Anti-corruption commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood on Tuesday said we have no intention to harass anyone in the name of interrogation.
When asked about interrogation of businessmen by ACC regarding the Panama and Paradise papers leaks, he also said, “We are not harassing anyone. All of us need to know whether the incident of money laundering was happened or the acquired wealth is illegal.”The ACC chief came up with the remarks while talking to journalists in front of the commission’s headquarters in the capital.
“This is a probe. We have no aim to harass anyone through the investigation. We want the truth to be disclosed and everything in the country will be maintained by law,” he said.
“Our constitution says none will acquire or enjoy illegal wealth, so the ACC set up an asset recovery unit, he said adding that “We are watching money laundering and amassing illegal wealth issues.”
He said “The issue of Panama-Paradise paper leaks has come to our notice through the newspapers. It is difficult to ignore reports when it comes to media. ACC is investigating the matter. We have to know the truth.”
Earlier on Monday, ACC interrogated four top officials of United Group including its chairman Hasan Mahmood Raja at the commission office in connection with panama papers.
After interrogation, Hasan Mahmood told reporters that “No mention of our names in Panama papers. We have checked it. You can also visit the website. This is just harassment.”Meanwhile, the ACC on Tuesday interrogated Director of Intridip Group, Farhan Yabubur Rahman as his name showed up in the leaked Paradise papers.