LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Friday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to lodge a fraud case against director of an immigration consultancy firm Zobia Rabab for depriving a citizen of Rs1.7 million in the name of sending aboard.

Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi issued this order on the petition of Hameeda Bibi who alleged that she paid Rs1.7 million to Rabab, director of immigration firm “Future Concern”, for sending abroad.

An FIA official appeared before the court and informed it that they had probed the allegation and it has been proved that Rs1.7 million were transferred to Rabab’s bank account. However agency did not register a case because the parties had reached a compromise.  At this, the court appointed out that offence of fraud is not compoundable under the law. Justice asked the FIA official why case was not lodged against the accused after the allegations were proved.

The FIA official assured the court that case against the accused will be registered and sought time for compliance of court’s order. The court adjourned hearing for a date to be fixed by the LHC’s registrar office.