Sidra Humaid, a businesswoman and social media influencer from Karachi who is accused of defrauding almost Rs. 420 million through the monthly ballot committee (BC) system, has requested the court’s assistance for protection after getting threats from those who have lost money.
After Sidra Humaid filed a plea and appealed for protection due to threats, a sessions court in Karachi issued notices to the SSP (Complaint Cell) and SHO Shahrah-e-Faisal Police Station and wanted their comments by 14 December on the subject.
Humaid’s attorney, Kamran Aslam, stated that despite the fact that his client hasn’t marketed or sold any goods on social media, he is being accused of running an internet fraud. He insisted that the BC system is a time-honored method of collecting money and giving it to committee members according to their turn.
Additionally, Kamran Aslam said that despite his client’s assurances to the parties in question that she would refund their money as quickly as possible, other people—many of whom she didn’t even know—falsely claimed the money.
In addition, a number of people have visited her home and verbally threatened to demand their money back. The petitioner, according to Humaid’s counsel, is asking the court to issue an order telling the SSP (Complaint Cell) and SHO Shahrah-e-Faisal to file a FIR against her harassers and give her security.
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