KARACHI: On the directions of the Interior Ministry, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has sought details of a huge amount of donations two Muslim charities, Al-Rashid Trust and Al-Akhtar Trust, are receiving from a UK-based NGO Human Aid. Sources said that recently the two charities received $10 million each from Human Aid. They said the NGO recently transferred $20 million from the UK to its account at a Quetta branch of the Metropolitan Bank. The amount was further credited to different accounts of Al-Rashid Trust and Al-Akhtar Trust, each getting $10 million for sacrificing animals on Eidul Azha on behalf of thousands of British Muslims. According to sources, the FIA has also sent a questionnaire to both charities, seeking details on when they started functioning, their areas of work, their trustees, sources of funding, expenditures and auditors. Sources said both organisations have been asked to provide the names and addresses of their trustees with their profession and to state whether any trustee has been expelled. They have also been asked to provide details of their inland and foreign accounts both in Pak rupees and foreign currencies and disclose the sources of their income, including donations and donors. Sources said a ‘Trust Deed’ recently retrieved by the FIA from at least two banks where Al-Akhtar Trust International, outlawed by the US Treasury Department in 2003 for having links with the Taliban and Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda network, has its accounts showed that Saud Memon is one of the eleven trustees. Sources added that the name of Saud Memon, who owns the shed where US journalist Daniel Pearl’s remains were found, appeared at number nine (09) on the list of the 11-member Board of Trustees. Saud Memon, an industrialist, had been named by several arrested members of the Harkatul Mujahideen Al-Almi as their chief financial backer. Sources said Saud Memon’s particulars in the ‘Trust Deed’ and the Red Book of the Crimes Investigation Department (CID), Sindh, matched 100 percent. Carrying a head money of Rs 3 million, Saud Memon had been dealing in yarn and fabric. Sources said Saud Memon’s date of birth, his father name and his citizenship (National Identity Card) number were identical on the CID Red Book and the Trust Deed. Sources said that besides Saud Memon (son of Mohammad Siddiq Ismail), the names of Maulana Mohammad Mazhar, Maulana Mohammad Ibrahim, Kamran Chapra, Mufti Abdul Rehman Rehmani, Hafiz Mohammad Ismail, Maulana Abdul Rehman, Maulana Abdul Rehman Memon, Afaqur Rehman Khan, Khalilur Rehman and Feroz Abdullah appeared in the ‘Trust Deed’ registered with the Registrar T-Division, Karachi, on April 16, 2000. Sources pointed out that the FIA had traced many CTs (Credit Transfer) transactions in the accounts of both Al-Rashid and Al-Akhtar trusts, which did not appear on their balance sheets. The State Bank of Pakistan had in 2002 frozen three accounts of Al-Rahsid Trust in Karachi under an Al-Qaeda specific resolution of the UN General Assembly. However, the ban on accounts was ordered to be lifted in 2003 by the Sindh High Court. Similarly, the SBP had frozen the accounts of the Al-Akhtar Trust and a petition challenging the SBP’s action is pending in the Sindh High Court.