SEC Pakistan imposes monetary penalty of Rs4bn on B4U Group for raising illegal deposits

SEC Pakistan imposes monetary penalty of Rs4bn on B4U Group for raising illegal deposits

ISLAMABAD: Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has imposed a heavy penalty of Rs4 billion on B4U group for raising deposits illegally and operating pyramid schemes.

In a tweet message on Sunday, the SECP said that it had concluded adjudication proceedings against B4U Group and its sponsors for raising illegal deposits from the public and operating pyramid schemes, in violation of the Companies Act, 2017.

The B4U Group comprises of 18 companies incorporated under the Act, as well as five unincorporated business setups. All the 18 companies were registered during the last two years. The main sponsor of B4U Group is Saif-ur-Rehman, along with his immediate family member.

The SEC Pakistan, after completing the due process of law, has disqualified the sponsors of B4U Group becoming a director of any company for a period of five years and has also imposed a penalty of Rs100 million on each of its sponsors. Further, the sponsors shall not be allowed to incorporate any new company under the Act.

“In addition the SECP has granted sanction for winding up of all 18 companies of B4U Group and imposed a penalty of Rs200 million on each company. Aggregate penalties amounting to Rs4 billion have been imposed on B4U Group.”

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