KARACHI: A Pakistani businessman based in Dubai, Umar Farooq Zahoor, who was facing two FIA fraud and money laundering cases, contacted the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Judge Gulzar Ahmed , to seek justice against the FIA’s alleged illegal actions despite superior court orders in its favor.
The Umar Farooq Zahoor case came to light when the FIA summoned its two former big bosses, former chief executives Bashir Memon and Saud Mirza. Umar, in his written submissions, together with the annexes, copies of court decisions and other correspondence from Interpol and others (copies of which are available exclusively from
The News), to the Chief Justice, said he was a renowned international businessman and expatriate Pakistani resident in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for more than two decades and a senior adviser to the ruling family member of Dubai, UAE, and also enjoying the status of Roving Ambassador of the Republic of Liberia for the Middle East region, including Pakistan since August 20, 2019 and possessing the diplomatic passport.
Umar added that as a citizen of Pakistan, he was entitled to all basic rights, including those enshrined in the Constitution of Pakistan. He asked the CJP to do him justice and give instructions to end the alleged lawsuits against him on the basis of what he called, false and fabricated cases registered on the false allegations of fraud, money laundering money and child abduction.
In his written submissions, Umar Farooq also explained why and how charges were brought against him, and that he was cleared by the authorities in these cases. He also argued that the incumbent government, in order to settle its long-standing and well-known score with the former FIA CEO, was using his name to take legal action against Memon. It is pertinent to mention here that the allegations against Memon of facilitating him or giving him an unfair advantage are false and baseless, as explained later, Umar said.