Rs4.6bn Discovered in Fake Bank Accounts in Dead Man’s Name

The series of the discovery of accounts is not going to end anytime soon as after mysterious deposits in many unsuspecting persons’ bank accounts and discovery of fake bank accounts, now some Rs4.60 billions have been discovered in the accounts of a man, who have died some four years ago.

The amounts have been dug out from four accounts opened in the name of a Karachi resident after his death in 2014.


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On Monday the startling revelation came to fore that fake accounts were opened in the name of a man died some four years ago. Iqbal Araian, a resident of Shadman area of Karachi, died in May 2014. But during the ongoing investigation into the fake banks’ accounts, it was revealed that some four accounts were opened in the name of Iqbal Arain after his death.

Sources said that a hefty sum of Rs4.60 billions was transferred into the bank accounts.

An official of the Federal Investigation Agency privy to the ongoing investigation told ProPakistani that four accounts of Iqbal Arain were opened in three private banks. He said that the accounts were used for transactions of a total Rs4.60 billion.


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In Sialkot three fake bank accounts were also discovered. A resident of Sialkot, Mazakir Shah, came up with the claim that three fake bank accounts were opened under his name in branches of as many private banks in Lahore. He said transactions worth millions of rupees were also from these accounts. The citizen said that he had no knowledge of the accounts until recently when these were discovered during the ongoing FIA’s probe into the fake accounts.


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This is the latest in a string of fake accounts to have emerged in the recent past, as earlier on September 29, a faluda seller in Karachi had been found to be sitting on Rs2.25 billion, transferred to his account from someone whose whereabouts have remained unknown.

Abdul Qadir, a resident of Orangi town neighbourhood had discovered the huge sum to his name. The vendor expressed a complete lack of knowledge about the amount transferred and found out about the funds when he was summoned by the FIA.

The agency earlier this month also traced a trade account of a student from Larkana with millions of rupees deposits. An unsuspecting man from Hyderabad recently woke up an overnight millionaire when he found Rs49,954,432 listed on his ATM slip.