MULTAN: The people who have been a victim of fraud committed by MR Securities and other brokerage houses have formed an action committee to help the regulator recover their investments worth more than Rs5 billion and have started gathering information about the victims.

Talking to media on Friday, Committee Convener Zafar Iqbal Siddiqui insisted that the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) should use the full force of law against the stockbrokers who have fled with cash and securities of their clients.

The investors reacted following the sudden closure of business in Multan and other cities by Lahore-based stockbroker Mazhar Rafiq, the owner of MR Securities.

The owner of MR Securities disappeared several days ago with cash and shares worth millions of rupees of the investors.