The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has started an investigation into the PTI banned foreign funding case.
A 5-member special monitoring team was also formed under the leadership of Additional Director Training Dr. Inam Waheed for the guidance and coordination of the investigation teams.
According to the media report, FIA zones will investigate the companies and cases under their jurisdiction. After the decision of the Election Commission, the FIA has widened the scope by starting a formal investigation after receiving instructions from the Ministry of Interior regarding the prohibited foreign funding of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, issuing notices to a few employees and recording their statements.
At the same time, deciding to speed up the investigation and keep all important monitoring zones on board, a five-member special monitoring team has been formed under the leadership of Director Training FIA Athar Waheed, whose members include Additional Director Khalid Anees, Deputy Director Khawaja Hammad, Chaudhry Ejaz Ahmed, and Assistant Director Ejaz Ahmed Sheikh are included. The Special Monitoring Team will be responsible for coordinating and guiding the zonal inquiry teams of the FIA.
FIA has expanded the scope of inquiry against Tehreek-e-Insaaf to the entire country, in this regard, Director Economic Crime Wing FIA has ordered all Zonal Heads, Director FIA Islamabad Zone, with the approval of DG FIA Mohsin Butt. A letter has also been sent to KP Zone, Punjab Zone One Lahore Punjab, Zone Two Faisalabad, Sindh Zone Two and Director Balochistan.
According to the media report, the zonal officers and circle in-charges of FIA established across the country have been directed to initiate investigations under their jurisdiction and give full cooperation to the FIA Income Tax authorities, Securities Exchange Commission etc. Also getting other information including financial statements, companies.
In the initial investigation, 4 employees named in the report of the Election Commission were summoned, including Imran Khan’s personal secretary and the party’s general manager of finance.
Among them, Muhammad Rafiq, Tahir Iqbal, Muhammad Arshad were investigated. All three employees recorded their opening statements. Muhammad Arshad said that he did not know who used to send the funding from where.
Tahir Iqbal said that the money coming into the accounts was given to the finance manager of the party in cash or by check, foreign funding kept coming into the salary account of the employees in addition to other accounts, Muhammad Rafiq said that the blank check signed by me TI used to take the finance department.