FIA arrests two people for stealing money from BISP recipients

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FIA arrests two people for stealing money from BISP recipients

GUJRANWALA :The cyber-crime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested two suspects from Gujranwala for stealing money from recipients of the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP).

According to the assistant director of FIA cyber-crime unit, a man named Waseem Farooq along with his female accomplice were arrested. Both suspects were involved in withdrawing money from bank accounts belonging to a BISP recipient.

“Farooq is a senior manager at a private bank in Lahore. The branch of the bank in question possesses data of BISP recipients from all across Pakistan and Farooq was in charge of the data, relayed the FIA official.

“The suspect had made fake ATM cards of BISP recipients through which he would withdraw cash,” he added.

Over hundred fake ATM cards and a device which develops ATM cards were also recovered from the possession of Farooq.

It is pertinent to note that last year, in December, the FIA apprehended a suspect for running an illegal money transaction (hundi/hawala) business in Lahore.

As per details, a FIA corporate crime circle team, on a tip-off, raided the office of Ramzan Sewing Machine Traders and took Muzamil Shahzad into custody.

FIA officials informed that a big amount of national and foreign currency was recovered from the suspect. NNI