More revelations in Sharif brothers’ TT scandal
LAHORE: An ongoing investigation into money-laundering charges against the Sharif brothers has unearthed several suspicious money transfers in their accounts, ARY News reported on Friday, citing sources.
Sources said that a huge amount was laundered abroad through telegraphic transfers (TTs) in the names driver, currency dealer, mobile seller, and clothes seller.
According to the revelations, $1,34000 were received by the Sharif family sent abroad through TT in the name of currency seller Mehboob, while $5,17000 were laundered through TT under name of Rameez Shahid, a resident of Dubai, sources revealed.
This was not all the money was laundered even in the names of a driver, a mobile shop owner. $86,000 were received abroad through telegraphic transfers in the name of driver Abid Shah, while $53,000 were transferred in the name of mobile shop worker named Khayal Nawaz and nearly $200,000 were received by the Sharif brothers abroad in the name of a cloth seller, hailing from Karachi, without bringing it into his knowledge, sources said.
Earlier, the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) banking crime circle had discovered billions of rupees stashed in bank accounts of employees of PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif’s son Salman Shehbaz.
Sources had relayed the FIA found a staggering Rs9.5 billion in bank accounts of Salman’s employees who have been working at the Ramazan and Al-Arabia Sugar Mills. Providing a breakdown of the amount, they said, Rs2.3 billion was found in a bank account of Salman Shehbaz’s peon, named Maqsood, who also purchased a luxury car worth more than Rs15 million.