Pakistani ‘Dead’ man springs back to life to scam people in UAE

MQM worker and businessperson Chaudhry Hayyab Arif Kamboh faked his death in 2017, he has started a company to deceive exporters in Ajman, UAE.

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  • He staged his death in a road accident in Sharjah on July 19, 2017, his death was even mourned by his party ‘MQM’ here in Pakistan.
  • Exporters contacted the Gulf News and told how they have been deceived and suffered a loss of fruits, vegetables, and grains of worth millions of dirhams by H&MZ Global.

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Dead MQM worker and businessperson Chaudhry Hayyab Arif Kamboh faked his death in 2017, he has started a company to deceive exporters in Ajman, UAE.

According to the source, he staged his death in a road accident in Sharjah on July 19, 2017. His death was even mourned by his party ‘MQM’ here in Pakistan.

“RIP Chaudhary Hayyab Arif Kamboh Bhai. Our deepest condolences to the family of this ideological worker of MQM from Lahore who passed away on July 19th in a tragic road accident in UAE,” MQM Television said in its official Facebook page on July 21, 2017. “May Allah grant him highest level in heaven and give his grieved family enough courage to bear their loss,” added the social media post.

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“Travelling to Bahrain for a project… My elder brother Chaudhary Arif Hayyab Kamboh took initiative of this project. I’m missing him a lot today because today I have to handle all of these things on my own… after his death I feel alone in my life…” Mian Zaryab, brother of Hayyab Arif wrote on August 7, 2017.

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Many Indian and Indonesian exporters have contacted the Gulf News and told how they have been deceived and suffered a loss of fruits, vegetables, and grains of worth millions of dirhams by H&MZ Global.

After almost fourteen months of his fake death, Hayyab started H&MZ Global in Ajman.

Hayyab’s planning

“Hayyab Arif sent his manager with a bouquet of roses to pick me from the airport. He drove me to Ajman and put me up in a fancy hotel.

The following day, I met Hayyab Arif at his office. There was nothing remotely to suggest all of this was a charade,” Hayyab’s manager.

“Secure in the belief that I was dealing with a reputed company, I handed the bill of lading to Hayyab Arif which enabled him to release the shipment from Jebel Ali Port. He promised to pay the same evening. That day never came. I spent days chasing him but he refused to see me or respond to my calls,” added Ruparen.

Another person,” He treated me like royalty but once he got the shipment, he discarded me like a used teabag. When I ask for my payment, he mocks me”.

Hayyab responds

However, he claimed that he did not fake his death, has no clue why MQM posted an obituary about him.

Caught in limbo

Exporters said their efforts to file a police complaint have drawn a blank as they directed them to the courts.

“It’s not feasible to pursue a court case from abroad. If losing money to a scam is not bad enough, we have to now front high legal costs to fight a protracted legal battle,” said one of them.

So far, only Sharjah-based 10X has approached courts. It supplied onions worth $110,000 to Soha Arif Foodstuff.

Moreover, In an email to Gulf News, Soha Arif’s owner Mian Zaryab categorically denied links with H&MZ Global Worldwide but a Gulf News investigation proved otherwise.

Mian Zaryab is mentioned as Import Manager on a business card of H&MZ Global Worldwide. Zaryab insists he does not know how his name appeared on the business card of a third party. “It’s a conspiracy against me,” he said.

However, that doesn’t seem to be the case as the email printed on the H&MZ card alongside his name is the same he gave while registering the domain name of Soha Arif Foodstuff.

Article originally published in Gulf News

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