KARACHI: Pakistan Navy’s Commander Abdullah Siddiqui and his team created a history with an unprecedented raid and recovery of more than Rs 16 billion.
He has broken a record of recovering Rs 16 billion a few days back in Fazaia Corruption Case by another Siddiqui of same family namely A. Hafeez Siddiqui, Director NAB Karachi. Abdullah and his seniors deserve heartfelt congratulations on such a gigantic recovery from hardened criminals of International Mafia. It’s a great honour for Siddiqui family as well as for Pakistan Navy. Commander Abdullah Siddiqui is grandson of renowned personality of Sehwan Sharif Hakim Makhdoom Muhammad Murad Siddiqui Sahib (Marhoom) Mufeed-e-Aam Dawakhana.
In another operation earlier, Pakistan Navy Ship, operating under Regional Maritime Security Patrols (RMSP), in a joint operation with Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) intercepted and confiscated a narcotics laden fishing boat in Southeast of Gwadar. The huge cache of narcotics, approximately 1290 KG hashish amounting to Rs 258 Million (PKR), was hidden in specially constructed secret compartments of the apprehended vessel and was handed over to Custom Authorities for further legal formalities. The Anti-Narcotics Operation and seizures of narcotics by Pakistan Navy and PMSA are result of meticulous planning and constant surveillance of Maritime Zones of Pakistan and to curb the illicit activities including piracy, maritime terrorism, narco-arms smuggling and human smuggling etc. Pakistan Navy Fleet maintains recognized Maritime and Air picture to counter any unlawful activity along the coastal belt and areas of responsibility. In order to fulfill national and international obligations Pakistan Navy and PMSA resolve to continue efforts for maintaining peace and order at sea.
It is pertinent to mention here that due to untiring/relentless efforts of NAB team headed by Director Hafeez Siddiqui under the close supervision of DG NAB Sindh Dr Najaf Quli Mirza and with the patronage of Chairman NAB Justice Jawed Iqbal, PAF management & their arrested JV Partner Ch Tanvir Builder of Maxim Group surrendered before NAB investigation and agreed to pay hefty amount of Rs 16 billion to 6000 affectees through National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The swift & successful conclusion of a case of super mega nature having huge number of affectees and amounts involved is unprecedented in the history of white color crime investigation around the world. This is happened only due to efforts of NAB Karachi team led by Director Hafeez Siddiqui. Director Hafeez Siddiqui has been handling other mega cases in past including Bahria Town Karachi wherein SCP charged BTK with Rs 460 billion on the basis of NAB investigation. He has also headed the team who arrested Finance Minister Balochistan Khalid Lango and Finance Secretary Mushtaq Raisani & recovered Rs 3.5 billion from them including recovery of Rs 65 crores from the home of Secretary Raisani during the raid.
Under Director Hafeez Siddiqui supervision, Investigations Wing 2 of NAB Karachi had taken action on green channel mega scam and issued notices to Customs high-ups after arresting hardened smugglers. Hafeez Siddiqui had taken action against accused involved in mega green channel scam case after Customs Today’s coverage of the scandal, inflicting heavy loss on the exchequer. Customs Today had been extensively reporting the green channel abuse in the country, after which NAB came into action and decided to tighten the noose around green channel smugglers.
Director NAB Karachi Hafeez Siddiqui issued notice to Chief Collector Appraisement South and the concerned collectors in an inquiry against officials/officers of Customs Department and others regarding illegal import of around 930 containers of electronics and grey fabrics in the garb of second hand clothing, causing loss to national exchequer. NAB took custody of clearing agents Muhammad Idress s/o Yousaf, Muhammad Ali s/o Muhammad Idress and Imran Khan s/o Saifur Rahman from Central Jail Karachi in a corruption scam. These suspects were already in the custody of the customs court for evading taxes and duties to the tune of Rs74,036,216. Information was received that above-mentioned accused actually imported a consignment of used clothing 16600 kgs from United Kingdom contrary to actual port of loading Jabel Ali, UAE. Around 80 containers of electronics were cleared through mis-declaration. After that Appraisement East lodged an FIR pertaining to a container, which already was stopped by ASO Preventive. Subsequently, the NAB further pursued the green channel misuse case and issued non-bailable arrest warrants of Muhammad Idrees, Muhammad Ali and Imran Khan.
Hafeez Siddiqui and Abdullah Siddiqui of the Siddiqui family are making history in their fields by recovering Rs 16b each in narcotics raid and Fazaia housing corruption case respectively. One is committed to eradicate corruption from the society and other is determined to secure the oceans of Pakistan from hardened smugglers/pirates. Both are striving hard to recover the looted/evaded money and submit to the national exchequer.