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Cricket Star Shahid Afridi Named in FIR

ISLAMABAD: An FIR has been filed against former officials of an intelligence agency, businessmen, and ex-cricketer Shahid Afridi, in connection with a fraud case related to a construction project. The FIR, registered under Section 420 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), was lodged at the Rawat police station following a complaint by citizen Abid bin Abdul Quddus.

Quddus alleged that individuals including Sheikh Fawad Bashir, Shahzad Kiyani, Umar Bashir, Farooq Bashir, Kashif, Usman, Nasira Bashir, Iftikhar Ilyas, Major General Retired Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Air Marshal (R) Malik Sohail Ahmed, and others collaborated in an advertising campaign featuring Shahid Afridi across various media platforms to promote the project run by Triple A Associates.

According to Quddus, he invested in the project by booking two shops, shop no. 15 and 17 on the ninth floor, after being persuaded by the advertisements. While he paid the full amount for shop no. 17, which amounted to Rs. 55 lakhs, he alleged that irregularities occurred with shop no. 15, where Rs. 40 lakhs were paid through a company.

Quddus claimed that he recently discovered discrepancies in the agreements made with him, stating that stamp papers and rental agreements were fabricated. He highlighted that the agreements bore the name of Sheikh Fawad, but someone else signed them. Furthermore, the promised shops were not constructed at the designated location, and multiple allotments were made for each shop.

Upon receiving the complaint, the police initiated an investigation into the matter. As of now, the allegations remain under scrutiny as authorities work to uncover the truth behind the reported fraud in the construction project involving Shahid Afridi and others named in the FIR.

Nadeem Tanoli

Nadeem Tanoli is a seasoned journalist and a member of the National Press Club. With over a decade of experience, he has contributed to various Urdu and English newspapers. Recognized for his dedication to transparency and accountability, he is a recipient of the Right to Information Champion Award. For inquiries, he can be reached at
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