The Supreme Court on Friday sought a progress report on the Hajj scam investigations from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard the Hajj corruption case.
A joint secretary of the establishment division told the court that Hussain Asghar had been informed about the court orders and an inquiry will be led against him if he does not follow them. The joint secretary added that Asghar had violated the court’s orders.
He told the bench that a summary regarding departmental action to be taken against Asghar was forwarded to the prime minister on June 27. The PM was also requested to appoint an officer to initiate inquiry against Asghar for non-compliance of government orders. The SC directed the government on Wednesday to suspend Asghar from his current post and block his salary after learning that the police chief failed to report back to the FIA as an investigator in the Hajj scam.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 30th, 2012.
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