Pak Affairs

Former minister sent on 7-day physical remand

ISLAMABAD: Former minister of state Mushtaq Victor, who was arrested on charges of smuggling people to Europe and Canada, was produced before the court of special magistrate central in Rawalpindi and was given a seven-day physical remand. He was handed over to the EIU, an investigation cell of FIA. Former minister of state for minorities’ affairs Mushtaq Victor, arrested on Friday night from Islamabad, has been charged for misusing his positions as MNA from PML (Q) and later as minister of state.

He has reportedly been involved in fraud, forgery and passport tampering. He got visas stamped for many countries on various passports of five ladies and, 21 boys showing them his sons. He received millions of rupees from 10 persons for including them in a fake delegation for a meeting with Pope John Paul in Vatican City but they were deported from Italy.

The Italian government formally complained in writing to the government of Pakistan of his involvement in human smuggling on which the FIA made investigations against him. After getting the solid evidences in the investigations of these charges, Victor was arrested and produced before the court of special judge central Shaukat Ali Sajid. The FIA after getting his seven-day physical remand handed him over to the special investigation unit. Raids are being made for the arrest of four more persons of his human smuggling group.-SANA

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