Double Shah : An Enigma

Double ShahIf it were not for the issue of Chief Justice of Pakistan, “Double Shah” affair wouldn’t be gone to back burner so easily. When an issue involves, Rs. 40 billion, its hard to get passed by quietly.

Across Pakistan, its repercussions are still very strong and the issue is yet to be settled, especially in Northern Punjab its as alive as ever. Scams and frauds are everyday happenings in every society, this issue is different in a sense that it has ballooned out in so many directions. It has got some very strikingly interested contrasts.

For some people, he was an outlaw, a ruffian who robbed and cajoled the naive and simple people. For some, he was a kind of Robin hood, who somehow made the poor rich, by doubling their money. Many are of the staunch believe that Pir Sahib had the means, powers and the authority to double their money. In fact Double Shah did double the money of so many people, who came to media and authenticated that they had received their doubled money from Double Shah.

It all started when Sibtul Hasan Shah traveled to Dubai, came back, and doubled his neighbor’s money just in 7 days. The news got out, and people, as everybody seem to have money without working for it, just flocked to get their moneys doubled. Double Shah did doubled the money of lots of people, but the question is that whether he was building his trust to steal a huge sum afterwards, or was he a genuine philanthropist, who wanted everybody rich for doing nothing?

Double Shah The issue came in the limelight at national and international level when on April 13, 2007 Ghakar police arrested Syed Sibtul Hasan Shah, known as Pir Double Shah, from his Nazimabad house in Rs. 30,000 robbery case registered against him. Double Shah, according to some people had doubled billions of rupees of thousands of people. The people, Double Shah largely affected were from the areas of Gujranwala, Gujrat, Wazirabad, Sialkot and Hafizabad.

Double Shah, was initially a common school teacher. Couple of years ago, he started this business of doubling money and with his genius turned it into a 40-billion venture. Regardless of the issue of his alleged crime, its really amazing to see how a person has managed to capitalize in the largely rural areas of Punjab. He hasn’t even got any MBA or CA from LUMS or IBA. He had built a vast network of offices and sub-offices in many cities, towns and villages. His clients include a wide array of people from every walk of life. Police officers, lawyers, teachers, shop keepers, villagers, farmers, household wives were among his clients.

The law-enforcement agencies and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) have got registered several cases against Shah with Wazirabad police. They have also recovered Rs 17 million from his residence.

After his arrest, all hell broke loose. As the news of his arrest spread, people from every walk of life started to gather around his house and offices. They even protested vehemently against his arrest. Protesters blocked the roads, lodged complaints in media and police stations. Some thought, the arrest of Double Shah has some political implications and his arrest was largely due to an influential political figure of the area.

As the number of people who were clients of Double Shah fell in thousands, and his popularity was growing rapidly, according to some people, Double Shah was being considered for the next political leader from the area. Just on the day of his arrest, when the shock waves spread through the areas, more than 2000 people surrounded the police station to inquire about what happens to their money and majority of them were and still consider Double Shah an innocent man, who was just helping poor and rich alike. The nephew of Double Shah Intezar Hussein, told a daily newspaper that,” the arrest of a “committed man” like his uncle had shattered the dreams of thousands of people.”

Whatever the facts are, the current situation is that thousands of people are really really worried about their deposits, which they made to Double Shah. The deposits are not some petty cash; their total worth is estimated to be round about the frightening figure of 40 billion rupees. Even Guinness Book is considering entering Double Shah’s name. Double Shah had amassed huge assets in the country and at Dubai during the last one year. Besides hotels, Shah ran a number of casinos in Dubai and 17 petrol and CNG stations in different parts of Punjab.

How exactly Double Shah can double whatever sum is invested with him within 70 days is not known. His brother and front-man Intezar Shah said the business was in collaboration with some Dubai-based partners involved in ‘stocks’ there. People just want their hard-earned money back, but have they realized that how wrong they were to think that they would be getting money without working for it.

13 Responses to Double Shah : An Enigma

  1. qasim December 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    KUB TAK AOO GAY hamara pasa kub lotao gay klam nahi kia ha aur kuch pas
    bi nahi rahah tum nay wadha kia tha ka pasy lota donga mger tum to under mazy
    main ho aur hum sab loog yahan intazar kr rahy han kay kub tum ko chorain aur
    hum tum say apna pasa wasool krain

  2. Khair Khwa August 22, 2010 at 6:19 am #

    Dear Khan!

    i want to contact with you……

    Plz Plz Apka muj par zindagy bar ihsan hoga.

    koi tareeka bataye taake app se mera contact hosakey.

    Wasalam

  3. adnan November 23, 2008 at 7:19 pm #

    i m wory about my mony plz .give me my mony i give my mony in kaly kea to syed monver ali shah . i dont concern with double shaha i want only my mony . plz some thing do for me and give me my mony . i already complain in chamba house but they are not responce to me .

  4. unknown October 3, 2008 at 12:25 pm #

    The problem is that the actual details of accounts were never released. The clients of double shah are the best people to say something. Why their statements not made public? It should all come in the news. The reality is that if you run in billions you have to please so many unknown and unseen hands in Pakistan. If you don’t then arresting you is no problem for them. This is the real law in Pakistan that works. If you have doubts ask any big business person or company but they are so afraid they will never disclose. This is the reason that it all goes on like this. I see so many businesses running behind double shah. It is quite possible to make money double in currency trade or casinos. This business is legal in most countries of the world. Just remember the downfall of the BCCI and you will be able to understand. Why Bill gates is not prosecuted for monopoly and exploitation of whole software world? Just think!

  5. adnan January 22, 2008 at 3:53 pm #

    salam to all,,i think this man was diong good work he never gaive a douge to any one ,,according me n majourty govt should free him…..

  6. khan January 22, 2008 at 8:22 am #

    Today when i woke up and i was on the way to my office I have saw AZEEM GILL IN UAE CITY OF ABU DHABI. IT WAS A SURPRISE TO ME THAT THIS GUY WAS IN MALAYSIA AND HOW COME HE IS HERE IN ABU DHABI WHEN I HAVE ASKED HIM HE TOLD ME ALL THEIR BUSINESS WAS TAKEN BY INTERPOL IN MALAYSIA AND THEN THE DUBAI GOVERNMENT ALONG WITH INTERPOL TOOK ACTION AGAINS IMRAN GUL AND NASEER DAR ALL OF THEM DEPORTED WOW THAT WAS SO HAPPY NEWS FOR ME. I THANK CHOWRANGI.COM SITE AND ALL OTHER PEOPLE AND THE INTERPOL DUBAI POLICE FOR THROWING THIS KIND OF PEOPLE . ALHAMDULLILAHH
    KEHTEIN HAIN KE DUNIA MEIN EK BHI ACHA INSAAN HOON TU DUNIA KHATAM NAHI HOGI YEH JIN ACHE LOGON NE KIYA HAIN ALLAH UNKO LAMBHI UMAR DEIN AUR AKHIRAT MEIN JHAGA ATA FARMAYE AMEEN

  7. shahid khan November 10, 2007 at 4:45 pm #

    double was honest man and he was looking after for poor needy person.

  8. khan August 17, 2007 at 2:19 am #

    I THANK CHOWRANGI.COM SITE FOR GIVING ME CHANCE TO RAISE MY VOICE TO THE RESPECTED PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN GENERAL PERVEZ MUSHARIF AND HIS HIGHNESS GENERAL SHEIKH MOHAMMAD BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM TO TAKE SERIOUS ACTION AGAINST THIS PEOPLE ANY KIND OF INFORMATION YOU NEED I CAN GIVE IT WITH FULL PROOF.

  9. khan August 17, 2007 at 2:16 am #

    Well i know all this people who are involved in this crime first of all in United Arab Emirates in city of Abu dhabi all this robbers got together and they have planned this things before double shah leave for his country pakistan. Imran Gul teacher of chemistry was best friend of double shah and a master mind suspect who left the school and joined him in dubai. Where double shah transfer his money to them Colonel Naseer ahmed dar and Shahid jamil And Irshad Hussain and Zahoor Ahmed AND Azeem Gill. MY REQUEST IS TO THE PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN AND ALL OTHER GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITES THAT PLEASE INFORM INTERPOL AND TAKE THIS CRIMINALS WHICH HAVE SET UP IN DUBAI AND MALAYSIA AND LOOTING PEOPLE AS WELL THERE. ALSO MY REQUEST TO DUBAI SHEIKH MOHAMMAD BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM THAT FREE YOUR COUNTRY FROM THIS BLOOD DEMOND CRIMINALS .

  10. zubda jahan May 19, 2007 at 8:14 pm #

    hello
    i need a news about double shah

  11. Arshad May 11, 2007 at 11:05 am #

    Colonal naseer of ex Principal of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Arab pakistan School Abu Dhabi U A E an d Shahid Jamil and others are the mail mujram of this ghotala. Authorithy should come to Abu Dhabi pakistani school and look into the all matter. Azeem vice Principal Zahoor are in the better position to give the information about this jurm

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