PTI operating 18 fake accounts: PPP

Karachi: Sindh Government’s Information Advisor Murtaza Wahab alleged on Thursday that 18 fake accounts were being operated in the name of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI). In a media interaction, Wahab demanded formation of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) over the matter. He also demanded resignation of the government officials involved in fake accounts. Provincial Advisor said that those who were operating these accounts are holding top government offices. He said what the PTI was hiding the State Bank has exposed. He urged the State Bank and the election commission to initiate investigation on the matter. The Pakistan People’s Party leader said that fake accounts of that political party have emerged, which was leveling allegations against others. It is pertinent to mention here that former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur facing a Federal Investighation Agency (FIA) inquiry into fake bank accounts scam along with Omni Group’s Anwar Majeed and others. According to the FIR registered by FIA, transactions of billions of rupees were made into suspicious accounts, including the Zardari Group, owned by the PPP leaders, which is accused of receiving Rs 15 million of the laundered money. The Supreme Court in July had taken up a suo motu case regarding fake accounts that revolves around a 2015 inquiry into the suspicious transactions when 29 ‘benami (nameless)bank accounts were identified. Seven individuals were found involved in transacting Rs 35 billion suspiciously.