Accountability court convicts Hajj operator for cheating 31 pilgrims

Business Recorder

PESHAWAR: Accountability Court Peshawar in reference filed by NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa convicted accused Abdullah Jan, of Afridi Hajj & Umrah Services Peshawar for a term of 2 year Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) and imposed a fine approximately Rs. 8.8 million in a corruption case pertaining to cheating public at large on pretext of Hajj.
According to a press release issued here on Monday, the accused persons were running a Travel Agency in the name of Afridi Hajj & Umrah Services Private Ltd Peshawar.
They collected approximately Rs.340,000/- to Rs.380,000/- per person from 31 pilgrims in garb of private Hajj facility.
The affectees were made to go through the entire Hajj application process. They were given different dates for flight when the Hujjaj reached the airport they found out that accused persons have deprived them off their hard earned money.
It merits to mention here that NAB (KP) has recovered Rs. 17.5 million in the instant case which has been distributed among the affectees.
It is pertinent mentioning here that in light of vision of the Chairman NAB Justice Javed Iqbal to provide relief to general public through accountability regime, NAB KP is actively investigating several cases of cheating public at large in KP.
General public is advised to be wary of fake tours operators and other business scams

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