A report on the dirty business of smuggling in Pakistan has been sent to the Prime Minister's House. The report provides details of the business of smuggling of Iranian oil and hawala/hundi.
According to sources, details of officers, politicians, dealers involved in the smuggling of Iranian oil have been provided to the Prime Minister’s House.
More than 2.81 billion liters of oil is smuggled from Iran to Pakistan annually, the reports says. It further adds that because of the smuggling, Pakistan is facing losses worth more than Rs60 billion annually.
It further says that the proceeds from the smuggling of Iranian oil are being used by terrorists. There are 76 dealers involved in the oil smuggling in border areas of the country.
Moreover, 995 petrol pumps across the country sell Iranian oil, the report reveals.
It further alleges that 90 government officials are also involved in the smuggling of Iranian oil, while 29 politicians are part of the dirty business of selling the smuggled petrol.
The report further claims that the Iranian oil is smuggled into Pakistan in Iranian vehicles.
The sources further said that 722 currency dealers in Pakistan are involved in hawala/hundi business.
The highest number of dealers of hawala/hundi are based in Punjab with 205, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 183 and Sindh 176, whereas there are 17 businesses of hawala/hundi in Islamabad, 104 in Balochistan and 37 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.