PAKISTAN COUPLE ARREST EXPOSES UK MONEY LAUNDERING FAILING

The BBC on 19th September published an article following the arrest (and release under investigation) of a Pakistani husband and wife for alleged money laundering in the UK believed to be the result of corruption in Pakistan.  However, the BBC, working with Transparency International, claims to have seen papers showing UK properties were bought several years after a major international investigation had already been launched against Farhan Junejo.  He and his wife, Binish Qureshi, are British citizens. He was a civil servant in Pakistan and an officer in the Pakistani Peoples Party.  He was placed under investigation in Islamabad in 2013 and accused of involvement in a multimillion-pound corruption scandal and his assets were frozen.  Nevertheless, and despite being PEPs, he and his wife were able to subsequently buy a portfolio of property in southern England.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45576161

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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