Hajj scam: Kazmi granted bail

Published: April 13, 2011
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Former minister for religious affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi is one of the accused in the Hajj Scam. PHOTO: INP

Former minister for religious affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi is one of the accused in the Hajj Scam. PHOTO: INP

A court in Islamabad granted bail to Former Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi in the Hajj scam case on Wednesday.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) presented Kazmi amid tight security to the senior civil judges’ court in Islamabad after a 14-day judicial remand.

Kazmi claimed his innocence and requested that he be released since none of the allegations had been proven.

Earlier, Kazmi had also presented a bail plea before the FIA’s special court in Rawalpindi, which premised on the fact that no allegation had been proven so he should be released on bail.

The bail plea was accepted and a hearing will take place in the special court under FIA on Thursday.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Billoo Bhaya
    Apr 13, 2011 - 3:42PM

    Another guilty one goes free. What a joke FIA has become.Recommend

  • Saeed Kazmi
    Apr 13, 2011 - 3:45PM

    I’m back an it feels good }:D>Recommend

  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    Apr 13, 2011 - 6:09PM

    He is on bail now and very soon you will see him a free man totally absolved of all the so called allegations of corruption. How can a Minister of Zardari camp be corrupt????Recommend

  • nasir
    Apr 13, 2011 - 7:14PM

    he will release dramatically like raimond davisRecommend

  • ehsan
    Apr 13, 2011 - 8:20PM

    Why to give verdicts for personal point scoring against any accused before the court finally decides..
    The basic law is “innocent until proven guilty”.
    Please leave the mentality of military dictators.Recommend

  • Khalid Kamal
    Apr 13, 2011 - 8:41PM

    Look at this Tasbeeh in his hands .. Masha ALLAH.
    I guess the day of judgement is not far.

    Cheers Kazmi SBRecommend

  • yasmeen
    Apr 14, 2011 - 12:35AM

    @Iftikhar-ur-Rehman:

    he was not realeaesd by Zardari, Zafar qureshi appointed by SC could not produced any proof. Zardari got nothing to do with the case, this case is being investigated under SC through Zafar qureshi.
    Recommend

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