NICL scam: Inquiry commission for legal action against Rehman Malik, PML-Q chiefs

Malik had influenced case investigation by pressuring FIA team. PML-Q had launched campaign against judiciary.


Web Desk June 08, 2012

LAHORE: The inquiry commission, investigating the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) Rs5.34 billion scam, presented its report on Friday. It implicated former interior minister Rehman Malik and Pakistan Muslim League - Quaid (PML-Q) chief for launching a campaign in favour of Moonis Elahi, the chief accused in the case, Express News reported on Friday.

The commission’s report suggested that legal action be taken against Malik and PML-Q chief Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi.

The commission had compiled a 72-page report after taking into account statements from all the witnesses, and available documentary evidence. It concluded that Malik had used his position to pressurise Zafar Qureshi, who was incharge of the FIA team investigating the NICL scandal.

The report also noted that PML-Q chief was responsible for running a campaign to discredit the judiciary. Hence, action against them, as per contempt of court ought to be taken, the report suggested.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, who was presiding over the case, had taken note of reports in newspapers last July that Qureshi had been pressurised, and was subsequently removed from the team investigating the NICL scam. The chief justice had then formed an inquiry commission in August to investigate the matter.

COMMENTS (7)

Usman Khalid | 10 years ago | Reply

@Asad Malik: totally agree with that SC and CJ should get information on scams before media outlets do but the problem is SC is not a probing agency and that responsibility totally lands on the govt. shoulder which in our case is doing all that...

Saleem | 10 years ago | Reply

The inquiry commission finding is not a surprise. I hope culprits get befitting punishments.

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