Hajj scam: CJ slams FIA over inaction

CJ says no action has been taken against those who appointed DG Hajj.


Express March 11, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry slammed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday for inaction in the Hajj corruption case.

The chief justice, who headed the bench, hearing the case, asked why no action had been taken against those who appointed former DG Hajj Rao Shakeel, even though his appointment was illegal.

The court also observed that no action had been taken against Ahmad Faiz, the main accused in the case.

Director FIA Hussain Asghar told the court that former Religious Affairs Minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi had appointed Ahmad Faiz, while FIA's additional director said that the agency was facing difficulties in ascertaining the actual amount embezzled in the Hajj scam.

COMMENTS (11)

Nirmal Jalal | 10 years ago | Reply @Rajesh. I couldn't agree more. We are heading towards judicial dictatorship. The question now is, who will guard the guardians?
Rajesh | 10 years ago | Reply CJ is Holy cow so we got to act upon his Holy Desires, till the time, he proves otherwise due to his personal ambition to grab powers of every organ of State. Isn't he a PCO judge who is prosecuting his Fellow PCO Judges for taking Oath under PCO? Didn't he delay the Proceedings against President Zardari indefinitely in NAB References to please Mush? We got to have strong memories if we to gauge the personalities of Political juglers.
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