Sheikh Rasheed's alleged involvement in money laundering, gold smuggling exposed
By News Desk
September 12, 2023 10:51 PM
Former federal minister and president of his party Awami Muslim League Sheikh Rasheed’s nephew has allegedly been involved in money laundering and gold smuggling at the behest of his uncle, reported the 24NewsHD TV channel.
According to sources, the law enforcement agencies started not only a campaign against smugglers and money launders but also decided to expand their operations to politicians and officials.
In this regard, these agencies take Sheikh Rasheed’s nephew Sheikh Rashid Shafiq on their radar as he is allegedly involved in illegal activities at the behest of the senior politician.
Sources close to the matter disclosed that foreign currency and gold were surreptitiously transported by Sheikh Rasheed's network, while the black money of various political figures was purportedly laundered through this clandestine network.
The smuggling operation, which had reportedly been ongoing for a considerable period, is believed to have had ties to foreign agencies. Millions of dollars and foreign currency were allegedly smuggled to destinations including Afghanistan and other countries.
The agencies have also found evidence of the daily smuggling of more than 500 kilograms of gold from Rawalpindi to other countries.
It is revealed that his nephew, Sheikh Rashid Shafiq, is alleged to have overseen all affairs related to this operation in the absence of Sheikh Rasheed. The gathering point for gold and money is reported to have been the Fateh Jang farmhouse.
The caretaker government vowed to take indiscriminate action against not only the alleged perpetrators but also those facilitating the illicit activities of this suspected mafia.
Reporter: Irshad Qureshi