The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has found the woman who had been declared dead by her children for getting the insurance money worth millions.
FIA official found out the ‘dead mother’ during an investigation regarding the fake insurance claims.
An investigation officer of the intelligence agency traced the woman, Seema Khar, who is happily residing along with a relative. After finding the ‘dead mother’, her statement was recorded by the agency.
The woman, Seema Saleem Khar, had two insurance policies from an American insurance company. The scam was uncovered when she applied for a passport and arrived at the US Consulate.
Seema Khar has claimed that she was completely unaware about receiving insurance money on her name. In her statement, Khar said that her son and daughter are residing in the United States (US) and never returned to Pakistan for many years.
FIA received the complaint from Mr. Scott, Assistant Regional Security, of the US Consulate. A burial receipt and a death certificate were provided, which declared that the woman died due to cardiac arrest.
Earlier in December last year, a man and a woman in Karachi had been blamed for faking the death of their mother to receive
A case had been registered on the written complaint, submitted by the US Consulate official to the FIA human trafficking cell under fraud charges against two individuals, identified as Fahad Saleem and Fariya Saleem.
According to sources having knowledge of the entire scam, Fahad Saleem and Fariya Saleem had faked the death of their mother to receive Rs 250 million from a US insurance company.
It began after Seema Saleem Khar, the mother, acquired two insurance policies from a US company in 2009, they said adding that on 08 June 2011, the death certificate of Seema Saleem was submitted with the insurance company to claim the amount.
The death certificate cited the death as sudden while a Lyari graveyard also provided fake receipts of the burial.
The woman’s daughter had been found involved in acquiring fake documents while the son applied for the insurance and received the claim based on the forged documents.
Soon after getting the insurance amount, Fahad Saleem had visited Pakistan and opened two accounts at Dhoraji and Jheel Park branches of a bank.
The FIA had also carried out raids to arrest the brother and sister to unearth the details into the scam.