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Bank of Credit and Commerce International

More commonly called BCCI. An international bank established in Pakistan, headquartered in London, and registered in Luxembourg. Its operations were structured to avoid regulation by any single authority. It was founded in 1972 with investments from the Emir of Abu Dhabi and Bank of America. It grew rapidly, making major loans and seeking deposits from high net-worth individuals. It became the seventh largest bank in the world. Because it was so poorly regulated, it was able to commit massive fraud, as well as deal with terrorist groups and questionable government operations. These crimes were ultimately exposed in 1991, and BCCI shut down, though lawsuits involving it continued for more than a decade.
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The Port Minister said one of the two roads in the zone have been named after late parliamentarian Ms Fouzia Wahab and another has been named after late founder of defunct BCCI Bank Agha Hasan Abidi.
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Mr Quinn, once a key figure in the Bank of England, was criticised for not pulling the plug on scandal-hit BCCI bank before it crumbled with pounds 10billion of debts in 1991.
As a former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, Quinn is involved as a witness in the inquiry into the collapse of the BCCI Bank in 1991.
His financial network was similar to the system used for fraudulent operations by the BCCI bank which collapsed in the 1980s, the report said.