Billions found in local watch dealer’s bank account
KARACHI: A local watch dealer in Karachi was left shell-shocked to discover billions of rupees in his bank account overnight, ARY News reported Friday.
Rasheed withdrew Rs 10,000 through his ATM card, but the receipt he got from the automated teller machine showed Rs 4.34 billion as his remaining balance. While in real, his account had a total of Rs 400,000.
Sources told ARY News that the man approached the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) right after he discovered ‘treasure trove’ in his bank account.
His family showed the receipt and confirmed Rasheed had contacted the FBR officials after finding a huge sum in his account.
However, the man hasn’t returned home since then and sources said he was being investigated by the relevant officials about his banking transactions and other details.
It’s not the first case when a massive amount was mysteriously transacted to a bank account of a low-income citizen. In September last year, a food vendor discovered that an account in his name in a private bank contained more than two billion rupees.
The account was traced by the Federal Investigation Agency during its ongoing probe into fake accounts used for money laundering.
In another incident of a fake bank account, a cart vendor selling falooda received the shock of his life when he found out that he had more than two billion rupees in a bank account in his name.