30 more ‘benami’ accounts surface in money laundering case
PESHAWAR (92 News) – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Sunday revealed 30 more ‘benami’ accounts opened under the name of domestic workers during its ongoing investigation into a mega money laundering scam.
According to the reports, the 30 benami bank accounts were surfaced under the name of eight domestic workers hired by an influential businessman.
It was reported that transactions amounting to Rs10 billion had been conducted through their bank accounts. The accounts were used to launder money around different districts of the province, the agency’s officials said, adding that some of the accounts were in Buner, Swat, Kalam and Basham.
Earlier, the FIA was investigating 32 people in relation to money laundering from fictitious accounts, including former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur.