LAHORE - Complying with the National Action Plan, FIA arrested a man and recovered local and foreign currency from his possession, said FIA spokesman on Wednesday.

He said FIA received information that accused Ali Abbas was engaged in illegal business of Hawala or Hundi in Sialkot area. On which a team headed by Mohsin Waheed was constituted which conducted a raid on Hafiz Cloth House Dhaly Wali Head Marala Sialkot. The raiding team recovered Pakistani Rs 70,000, SR 5,850, Dirham 1,000 and American dollars. Accused Ali Abbas was arrested on the spot and a case has been registered under Section 23(1) FER Act 1947.

An FIA officer seeking anonymity said that they had received special instructions from Ministry of Interior to take action against the people involved in illegal business of Hundi. He said under National Action Plan (NAP) government was strictly monitoring the transaction of money within country and from abroad as well. He was of the view that through illegal business of Hawala some defunct organisations could receive funds from foreign countries.