Lahore: Application moved against travel agent for fraud
LAHORE: Three people have moved an application in FIA against a travel agent on sending them to Libya by showing them sweet dreams, which resulted in a huge monetary loss and mental trauma to them. They demanded stern action against the persons responsible. Complainants Syed Faizan Haider Bukhari (passport number BW3343151), Sultan Ahad Qazalbash (passport number AA4805031) and Zubair Maan (passport number AP0795571) have filed an application with the office of Director Crimes FIA, Islamabad. The complainants were of the view that the agent named Rana Amjad, how is owner of a travel agency, had assured them that he would get them settled in Libya, where a company would arrange an employment worth Rs 150,000 each, including accommodation and two years valid work visa against which he charged Rs 350,000 per person, total amount Rs 1,050,000.
They added that being naive and innocent they trusted the agent and gave him the money and, in return, he got their 90-day visa processed from the respective embassy to prove that he was genuine in his commitment. The agent told them that upon arrival in Libya, his colleague agent would receive them and guide them accordingly.
The complainants said that upon reaching Tripoli airport in Libya, they waited for nine long hours but no agent showed up. Further to their surprise, they had been informed by the airport authorities that their visa was expiring in the next three days. The complainants claimed that they tried to contact Rana Amjad in Pakistan but his phone never responded after it. “We had been taken in custody by the airport security staff and went through a series of humiliating and embarrassing situations beyond imagination,” the complainants said.