Pakistani European community writes to PM against conferring civil award on ‘shady person’
Pakistani community in Belgium and the European Union has raised concerns over the news of conferring a Pakistan’s civil award on a person that they said has a shady background.
During a letter written to Prime Minister Imran Khan, they highlighted the case of Chaudhry Pervaiz Iqbal Losar, who claims that he would be conferred Tamgha-i-Khidmat by the honourable President of Pakistan on 23 March 2021.
“We as patriotic Pakistanis want to save the name and image of Pakistan and respect for Pakistan’s civil awards. Pervaiz Losar is a habitual criminal who has been involved in illegal activities for many years and even today the cases against him are being heard in the Belgian courts,” they wrote.
In the letter they mentioned that the said person has deliberately bankrupted many fake companies as first he would set up a fake company under a fake name to export the goods and then file the bankruptcy.
“Parvaiz Iqbal has embezzled VAT of Belgium custom. In the name of bringing poor people to Europe, he is deeply involved in human smuggling with some Criminal groups in Portugal. These activities brought a very bad name to the country and threw mud on Pakistan’s image. In Pakistan, a murder case is pending against Parvaiz Iqbal and his major source of income generates in Pakistan by human smuggling.
“Due to many fraud cases against him in Belgium, he registered in a different city than his place of living to hide from creditors. Parvaiz Iqbal is a habitual offender in the police list who lives on Govt handouts generally called unemployment benefit. We also want to make it known here that this person is deprived of the positive general character certificate of Belgium which can be obtained easily from the municipality of a person‘s residential administrative office.
“Not only that, Parvaiz Iqbal has taken pictures with General Musharraf and other army generals which he uses to give the impression that he has relations with high profile people and solve people’s problem in Pakistan. Moreover, he claims to have connections with Pakistan’s intelligence agencies. He has extorted millions of rupees from innocent people living in Europe in the name he would solve their problems in Pakistan.
“Parvaiz Iqbal claims that he lobbies for Kashmir cause. How can a person unfamiliar with any European language lobby for the Kashmir cause? He also uses fake photos with European parliamentarians and officials to impress people in Islamabad. He is a total fraud as he uses open European society values which allowed him to have access to European leaders and advancing the cause of Kashmir is nothing but a lie. There are certainly people who are doing concrete work regarding Kashmir which resulted in two Kashmir reports by the UN and endorsed by the EU.
“Granting Pakistan‘s Civil Award to the person who absolutely did nothing for the country and involved in heinous crimes will be a great injustice to the country and a shame for the Pakistani community in Belgium and Europe. This is like disgracing the virtue of the Award.
They urged the PM to fully investigate this person or simply ask him to provide a character certificate, which can be obtained in two days from his residential administrative office.”