Naib qasid turns out to be owner of multimillion-rupee company in Sindh

Published: October 23, 2018
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It has emerged that health ministry official who has been identified as Muhammad Zahid Nawaz is the owner of a fake company which he claimed to be unaware of. PHOTO: EXPRESS

It has emerged that health ministry official who has been identified as Muhammad Zahid Nawaz is the owner of a fake company which he claimed to be unaware of. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Sindh Health Ministry’s naib qasid (peon) has turned out to be the owner of a company worth millions and has now been charged by the Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) for tax evasion, Express News reported on Tuesday.

After the recent string of fake bank accounts springing up of people across the country, now a government employee has been found to be the owner of a bogus multimillion-rupee firm.

Now, it has emerged that a health ministry worker, who has been identified as Muhammad Zahid Nawaz, is the owner of a fake company which he claimed to be unaware of.

Nawaz has now been sent an income tax bill of Rs160 million by authorities.

The dead who turns billionaire in Karachi

The FBR has now begin proceedings against the accused, as well as, freezing his current salaried bank account.

Nawaz, a Korangi resident, reached the Sindh High Court to plead his innocence.

On October 15, billions of rupees had been discovered in four bank accounts of a man who had died over four years ago in Karachi.

Muhammad Iqbal Ansari, a resident of Shadman Town, had passed away in a hospital located on the city’s Shaheed-e-Millat Road on May 9, 2014.

The fake bank accounts were opened in his name after his death. Bank transactions involving around Rs4.6 billion have taken place since then.

During the Supreme Court hearings into the fake accounts case, it was found that a rickshaw driver, street vendor had millions stashed in accounts in their name.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Shoukat Kirmani
    Oct 23, 2018 - 11:57PM

    Sir,
    The bank authorities knows that who had opened the bank account, who verified it and who is involved from the bank branch in opening the account and on whose instructions the bank account was opened and transactions were passed.
    The poor salaried person whose salary account has been blocked might does not have any involvement.
    The FBI should know this within few minutes.Recommend

  • waqas
    Oct 24, 2018 - 9:38AM

    Why these cases are only being found in Sindh?Recommend

  • Sharad Khan
    Oct 25, 2018 - 12:55AM

    The issue of fake bank accounts is very serious one and yet I see no urgency in in estimating it on priority basis. We should have at least a dozen bankers and people who utilised these accounts behind bars. What is going on?Recommend

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