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PM reviews progress on measures to curb money laundering

PM reviews progress on measures to curb money laundering
February 25, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has said that the elements involved in money laundering do not deserve any concession and their reality should be exposed before the nation. The prime minister said while chairing a meeting on Monday to review progress on measures taken for the effective stoppage of money laundering in the country. The Prime Minister said money laundering is an evil which caused an irreparable loss to the country’s economy. He directed to further activate financial monitoring units across the country. During the meeting, the premier was briefed that about the 247 million Rupees fine to different banks in fake accounts has been imposed and investigation against 109 officers is in progress. The meeting was also briefed about steps being taken to trace out suspects. It was briefed to the Prime Minister that memoranda of understandings are being signed with UK, Australia, UAE, Qatar, to enhance information in financial intelligence sharing.
PM constitutes special committee for genuine research on Saint
PM also chaired a meeting on Monday and constituted a special committee for genuine research on Saint. The committee was comprised of Madina Foundation Chairman Mian Muhammad Hanif, Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noorul Haq Qadri, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) chairman and Khawaja Sheraz Mehmood. On the occasion, PM Imran Khan said that there is need of hour to aware the young generation with the role of Sufiism or Saint for promotion of Islam.
PM directs to open bank accounts of registered Afghan refugees
Earlier today, PM Imran Khan has ordered to open bank accounts of the registered Afghan refugees in the country. In a tweet, the prime minister said: “I have issued instructions that Afghan refugees who are registered can open bank accounts. From now onwards, they can participate in the formal economy of the country. This should have been done a long time ago.”