PTI letter ‘defamatory and false’, says Sehgal

Letter claims foreign security companies were posing as local companies under some internal arrangement.

Our Correspondent February 08, 2014
Ikram Sehgal is a majority shareholder of both Wackenhut Pakistan and Security and Management Services. PHOTO: EXPRESS


In response to a letter sent by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson to the interior minister, Ikram Sehgal has said the majority shareholders of Wackenhut Pakistan and Security and Management Services (SMS) have reacted very strongly to what they term a ‘defamatory and outrageous’ claim.

The PTI spokesperson, in the letter, claimed foreign security companies were operating in Pakistan while posing as local companies under some internal arrangement and sought an explanation from the government on the matter. A report on the letter was published in The Express Tribune on February 7, 2014.

Sehgal – who is a majority shareholder of both the security companies – said this claim was ‘blatantly false’. He said the shares bought back from G4S were in Pakistan only and not worldwide as the PTI spokesperson maintained.

Sehgal also said that the ‘insiders’ who the PTI spokesperson cited as sources in the letter were in actuality “motivated interests who cannot compete with his companies and have repeatedly used this bogey to smear their reputation”.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 8th, 2014.


Samson Simon Sharaf | 7 years ago | Reply

By the way, Bani Gala has security provided by Wakenhut. This company also provides security to over 170 churches all over Pakistan free of cost.

Ahmad | 7 years ago | Reply @Masood Mirza Suthan-Law: What about those hundreds of doctors, businessmen fleeing KPK due to the increasing bhatha culture. Even the transport business of pukhtuns sufferred due to the drama of dharna by PTI. The apologetic provincial govt has no guts to stop, resist or even condemn those crimininals. In fact if one looks at the conduct of this KPK govt over 8 months, it it looks as if they have been installed to give idealogical protection to terrorists.
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