ISLAMABAD: An expatriate Pakistani businessman has approached the federal ombudsman for intervention to save his multimillion carpet factory located in Muridke, Punjab from allegedly looting by a local mafia allegedly with the help of Punjab Police.
“I have a factory located in Muridke, by the name of Bisvil Spinners LTD. The ex-manager of the factory, Rana Mushtaq, along with a gang of criminals with the blessing of the local police has been looting valuable machinery from the factory since 2014. In the latest episode they have stolen a generator on 8th January 2016,” said Vaqar Malik said in a letter to federal ombudsman a copy of which is also available to , The News here on Thursday.
Vaqar Malik is a businessman currently living in Spain and his factory is being looked after by his manager. Malik due to his domestic issues could not visit Pakistan for last couple of years, and is trying to fix the issue while being abroad and has approached the Grievance Commissioner Cell for Overseas Pakistanis in Federal Ombudsman.
Vaqar Malik claims that the local Muridke Police denied help to him causing a great disappointment in his application he says, “Saddar Muridke Police have refused to register the F.I.R. and despite our effort, the gang of criminals have illegally occupied the guest house of the factory,”.
According to the complaint, the loss to the factory so far of machinery which has been illegally removed is approximately Rs.1000 million. Blink Securities were hired on 9th January 2016 at a huge cost, to protect the remaining assets of the factory.
The ex.pat Pakistani citizen says that he hired a local security company since January 9th 2016 for the security of his factory on a huge cost for the protection of the remaining assets of the factory but the company is being intimidated by the police.
He alleged that, “the local police ordered the security guards to hand over the keys of the factory to 35 people who proceeded to dismantle the machinery with the intention of removing it,”. He says that despite their efforts the matter is still pending with the police in Muridke which is giving full protection to the gang of criminals and forcing the security company to hand over the machinery.
The businessman requests the intervention at the highest level is need to save the factory from complete disaster and ruin. The state of affairs is so bad that I as the owner of the factory am completely helpless to stop this ongoing criminal activity.
In this regard when this correspondent contacted station house officer (SHO) of PS Sadar,Muridke Ejaz Khan said that the factory is disputed property between two brothers. He said one brother is in abroad and the other has also a claim. He said that police is having no concern and factory is not occupied by anyone rather, “we are trying to resolve this matter for many months,”. On the other hand when Rana Mushtaq was contacted he claimed that Vaqar Malik has sold the machinery of the factory and not paying the salaries of the workers. He dismissed the notion that he was involved in any crime.
In this regard newly appointed general manager of the factory an ex.col Abdul Ghafar claims that Rana Mushtaq the removed general manager of the factory has not only attacked the factory but has also stolen precious machinery from the site. He said that he kept calling the police but police did not reach to help him.