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Rickshaw driver’s fake account used for transactions of Rs8.5b

A business is also registered in his name

SAMAA | - Posted: Nov 1, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Nov 1, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

After fake accounts were made in the names of a falooda stall owner, a dead man and a government official, a fake account was discovered in the name of a rickshaw driver. Transactions shifting billions of rupees were made through this account.

A fake account in the name of Zortalab Khan, a resident of Buner, was used for transactions of Rs8.5 billion. A notice has been issued to him by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

A business, Salar Enterprises, has also been registered in his name. According to the FBR, transactions were made from at least five banks through Salar Enterprises and Salar Mining.

Related: Dead man becomes a billionaire in Karachi

Transactions of Rs4.6 billion through a private bank and Rs3.6 billion at another branch were also made. The bank accounts were opened at different banks in Karachi and Buner.

The FBR notice said that a man named Ammar Khan had been using the rickshaw driver’s account and that they had interrogated him. He has also submitted an affidavit.

In the notice, the FBR has asked him to reply to allegations of tax evasion and money laundering.
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