LAHORE – A spokesman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Punjab on Wednesday claimed that the bureau distributed Rs 45 million among affectees of Syed Sibtul Hassan Gillani alias Double Shah Scam and Rs 10.796 million to the affectees of Sanatha Gang case.

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Director General NAB Punjab, Khurshid Anwar Bhinder, distributed cheques to affectees in a ceremony held at NAB Punjab. Spokesperson NAB said that the Double Shah Scam had been the biggest scam of history in which thousands of people were looted by the culprits. He said that these affectees had already been paid 20% of their claimed amount.  Syed Sibtul Hassan Gillani had been convicted by the Accountability Court and sentenced for 14 year rigorous imprisonment with fine of Rs 5.43 billion and confiscation of all properties.

This amount was being recovered from the accused person for distribution among the affectees. A special claim verification cell is working to speed up recovery and disbursement of payments to affectees of Double Shah Scam.

In another case, an amount of Rs 10.796 million was handed over to 32 affectees of Sanatha Gang case. NAB claims to have recovered 32% of the claimed amount and have distributed as a second instalment.

In the first instalment claimants had been paid 23% of their claimed amount.

Sheikh Sultan alias Sanatha Gang in connivance with other accused, cheated on a number of persons from the public on the pretext of attractive profits, jobs and other incentives depriving them of their hard earned amounts. The accused persons adopted different fake names and identities to cheat them.