Farhan Junejo, close aide of late PPP leader

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The National Crime Agency (NCA) of Britain  on Monday said it had briefly arrested a Pakistani ‘politically exposed person’ and his wife over alleged money laundering.

According to media reports, arrested man identified as Farhan Junejo, 40, was a close aide to late PPP leader and  named in the TDAP corruption scandal in addition to causing a loss of billions of rupees  to the national exchequer.

Junejo was  said  to be  the former director to the ex-minister for industries and trade Makhdom Amin Faheem, allegedly transferred Rs250 million of corruption money through illegal means of hawala and hundi.

The FIA, in 2013, had found evidence of billions of rupees being transferred to accounts abroad, accusing the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) officials for the laundered money.