KARACHI: Deputy Mayor Karachi Arshad Vohra Monday recorded his statement to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in the money laundering case against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder and others, sources told Geo News.
The FIA, a few days ago, had asked the Karachi deputy mayor to provide certain details including his banking transactions.
Sources said Vohra has started to cooperate with the agency pertaining to money laundering investigations against the party he had been associated with until a day ago. He recorded his statement to the FIA and sought some time for provide other details.
Vohra switched his loyalties and joined the Mustafa Kamal-led Pakistan Sarzameen Party on Sunday.
“Unfortunately, I was not able to deliver to the people of Karachi,” he lamented, at a press conference. “We have been quite unjust to the people of Pakistan.”
In what is seen as an important development in the case is that some other leaders have also come forth to cooperate with the authorities.
MQM-Pakistan member Rauf Siddiqui and others have also contacted the FIA through their counsels, whereas some banks have also started providing details of different accounts to the agency, Geo News has learnt.
The FIA had also sought details of bank accounts of Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation (KKF), Sun Charity and Nazeer Hussain University, however, the agency has not yet received a response from them, sources said.
The agency has also sought bank account and other details from Babar Ghouri, Tariq Mir and other individuals.
Sources informed the FIA has written a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs pertaining to Babar Ghouri and Tariq Mir.
The agency has sought record of past six months from all individuals and organisations nominated in the case.