Hajj scam: SC seeks reply on OSD status of Secretary Establishment

Published: July 27, 2011

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhamad Chaudhry has asked the attorney general to present Ahmed’s complete case record in the court tomorrow. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Attorney General of Pakistan has submitted a notification in the Supreme Court regarding  Officer on Special Duty (OSD) status of Secretary Establishment Sohail Ahmed, Express 24/7 reported on Wednesday.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, during the hearing of the Hajj scam case, asked the attorney general to present Ahmed’s complete case record in the court tomorrow.

The chief justice also asked the attorney general to meet with Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and submit a reply as to why the secretary establishment was made an OSD.

The hearing has been adjourned till tomorrow.

Earlier, the chief justice had criticised Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General Tehseen Shah for his non-serious attitude and directed him to follow court orders.

The director general informed the court that reinstatement orders of former investigator, Hussain Asghar, had been issued but he had not reported for duty as yet. He was then asked by the chief justice to submit a report regarding Asghar’s resumption of duty.

(Read: SC orders reinstatement of Hajj probe chief)

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