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Manhunt in UAE: Zubair Yousaf on the Run After Assaulting Wife

UAE authorities are seeking British Pakistani Zubair Yousaf after his wife Gulraz Anjam accused him of assault leading to miscarriage and detailed his extensive criminal history including fraud, ties to terrorism, and violence.

he United Arab Emirates (UAE) is currently searching for British Pakistani national Zubair Yousaf following a complaint from his wife, Gulraz Anjam. She reported to the police that Mr. Yousaf assaulted her severely at a Dubai flat, causing her to faint and resulting in the miscarriage of their unborn child.

Incident Details

According to the UAE police, the complaint was filed by Gulraz Anjam, one of Zubair Yousaf’s multiple wives, who is also a British national. The complaint states that Zubair Yousaf assaulted Gulraz in April 2024 when she questioned him about his relationships with another woman and the lack of financial support. The assault reportedly lasted nearly 30 minutes, during which Mr. Yousaf strangled her, dragged her on the floor, and forced her to drink dirty water. Gulraz claims, “I lost our unborn child aged 5 months as a result of the assault. My husband Zubair Yousaf assaulted me with the intention to abort our baby.” She has asked the Dubai police to arrest and prosecute him according to local laws.

Gulraz Anjam has provided a detailed account of her husband’s criminal past, stating that Zubair Yousaf’s history is marked by severe criminal activities, including ties with extremist terrorist groups and the criminal underworld. She claims, “Zubair Yousaf engaged in various fraudulent schemes, including using fake IDs to secure bank loans and purchase properties in the UK. For example, in 2002/2003, he acquired the Pack Horse Pub for £125,000 in his sister’s name, Afsheen Irfan, who was seeking asylum at the time. Zubair obtained this money through fraudulent means, including using fake IDs and securing bank loans for several properties.”

Criminal History and Terrorist Connections

Between 2005 and 2007, Zubair Yousaf allegedly transferred freehold properties of landlords to fake IDs, resulting in approximately £7 million in fraud. These fraudulent activities led to police investigations and registered cases. UK records indicate that in 2004/2005, he was arrested over a complaint from his then partner, Fahdia, accusing him of rape and assault in the presence of her daughters. Fahdia, previously married to a leading banker from Pakistan, fled with Zubair Yousaf to the UK, abandoning her banker husband. The rape allegations were later withdrawn, and Mr. Yousaf was released.

Soon after, Zubair Yousaf fled to Pakistan due to massive banking frauds. According to Gulraz Anjam, he took around £6 million obtained from banks through fraudulent means as bridging loans against properties acquired through dubious methods. She shared with the Dubai police that “He was involved in money-laundering, banking fraud, forgery, violence, mortgage fraud, and manipulation of the then lax banking system of the UK. He literally stole millions from UK banks.

Mr. Yousaf stayed in Pakistan for nine years, avoiding UK investigations, and took advantage of the statute of limitations on civil suits. Upon returning to the UK in 2015, he set up several companies and continued fraudulent activities, including VAT frauds and loan scams, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gulraz Anjam has shared evidence with UAE authorities that Zubair Yousaf is under investigation by Manchester City Council for falsely claiming business rates relief and by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for VAT fraud. He left the UK three years ago to avoid ongoing investigations.

Gulraz Anjam also stated that during his stay in Pakistan, Zubair Yousaf developed connections with terrorist organizations like Daesh and Taliban militants, raising funds for them. He became so involved with extremist groups that a Pakistani intelligence agency took him into custody for questioning.

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Mr. Yousaf’s criminal activities extended beyond the UK. In 2022/2023, he was involved in property fraud in Pakistan, including murder plots and falsified documents. Numerous cases have been filed against him by the Pakistani government, as documented in FIRs.

Gulraz Anjam has provided the Dubai police with a full file on Zubair Yousaf, showing around a dozen cases of money laundering, fraud, intimidation, murder plots, and forced occupation of properties registered against him. These cases are registered in Rawalpindi, Murree, Islamabad, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Sohbatpur, and Sanghar under various references. Police in Rawalpindi and Islamabad have confirmed that Mr. Yousaf is on their wanted list. A police officer in Rawalpindi stated, “He has fled to the UAE after we tried to arrest him. He is involved in serious crimes like murder conspiracies, violent attacks, banking fraud, money laundering, and terrorism-related activities.”

History of Marriages and Call for Justice

In her complaint, Gulraz Anjam appeals for swift action to apprehend Mr. Yousaf to prevent further harm. She asserts, “As a victim of Zubair Yousaf’s deceit and manipulation, I urge authorities to take swift action to apprehend him and prevent further harm to innocent individuals. I possess ample evidence, including police reports from the UK, UAE, and Pakistan, documenting his criminal activities. It is imperative that justice is served and measures are taken to ensure the safety of others. I have all the evidence and I just want to make sure no one else gets harmed like I was. Zubair Yousaf has scarred me for life. He has ruined my life and the lives of many other innocent women. It’s now the mission of my life to save others from this cruel man and his manipulations.”

According to Gulraz Anjam, Zubair Yousaf has a history of marrying multiple women. Records indicate he has married around eight women and fathered between 10-12 children. He has abandoned most of his wives but maintains marital relations with three at this time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This article was received directly from the reporter.