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FIA arrests man impersonating a PM House officer

FIA claims to have recovered official documents from the accused. He also bluffed people by calling himself the chairman of a non-existent party called the National Peace Council for Inter-faith Harmony Pakistan and collected membership fees for them.

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Federal Investigative Agency(FIA) has arrested a fake Prime Minister (PM) House officer from Islamabad. The man was impersonating the section officer of PM House and extorted money from people for issuing fake Non-Objectionable Certificate (NOC).

FIA claims to have recovered official documents from him. He also bluffed people by calling himself the chairman of a non-existent party called the National Peace Council for Inter-faith Harmony Pakistan and collected membership fees for them.

“The pseudo officer had also set up a fake website of the National Peace Council, which has been blocked by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) while a party registered in the name of the National Peace Council has also been canceled by the Election Commission,” the FIA official told media.

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According to FIA, the accused has swindled more than 300,000 people in the name of the party. A case has been registered and further investigations have been initiated against him.

FIA arrests people for smuggling dollars

In another development, FIA has arrested eight people under the charges of smuggling dollars in the ongoing crackdown against the hoarding and smuggling of dollars. The arrested were accused of smuggling dollars to Afghanistan.

“The FIA’s commercial banking circle carried out raids on the offices of Best Way Exchange Company in Saddar and Gulshan-i-Iqbal and arrested eight staff members who were involved in hawala/hundi,” said a spokesperson for the FIA.

The official added that mobile phones, laptops, and other documents being used for hawala/hundi purposes were recovered from their possession.

FIA claimed to have seized Rs 7.6 million and $36,394 and other foreign currencies worth Rs3m from their custody.

“They were illegally providing US dollars to residents of Balochistan without any receipt or entry,” he added.

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“By taking advantage of the prevailing political situation in Afghanistan, the suspects were involved in the illegal transfer of dollars, which undermined the value of Pakistani currency,” said the FIA official.

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