FIA arrests Imran’s security chief on money laundering charges

LAHORE: Former prime minister Imran Khan’s security chief, Iftikhar Rasool Ghumman, was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), as confirmed by its officials, apparently in a money laundering case.

The Anti-Money Laundering Cell (AMLC) of the agency apprehended two members of an internally active gang involved in the illegal business of money laundering based in Lahore. The officials claim that Ghumman, along with Qaisar Mushtaq and Asim Hussain, was operating a fake international money-laundering network.

The FIA further claimed the “entire network has been uncovered,” and the individuals “involved in money laundering” through hundi and hawala have been rounded up.

The agency added the racket was transferring billions of rupees to various countries through illegal means and was using more than 40 fake companies for transferring the money.

Leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) rejected the allegations, saying that Ghumman was a credible party leader and was running established international businesses in different countries. They said he was authorised to handle the party’s imports and exports.

A notification was issued on September 30, 2020, with the signatures of the party’s chief organiser Saifullah Khan Niazi.


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