MIRPUR (AJK)

After the AJK Supreme Court termed the Online Ads Business ‘Click’ as unlawful while upholding the Court verdict, the Bhimbher District Administration has initiated stringent action on Thursday against  the elements engaged in instant minting of money of millions of rupees invested by locals through the sale of fake and fictitious IDs under the bogey of the online advertisement business, official sources declared.

When contacted Deputy Commissioner Bhimbher Muhammad Tayyeb told this correspondent that the district administration had made adequate arrangements to check the escape of the managers of this unlawful online business ‘Click” from the jurisdiction of the district, which lacked the formal permission of the State Bank of Pakistan or Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), imperative for a financial institution to run such business activity. Tayyeb said that on the directives of the apex court, the administration had taken necessary steps to ensure safety of the amounts belong to the general public in the online business famously known as ‘Click’. Elaborating the measures, he pointed out that all those who did the said business so far, had been directed to immediately deposit security bond worth Rs10 million each with the local authorities and ensure immediate payment / return of the invested money to all concerned - and otherwise be ready to face the music at the hands of the authorities, he warned.

The DC Bhimbher pointed out that the district administration had also warned the general public to refrain from investing in the Online Advertisement Business ‘Click’ following its unlawful exercise.

It is to be noted that the AJK SC declared the business of the sale of IDs for running the business as illegal while dismissing an appeal on September 2, 2013 in a case titled Ziaul Haq vs DIG Mirpur etc.

The companies as well as certain individuals running the business did not hold any formal permission or license duly issued by the SBP or SECP to run the business.

Landmine explosion: A labourer lost his right foot in a heavy explosion of landmine occurred in a scrap shop, owned by an Afghan national in far-off bordering village Machchrala-Head Marala, Sialkot tehsil here on Thursday.

Reportedly, an Afghan national Hassan Khan, son of Jumma Khan has been running a scrap shop in the village since long. A labourer Muhammad Sarwar Gujjar, a resident of village Kharoliyaan-Daska) was loading scrap onto a trolley when a landmine went off with a bang, injuring Sarwar critically. He was taken to Govt Allama Iqbal Memorial DHQ Hospital where his right leg was amputated.

The Head Marala Police arrested the accused Afghan national Hassan Khan after the explosion. He told the police that some local people had sold out the landmine, which they had got from the floodwaters.

The Sialkot Bomb Disposal Squad officials said that it was a rusting Indian made landline, which exploded. Some local residents and senior police officials said that the Afghan national had been residing here illegally since long.