KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency on Wednesday conducted raids on four different places and arrested 13 persons allegedly involved in hawala/hundi and other illegal activities.

The raids were conducted on a tip-off provided by an intelligence agency.

An FIA spokesperson said: “The held suspects are linked with a foreign intelligence agency.”

He said the FIA seized $18,000, over Rs20 million and other foreign currencies.

He claimed that the suspects were employees of the Swiss Exchange Company and the group had been active in Pakistan since seven years.

The FIA said the held suspects provided help and cash to Pakistani network of foreign intelligence agencies. It said that suspects extended “protection to enemies of Pakistan” and provided “sensitive information” to the foreign agency.

Man dies in Surjani

A 50-year-old man died of cardiac arrest during an armed clash between two groups over possession of a property in Surjani Town on Wednesday.

Area SHO Haji Sanaullah said that two parties were fighting over a dispute on a plot and they resorted to firing. Consequently, Mujahid Khan apparently died of a heart attack as no injury marks were found on his body, he added.

The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. The police were investigating the case and waiting for doctors’ final report.

Published in Dawn, January 27th, 2022

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