Lahore: Fashion model robbed of Rs 30 million
LAHORE: Pakistani fashion model Isha Chaudhry has alleged that her former husband deprived her of Rs30 million, which she had earned in her 10 year modeling career. The fraudulent man has also issued four cheques to his former wife amounted to Rs 10.2 million, which have been dishonored by the banks concerned but police have lodged no FIR against him till filing of this report.
The 26–year–old model said that she is now receiving life threats from her 45–year–old ex husband Naveed Paracha and appealed to the Punjab Inspector General Police to take notice of the scam and initiate legal action against the guilty cops. According to her claim, her former husband had taken millions of rupees from her to invest in different projects. Isha Chaudhary told The Nation that she had shared her story with SHO Johar Town, ASP Haroon–ul–Rasheed, SP (Operations) Saddar Khurram Janbaz and even CCPO Lahore Ahmed Raza Tahir but they had not shown interest. “I have met them several times, besides submitting an application for registration of FIR against Naveed but no action has been taken as yet,” she stated. According to her story, she contracted marriage with one Naveed Parcha in 2002 but he divorced her in 2005. “During these three years, I gave him a handsome amount for different projects and supported his first wife and children. We later planned to purchase a 12 marla plot for our new home,” she told this reporter.
Isha claimed that she had obtained a bank loan for the purpose but after the divorce she shifted to Dubai where she established her own business along with an Indian friend. “I continued sending Naveed the money for the payment of installment and actual amount of loan so that I might be the legal owner of the plot but he only paid the installment and misappropriated the rest of the amount,” she said. According to her claim, she learned about this fraud from the bank manger when she visited Pakistan to claim her plot. She then asked Paracha to return her money, at which he gave her four cheques of Rs 5.8 million, Rs 2.5 million, Rs 1.4 million and Rs 2.5 million, which were dishonored from the banks.
Later, she submitted an application in order to initiate legal action against Naveed Paracha but she had to return to Dubai empty handed. “This time, I finally approached CCPO Lahore Ahmed Raza Tahir, but could not even imagine the way he treated me. Frankly speaking, the entire police setup of Lahore seemed to be backing the oppressors instead of providing justice to the victims,” she commented.