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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Court dissatisfied on Hajj corruption probe

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Thursday expressed dissatisfaction over the FIA probe into Hajj corruption case.

Director General FIA Waseem Ahmed informed the court that an inspector was inquiring into Hajj corruption and Rs 230 million irregularities have been unearthed.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry asked why an inspector entrusted to inquire into such a crucial case.

Former director general Hajj Rao Shakeel informed the court that the residences for Hajj pilgrims were hired upto April 2010 and denied any corrupt practice during the process.

Chief Justice said the corruption allegations are substantial; who did the corruption if the minister and the secretary are innocent?

Federal Minister of Science and Technoloy Azam Swati informed the court that he will produce detailed evidence about corruption before the court on Monday.

The court later adjourned hearing till December 13.

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