The top-notch of the Parliament was stunned to see millions of rupees overnight transactions in, what they called, their ‘fake’ bank accounts and directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the State Bank to probe the matter.
The ‘transactions’ were made in the accounts of Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani, Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah, JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Senator Aitzaz Ahsan.
Raza Rabbani revealed this during proceedings of the Senate here Wednesday that a deposit receipt of Rs 100 million was delivered at his residence in Karachi on December 23. “According to the receipt, the amount was deposited in my bank account in the SME Bank while the fact is that I don’t have any account in the SME Bank,” he said.
He said that he has asked President of the SME Bank and Director General FIA to probe the matter as this is a serious issue. Rabbani said that he has no bank accounts other than declared in his income tax returns.
Meanwhile, spokesperson of the National Assembly said in a statement that fake transaction of millions of rupees in bank account of the Speaker has come into his notice and the same has been conveyed to Governor State Bank through a letter. He said the Governor State Bank was asked to probe the matter and inform the Speaker about the outcome.
The governor State Bank has informed the Speaker that it was a ‘fake’ transaction, he said, adding that the FIA has also been tasked to probe the issue. The spokesperson also said the Speaker doesn’t have an account in the bank to which the deposit certificate has been issued.
The governor State Bank was informed on the same day when the issue came to light and the Speaker has got nothing to do with the fake deposit certificate, he said. He also revealed that the same kind of fake transactions were noticed in the accounts of Syed Khursheed Shah, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Aitzaz Ahsan and other parliamentary leaders.