76 Customs officials hangs in balance

KARACHI: The fate of the case linked with the clearance of pharmaceutical raw material still hangs in the balance, as the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) has yet to respond against the letter written by the Pakistan Customs authorities in order to settle the issue created between Federal Drug Regulatory Authority (DRA) and Pakistan Customs Services (PCS). It is pertinent to ... Read More »