Pak court seeks reports on ex-Taliban leader’s assets attachment

Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) A Pakistan anti-terrorism court (ATC) has directed the country’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit reports pertaining to the attachment of the properties that slain Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour had reportedly purchased in Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar by using his fake identities, a media report said on Sunday.

The court on Saturday also directed the agency to submit a report on the proclamation of the slain Taliban leader’s two alleged accomplices, Akhtar Mohammad and Amaar, who are absconding in an alleged terror financing and money laundering case filed in July 2019, the Dawn news report said.
The court directed the FIA investigating officer (IO) to submit replies of the deputy commissioners of Peshawar and Quetta reports regarding completion of the proclamation of the suspects and attachment of their properties on the next date.
The hearing was adjourned till April 20.
The Afghan Taliban leader had allegedly bought five properties on fake identity, said the Dawn news report.
Mullah Mansour, successor of Mullah Omar as Taliban chief, was killed in a drone strike at the Pakistan-Iran border on May 21, 2016.