ISLAMABAD : The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has launched an investigation into money laundering charges against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Jahangir Khan Tareen’s JWD Group, a conglomerate specialised in sugar manufacturing. The agency’s combined investigation team (CIT) has written letters to the deputy commissioners of Multan, Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, and Rahim Yar Khan seeking details of properties and bank accounts owned by the PTI leader, his son Ali Tareen and others associated with the firm. It has also written to the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to submit relevant details. One of the deputy commissioners who have been sent letters said details of assets of 22 people, including Jahangir Tareen and members of his family, have been sought. The FIA probe team has also summoned the record of properties of the PTI leader’s son Ali Tareen. The Securities and Exchange Companies of Pakistan (SECP) has been asked to provide details of all companies registered in the name of Jahangir Tareen. The notices have also been issued to all Jahangir Tareen’s partner companies and records are sought in 14 days. Earlier on July 31, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) formed an 11-member team to launch investigations into the sugar scandal on the basis of the forensic audit report of the sugar inquiry commission. FIA Director of Islamabad Zone Dr Moeen Masood will head the investigation team that has been formed on the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The investigation team would get assistance from the Federal Board of Revenue, Customs Department, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), and State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to hold the probe.