Friday, 29 June 2012 21:29
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday sought progress report from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over Hussain Asghar's reluctance to join investigation into the Hajj arrangements corruption case.
The three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain took up the issue of repatriation of Hussain Asghar to the FIA as investigation officer in the Hajj scam.
The Joint Secretary of Establishment Division apprised the court that Hussain Asghar was informed about the court's orders and warned that an inquiry would be conducted against him if he refused.
He also admitted that the officer had violated judicial orders. He further said that a summary regarding departmental action to be taken against Hussain Asghar was sent for the consideration of the Prime Minister on June 27.
It was requested in the summary that an officer might be appointed for conducing an inquiry against Asghar, for not complying the government orders as well.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry remarked that the absence of Hussain Asghar had been affecting the case.
He observed that Ashgar was creating problems for himself by not complying withthe court orders. The bench later sought a report over the issue from the FIA Director General.
The case was adjourned till July 3.
Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012