The Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) on Sunday launched an investigation into the money laundering case against Pakistani actress and model Sofia Mirza.
A four-member team, headed by an FIA deputy director, will conduct investigations into the matter. Reports in local media said that an investigation was launched after the case was transferred via a letter by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Sofia Mirza.
A couple of days back, Ms Mirza, in a tweet, said: “I am innocent and fighting for my kids recovery. These type of acts would not stop a mother to get her daughters back. I have legally taken action against all social media through cyber crime in FIA.”
I am fine,innocent and fighting for my kids recovery.These type of acts would not stop a mother to get her daughters back. I have legally taken action against all social media through cyber crime in FIA .#Saynotopropoganda #BringBackZainabZunairah #sophiamirza #sophiamirza pic.twitter.com/5nNzKa4Xdo
— Sophia Mirza (@IamSophiaMirza) September 2, 2019
Earlier, another Pakistani model Ayyan Ali had been booked under similar charges in the past where she was charged with money laundering, trying to smuggle $506,000 out of the country. She was arrested on March 14, 2015, after customs officials recovered a huge amount from her luggage at the Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport before she could board a flight to Dubai.
The court had indicted Ayyan in November 2015 for attempting to smuggle more than $500,000, however, she pleaded ‘not guilty’ and opted to contest charges. She was granted bail in July 2015 after remaining incarcerated for nearly four months in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail.