ISLAMABAD: Former President Asif Ali Zardari’s close friend Hussain Lawai has been arrested by the Federal Investigative Agency(FIA) on Friday on the allegations of money laundering, Newsone reported.
Following the arrest, investigations to probe the matter are underway.
Hussain Lawai was stopped from travelling abroad a few days ago. Talking to private news channel that Lawai said he is unaware as why he was stopped from flying abroad and was directed to approach the FIA, Karachi office for recording statement and facing an inquiry. “When I came to FIA office on Tuesday (today), I came to know about the issue, concluded Lawai.
According to credible sources in the FIA, as many as over 20 ‘benami’ accounts at the Summit Bank allegedly were opened in 2013, 2014 and 2015 from where transactions worth billions of rupees’ were made in the accounts. The amount according to FIA sources is said to be black money gathered from various kickbacks, commissions and bribes. But despite these huge transactions, the bank authorities never reported them to the authorities concerned including FIA.