People accuse spiritual leader of fraud


Scores of people hailing from Mardan on Saturday protested against the renowned custodian of Bari Imam, Pir Nazakat, accusing him of a fraud involving Rs 3 million under the pretext of providing sugar at a lower rate.
The protesters assembled outside the National Press Club (NPC) and chanted slogans against Nazakat and his family.
They said Nazakat’s son had claimed in April that his father had a sugar mills in Sindh and they would provide sugar at Rs 50 per kilogramme against the market rate of Rs 63 at that time.
“We accepted his offer and gave him Rs 3 million, but after sometime we came to know that our money had been wasted,” Pervaiz Khan, a protester, said.
“We gave him our life savings but now he is adopting various tactics to cheat us.”
The protesters said they had repeatedly contacted Nazakat’s son, but he was using influence to protect himself.
They demanded the government address their grievances and provide every possible help for the recovery of their money.