Smuggled vehicles recovered from warehouse of ex-senator Saif-ur-Rahman

KARACHI: Customs Intelligence & Investigation Rawalpindi has recovered 21 non-duty paid luxury vehicles from the warehouse of M/s Redco, which is owned by ex-senator Saif-ur-Rehman. The value of the seized vehicles is estimated at over Rs100 million.

An official said this business of non-duty paid vehicles was on for some time and these smuggled vehicles were moved from Quetta to Rawat and parked at the warehouse of M/s Redco, and then these vehicles were supplied in interior Punjab.

The recovered vehicles were affixed with fake number plates of Qatar Embassy in Pakistan.

Director Customs Intelligence Rawalpindi Abdul Waheed Marwat personally supervised the operation for it being a high-profile case due to the political background of Saif-ur-Rehman, former Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Additional Director Shahid Jan, Superintendent Muhammad Anwar, Senior Intelligence Officer Gul Nawaz pursued the case and initial investigations revealed that 15 such vehicles had already been delivered to various individuals in interior Punjab. An official said that FIR in this regard would be lodged soon.

Saifur Rehman was chief of accountability in the second tenure of Nawaz Sharif government and instituted a number of cases against Benazir Bhutto, her spouse and several top leaders of the PPP for alleged corruption.

The PPP government instituted cases against him when it took over in 2008. The Pervez Musharraf government earlier arrested him after taking over immediately but Saif managed to escape the country.

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