'USD 5.3 billion taken out of Pakistan illegally'

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability, Shahzad Akbar, disclosed the figures at a press briefing here.

PTI
Islamabad, Publish Date: Nov 13 2018 12:41AM | Updated Date: Nov 13 2018 2:16AM
'USD 5.3 billion taken out of Pakistan illegally'File Photo

Assets worth USD 5.3 billion have been taken out of Pakistan through illegal means, the government said on Monday.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability, Shahzad Akbar, disclosed the figures at a press briefing here.

"We have so far identified more than 5,000 fake accounts which were used for money laundering," he said detailing the progress made by Assets Recovery Unit.

The Unit was set up by Prime Minister Imran Khan to bring illegal money stashed abroad.

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