Anti-money laundering cell set up at airport

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Staff Report

Islamabad

A special monitoring cell has been set up at the Islamabad international airport on directives of the interior ministry to check money-laundering.

The anti-money laundering cell had been formed under the supervision of Deputy Collector Customs Nisar Ahmad.

Officials of Anti-Narcotics Force and Airports Security Force are providing assistance to the Customs officials.

Islamabad Collector Custom Chaudhry Zulfiqar also visited the monitoring cell at the airport.

Surveillance of passengers will be carried out through the cameras installed at the monitoring cell.

During his speech in Beijing China earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that money laundering was the greatest hindrance for growth in developing countries. The prime minister said that money-laundering was the world’s worst problem and a major enabler of corruption. He said that trillions of dollars were being siphoned off from developing countries to developed countries, resulting in economic deprivation of poor economies, of their resources and foreign exchange. As a result, the ultimate sufferers were the poor and the economically underprivileged.