The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Commercial Banks Circle in Karachi has recently issued a critical public notice linked to a major criminal case. This case prominently involves Dr. Nasim Shahzad, Chairman of Meinhardt, along with his son Omer Shahzad, CEO of the same company, among other individuals.
The notice details serious charges under various sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) 1947. These include sections 406, 409, 420, 34, and 109, which collectively cover allegations of criminal breach of trust, cheating, fraud, criminal conspiracy, and corruption.
In a move reflecting the gravity of the situation, the FIA’s public announcement, known as “ISHTEHAR-E-SHORO GHOGHA,” was initiated on the orders of a Special Court overseeing the case. Utilizing Section 87 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CR.P.C), the court has empowered the issuance of this public notice, a critical step in tracking the accused who are currently evading legal proceedings.
An FIA official conveyed the importance of these notices in cases of absconding accused, underlining the FIA’s commitment to justice. The agency is calling for public assistance to locate Dr. Nasim Shahzad and other involved parties, requesting anyone with information to contact the FIA Commercial Banks Circle’s Station House Officer (SHO).
Significantly, Dr. Nasim Shahzad has been a pivotal figure in the Creek Marina Project at DHA Phase-VIII Karachi, a joint venture with Marina Services Private Limited (MSPL), another of Nasim’s companies. Despite its promise, the project remains incomplete, leaving allottees seeking justice.
Earlier in June, the FIA Commercial Banks Circle had issued notices to the owners and stakeholders of Creek Marina, as well as several banks. However, Dr. Nasim Shahzad is reportedly not in Pakistan. FIA sources suggest that neither he nor his son intend to return to face the charges, though the FIA continues its legal proceedings.
Interestingly, the Creek Marina website remains active, with Dr. Nasim Shahzad prominently featured as “THE MASTERMIND” and Group Executive Chairman.
The affected allottees, organized under the Creek Marina Action Committee (CMAC), have been vociferous in seeking redress. They have appealed to the Prime Minister, the Army Chief, and the Karachi Core Commander for justice and decisive action against those implicated in this sprawling case.