Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Pakistan People’s Party Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari’s close aide Hussain Lawai in a money laundering scam here on Friday.
Hussain Lawai is former Head of SummitBank and a close friend of Asif Zardari was summoned by FIA in connection with benami accounts used 4 money laundering.
Lawai is accused of laundering Rs35 billion and under investigation by FIA. It is the same case for which PPP has demanded DG FIA be changed.
Twenty-nine accounts belonging to seven people have been used to launder around Rs35 billion in Sindh, according to the FIA, which is being called the ‘biggest money laundering case in Sindh’
Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has taken notice of the money laundering scandal and summoned the FIA’s director general on Sunday, July 8, at 10am.
Summit Bank alone had 16 accounts with transactions of Rs20 billion.
Bahria Town head Malik Riaz’s son Zain Malik and Shahrukh Jatoi’s father Sikandar Jatoi had put money in the accounts. Zain reportedly put Rs2 billion in the accounts.
The FIA has said that it fears that the accounts are used to launder kickbacks from Bahria Town and other housing projects.