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FIA traces assets of Pakistanis including 25 politicians in Dubai

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday has submitted a report in Supreme Court (SC) regarding properties of hundreds of Pakistanis in Dubai.

According to the report, 25 politicians own assets in Dubai while 527 people belonging to Sindh have also properties there.

The agency claimed that 895 Pakistanis have been served notices after which 642 people have submitted their affidavits while 364 have declared their properties under the Amnesty Scheme.

FIA has also traced assets of two absconders in Dubai.

Earlier, SC was informed that Pakistani nationals own up to $150 billion in assets and money in bank accounts in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

During the hearing of suo motu notice, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar had expressed resentment over continuous smuggling and hundi-hawala.

The Attorney General told that 11 agents, involved in illegal transfer of money, were taken into the custody during raids in parts of country.

A 12-member committee found that $15.25 billion were transferred abroad through banking channel during fiscal year 2016-17, he revealed.

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