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October 7, 2015

Governor’s brother moves court for FIR against Rauf Siddiqui


October 7, 2015

The Sindh governor's brother, Amirul Ebad, has moved an application in the District and Sessions Court (West) to order the filing of a case against former provincial commerce and industries minister and senior leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Rauf Siddiqui, and two others for threatening his life.
Amir-ul-Ebad claimed that Rauf Siddiqui and two others, Raza Ali Abidi and Shaaique, were blackmailing him and threatening of dire consequences. He said when he approached the police station concerned to register a case against the three men but the officials declined. He requested the court to direct the police officials concerned to register a criminal case against the three men who were blackmailing him. He claimed that the three ‘blackmailers’ had begun threatening him after he was awarded the solar energy contract for Nazeer Hussain University.
Earlier, Amir-ul-Ebad had claimed that Rauf Siddiqui had asked him to pay him an amount against the grant of contract or face dire consequences. The solar energy project at Nazeer Hussain University was being carried out by Amir-ul-Ebad’s Karachi-based company RAAS Systems Inc.
He claimed that his company had earlier installed solar lights in F B Area, on the Afza Altaf flyover, around the Habib Bank Chowrangi, SITE on the request of MQM leader Rauf Siddiqui.
Ebad said after the projects were completed, Siddiqui demanded money from him and this had gone on for the past three years. He claimed that Siddiqui had continued to demand money and stay silent over the matter.
Amir-ul-Ebad had also submitted an application DIG Central Feroz Shah to report the threats to his life, requesting the official to look into the matter and take action against the culprits.
Dr Shehla Amir, the wife of Amir-ul-Ebad, governor’s sister-in-law had also approached the police on September 29 to register a case against Rauf Siddiqui and his ‘allies’, seeking protection from the threats to her and

her family.
Dr Shehla Amir had alleged that she, her family and her company’s employees were facing serious threats by Rauf Siddiqui and his allies, identified in the application as Shaaique and Raza Abidi, following a monetary dispute.
Dr Shehla had visited the office DIG Central Feroz Shah and reported the matter to him. She had also submitted an application requesting the police to look into the matter, register an FIR and take action against the perpetrators. She had stated in her application that she and her family were Canadian citizens and her husband had decided to move back to Pakistan in 2009 after which he established an alternate energy company called RAAS Systems Enterprises in Karachi.
She claimed that in December 2011 Rauf Siddiqui had called RAAS Systems Inc to carry out some projects in Karachi, including installation of solar outdoor lights in Nazeer Hussain University, Federal B Area, Afza Altaf flyover, Habib Bank Chowrangi, SITE and a home-based generation system at Siddiqui’s own residence.
Later, she said, an agreement was signed between Friends Construction Syndicate Limited (FSCL) and RAAS Systems Inc in which all the all terms and conditions were stated.
She said the company completed the project within the specified time period within the specified period but during its execution FSCL Private Limited partially stopped the project due to some unknown reasons. Dr Shehla said an amount worth 700,000 Canadian dollars had been outstanding from the Afza Altaf flyover project and it included all the demurrages, future business opportunities and currency exchange rate difference. “We were told that this amount was kept aside as bhatta (extortion) for the political party and had been transferred to the party’s high command,” she had claimed. “Shaaique and Raza had told us that their company, FSCL Private Limited, is used by this political party for funds collection.”
She had stated that the company had suffered losses since it hadn’t received the outstanding amount ad was on the verge of bankruptcy. She said it seemed that her family was being politically victimised. She had said in the application that Rauf Siddiqui had been be putting pressure on her husband to forego the outstanding funds they were owed for which they were being harassed by some unknown persons to stay silent. Till date no case has been registered. According to DSP Zahid Hussain, the police were reviewing the application and will record the statements of accused. On the other hand, former minister Rauf Siddiqui denied that he had threatened Amir-ul-Ebad.

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