NAB arrests fake travel agents for looting pilgrims

NAB arrests fake travel agents for looting pilgrims

PESHAWAR, June 06 (TNS): National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday arrested four fake travel agents for looting Rs. 37 million from more than 110 hujjaj.

According to a statement, the accused persons Ameer Ahmed Shah, Shahid Hussain, Humayun Khan and Naveed Akhtar were running a fake Travel Agency in the name of Al-Mustafa Manpower Agency Shakoor Japan at Charsadda.

They collected approximately Rs 3,30,000 from each pilgrim and offered them Private Hajj facility. When the hujjaj reached their office at Charsadda for collection of their visa and passport they found the accused persons disappeared from the scene and deprived dozens of people from their hard earned money on one hand and pilgrimage on the other hand.

Taking cognizance of cheating public at large, NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa actively pursued the investigation and arrested the culprits not only because it is a financial nature of fraud, regretfully they made innocent people their victims on pretext of religious ritual.

The accused persons will be presented in the Accountability Court for obtaining their physical remand. Affectees of the scam have been advised to approach Office of the Director General NAB, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PDA Complex, Block-III, Phase-V, Hayatabad Peshawar for registering their claims during office hours.