Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested a suspect on Saturday involved in sending fake Term Deposit Receipt (TDR) of Rs 100 million to Pakistani legislators.


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Following the complaints lodged by lawmakers, the FIA started investigation and at last detained the suspect named Atiq ur Rehman, who is a former employee of a private bank.

On Wednesday, Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly (NA), Khurshid Shah, Senate Chairman Mia Raza Rabbani, Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, JUI (F) chief Moulana Fazlur Rehman and Aitzaz Ahsain received Term Deposit Receipt (TDR) of Rs 100 million of SME Bank under their name.

The lawmakers after receiving the receipt were surprised as well as worried. They directed their staff to contact the bank, which declared the slips as fake.