A former National Assembly hopeful of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam -Fazal (JUI-F) has not only acquired control of a mosque at Fruit and Vegetable Market located off Super Highway, but has also managed to exploit the place of worship, and his position therein, to generate a huge income.
Salimullah has also constructed some shops near the mosque, which represent an additional source of income for him.
Besides this, it is learnt that he has rented out dozens of pushcarts in the area after taking huge amounts in advance from interested parties.
“He has taken Rs40,000 in advance from the dealers who hired his pushcarts, besides charging them Rs 50 per day,” sources told The News.
“He only comes to supervise Friday prayers and on the rest of the days two of his lieutenants conduct prayers,” the sources mentioned.