Mullah Mansour had life insurance policy

Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour had purchased a ‘life insurance’ policy from a private firm in Pakistan.

A Karachi-based anti-terrorism court was informed on Saturday the former Taliban supremo, who was killed in a US drone attack in 2016, had bought the life insurance policy using a fake identity.

At the hearing of a terror funding case against Mansour and his absconding accomplices, the insurance firm confirmed this to the anti-terrorism court.

The case against the Taliban leader was filed by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) last year.

Mansour and his accomplices were involved in raising funds for terrorist activities through the purchase of properties on ‘forged identities’.

Investigations show the Taliban leader had bought five properties in Karachi, including plots and houses, worth Rs32 million.

The investigating officer appeared before the court along with an official of the IGI General Insurance Limited and filed a report on behalf of the firm.

According to the report, it emerged during the investigation that Mullah Mansour had purchased a ‘life insurance’ policy on the basis of a fake identity and had paid up to Rs300,000 to the firm before his death.

Dawn reported the insurance company had presented a cheque fo Rs300,000 to investigators for submitting it to the court so that the amount could be deposited in the state treasury.

“However, FIA investigators returned the cheque, asking the company to pay the principal amount along with premium so that the whole amount could be deposited in the treasury,” the newspaper added.

At the hearing, the company deposited a cheque for Rs350,000 with the court, which had on Sept 24 ordered the firm to deposit the amount paid by the slain Taliban leader.

In compliance with a court directive, a property owned by Mansour in Karachi had been auctioned for Rs9,200,000 and the amount had been deposited with the court.