Pakistan Rangers Sindh Director General Major General Bilal Akbar has reportedly revealed in a report that black money worth Rs 230 billion is yearly collected from Karachi through racketeering.
Briefing the Sindh Apex Committee meeting recently, Akbar stated that besides political parties and seminaries, important personalities and political figures are also are involved in crimes and extortion receiving. “The amount collected from Zakat, Fitr and animal hides is utilized in terrorism activities and to run armed wings of political and religious parties,” said Bilal Akbar. He further added, “Money extracted from Karachi docks reaches Lyari gangs, different other armed groups and some high-profile figures of Sindh.”
A copy of the report has been attached below:
According to media reports, the amount collected from small markets, vendors, graveyards, schools and canteens amounts to several crore rupees and the receivers of this money include members of land mafia, political parties, officials of the City District Government, district administration, construction companies, estate agents and police.
DG Rangers Akbar was also reported saying, “In order to ensure Rs 230 billion yearly recovery, targeted killings and terrorism activities are carried out in the metropolis. Drugs dealing and match-fixing are also held under the patronage of these mafias.”
The report was lauded by the Sindh apex committee, which has decided to form a committee to probe these allegations in detail.