KARACHI/LAHORE - The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has intensified crackdown against money-changers as its agents raided the offices of money-changers and NADRA on Sunday and arrested another top forex trader Altaf Khanani. Source privy to the developments told The Nation that National Research Cyber Crime Cell of FIA raided the office of Khanani and Kalia International (KKI) situated at Sima Trade Centre and also raided the four offices of NADRA to probe the scam of money laundering. FIA officials have taken away whole database and handed it over to the Cyber Crime Cell. It is revealed that further raids will also be conducted on Monday (today). "KKI chief Manaf Kalia will be produced before the court for remand on Monday (today). While FIA continued interrogating Kalia for his alleged involvement in the financial scam," the source added. He said that if the court gave the remand of the accused then the Lahore wing of the FIA would take them to Lahore for further investigation. "The teams have conducted raids at different KKI offices and seized computerised record, in which the names of the politicians and bureaucrats are also included, to collect evidence against the accused." It is pertinent to mention here that Manaf Kalia and Javed Khanani have business partnership. They were arrested on charges of illegally transferring $10 billion abroad. FIA have been looking for the record of NADRA due to the issuance of fake identity cards. Even some of the staffers of the Post Offices have also been taken into custody.   Meanwhile, Forex Association President Malik Bostan has said that there is a wave of fear present among the money-changers. "FIA does not have authority to seal any office. The legal way is that the FIA will present report to the State Bank of Pakistan and then the bank will issue them notice. FIA cannot directly work," he added. Report from Lahore: Special Magistrate on Sunday granted one-day remand to FIA authorities to interrogate Javed Kalia, the owner of the leading money exchange company arrested along with his two companions. They will be produced before the court of concerned Magistrate for further remand today (Monday). Money-exchangers of Cooper Road, in panic of expected crackdown shifted their business record including computers, ledger register and other documents to unknown places early Sunday, an eyewitness said. It is worth mentioning here that the said accused was running a foreign exchange company in the name of KKI. He was arrested on Saturday by FIA Crime Wing on charges of being involved in the illegal transaction of foreign currency causing loss to the country's economy. No more arrests were made on Sunday, an FIA official said. Meanwhile, panic kept haunting the money changers. Most of them, interviewed by 'The Nation', were not sure whether on Monday they would open their offices or not. A big number of people use the services of these money changers daily. On Sunday Duty Free Shop area of Cooper Road, the main hub of the money changers, presented a deserted look. The market remained largely closed. "A few number of shop keepers used to open their shops to facilitate the citizens on Sunday, but on Sunday no shop was opened due to reasons quite well-known " a local employee said. An employee of a dealer standing outside the closed market seeking anonymity said that these money changers had become rich overnight; FIA should have taken their record into custody to probe into their transactions to the various countries. "Bomb blasts can be stopped if the illegal business of Hundi and Hawala is controlled or stopped" he claimed. "Financial help is being extended to the militants through this business" he further commented. A currency dealer, proprietor of Royal International Cooper Road said that he would open his office. "Why should I be afraid of FIA when I am running a legal business and have a licence issued by the State Bank of Pakistan for selling and buying of the currency" Proprietor of Orient Exchange Company was reluctant to speak to the Press. He said that he would not open his shop today (Monday). Most of the dealers will also keep business closed" he predicted. Owner of T H Enterprises said that he was not worried about the raids of FIA and would open his shop today (today). Most of the FIA official concerned avoided to attend the phone call on Sunday, perhaps they did not want to comment more on this topic. Monitoring Desk adds: Another KKI Director Altaf Khanani was arrested by FIA officials on Sunday, reported a private TV channel. According to the TV, Altaf Khanani was arrested from Kharadar area of Karachi and FIA officials have shifted him to some unknown place. Earlier, another private TV channel reported that Altaf Khanani has escaped abroad after deceiving authorities at Lahore Airport. According to police officials at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Altaf Khanani allegedly involved in the biggest forex transfer scam has escaped abroad.