KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency and Special Branch allegedly let a man accused in the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) scandal enter the city from the airport despite his name being on Exit Control List.
According to sources, the accused person, Shahbaz, reached Karachi from Dubai via a foreign airline five days back. Although his name was on the ECP, FIA personnel present at the immigration counter at Jinnah International Airport did not intercept or arrest him, sources added.
However, sources said, the Special Branch inspector and two personnel have been suspended over allegation of letting the accused flee.
When contacted, FIA Immigration Additional Director Asim Qaimkhani told Geo News the personnel involved have been transferred to their previous workplace at the zonal office. Qaimkhani added the personnel have been issued show cause notices and a departmental enquiry has also been initiated against them.
The accused person, Shahbaz, has caused a loss of millions to the national exchequer under the TDAP scandal, by making bogus export claims on freight subsidies , sources maintained.