ISLAMABAD, July 30: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi region has recovered about Rs 1.95 billion in a plea bargain struck from an actor Mian Waseem, known as Lucky Ali, who defraud the people by offering them plots in 11 fake housing societies.
A press release from NAB stated that Islamabad accountability court accepted Waseem’s request for a plea bargain of Rs1.95bn. This is the highest recovery in the history of NAB. Waseem lured and induced the public to invest in his illegal housing societies using print, electronic and social media advertisements.
He used 11 different and misleading names for housing societies, including National House Buildings and Roads Development Corporation, Rawalpindi Housing and Industrial Development Corporation, Central Development Promotion Programme, Defence Valley located on Dhamial Road, National Town Girja Road, New Islamabad City, Sir Syed Town, National Garden, Sir Syed Garden, Dhamial City and Defence Avenue.
According to Rawalpindi Development Authority records, Waseem never applied for a no-objection certificate (NOC) and does not hold any NOCs from any of the concerned departments. Waseem convicted in Modarba scam, other accused declared proclaimed offender
NAB Rawalpindi conducted an inquiry against Waseem, and he later confessed and paid Rs1.95bn in a plea bargain.
The victims of the fraud will be refunded using the money collected from the accused after scrutinisation by NAB Rawalpindi. The victims are required to submit their claims to NAB Rawalpindi in order to obtain a refund, while those who have not appeared in NAB are asked to submit their plot documents with the bureau.