Life insurance, Pakistani passport, assets worth Rs.100m: Dead Taliban Chief’s properties up for auction
An anti-terrorism court in Karachi has advertised properties and assets of dead Afghan Taliban Chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor. Mullah Mansoor was killed in a US drone attack in Balochistan in 2016. His assets include a life insurance policy, a Pakistani passport and assets worth Rs.100 million.
His assets and properties include:
- a plot in Gulshan-e-Maymar,
- a house in Gulshan-e-Maymar,
- a flat in Sanober Heights, Gulshan-e-Maymar,
- a flat in Ammar Tower, Shaheed-e-Millat Road,
- a flat in Bismillah Terrace, Gulzar-e-Hijri,
- a flat in Samya Tower, Shaheed-e-Millat Road.
The court ordered to auction properties while deciding a case against Mullah Mansoor and his two associates. The case was pending ever since his death and came to limelight once again last year after FATF (Financial Action Task Force) started to build pressure on Pakistan to halt terror financing.
FIA investigation found that Mullah Mansoor acquired these properties through fictitious identities and two frontmen. The assets were purchased in two different areas and were bought as investments.
The investigation against him opened after a Pakistani ID card with the name Muhammad Wali from the location where he was killed. As a result, two low-ranking officials were suspended who were found to be involved in issuing him fake credentials. Later, another identity Gul Muhammad was unfolded.
Mansoor purchased these properties within a span of one year. Despite his high-profile identity, he was somehow successful in keeping it conceded in the busy streets of Karachi. One real estate agent confirmed that a man named Muhammad Wali met him several times and even sold his flats to him.
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