FBI exposes Pak's secret agenda, US-based lobbyist arrested

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Ghulam Nabi Fai
Washington, Jul 20: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) swooped down on two US citizens for acting as Pakistani agents. On Monday, Jul 18 FBI arrested Kashmiri American Council Chief Ghulam Nabi Fai following allegations against him for acting as Pakistan's lobbyist without disclosing facts.

Nabi, a resident of Virginia has been detained on charges of ''participating in a long-term conspiracy to act as agents of the Pakistani government in the United States without disclosing their affiliation with the Pakistani government as required by law.''

Another accused, Zaheer Ahmed is absconding. Both have been charged of violating US laws. Fai would be jailed for five years if convicted.

He also heads the NGO, Kashmiri American Council. An FBI affidavit alleges that Fai repeatedly submitted annual KAC strategy reports and budgetary requirements to his Pakistani government handlers for approval.

Fai and the KAC have received at least $4 million from the Pakistani government since the mid-1990s through Ahmad and his funding network, the FBI said. The money was allegedly routed to Fai through Ahmad and a network of other individuals connected to Ahmad. Ahmad allegedly arranges for his contacts in the United States to provide money to Fai in return for repayment of those amounts in Pakistan.

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