The FIA Corporate Crime Circle has reportedly arrested 13 officers and officials involved in embezzlement at Pakistan’s General Post Office (GPO).
According to FIA Director Munir Sheikh, the FIA Corporate Crime Circle has arrested 13 officers and personnel involved in embezzlement and fraud at the General Post Office. About Rs. 2 crore and six vehicles have been recovered from the arrested accused.
The accused embezzled about Rs. 14 crore from GPO’s accounts and assets between 2014 and 2018. The accused embezzled a huge amount of money and valuables through forged signatures and other means.
According to the details the accused include Shaheen Iqbal, sector in-charge of a political party, who is also said to be the ringleader of the group, while four different cases have been registered against the accused. An amount of Rs. 20 million recovered from the accused has been deposited in the GPO’s account and other general post offices are also being investigated by the authorities.