Ex-PM’s three employees file statement with FIA in banned finance case – Pakistan
At least three employees of former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday filed their statements with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in the banned financing case.
It is pertinent to mention that the FIA opened an investigation into the matter earlier on July 5.
During the initial investigation, four employees of the President of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) were summoned, three of whom recorded their statements.
These employees included Muhammad Rafiq, Tahir Iqbal and Muhammad Arshad.
In his recorded statement, Iqbal maintained that the money received in the accounts was given to the chief financial officer in the form of cash or checks.
The FIA also included Imran’s personal secretary and PTI’s chief financial officer in the investigation.
According to sources familiar with the matter, foreign funding was also credited to employees’ salary accounts.
Another employee, Rafiq, said he had no idea where the money received was spent. “Blank checks with my signature were taken by the party’s finance department,” he said.
Earlier, the FIA launched an investigation into the forbidden financing case and formed five investigation teams.
The teams will carry out surveys in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Islamabad and Quetta, SAMAA TV’s Zahid Gishkori reported.
FIA officials said investigators will seek records from the State Bank of Pakistan, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and other financial institutions.
The five teams will be overseen by a core team at FIA headquarters.