Hajj corruption case: Govt repatriates GB IGP to FIA
09 June, 2012
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) was informed on Friday that the federal government had issued a notification about repatriation of Gilgit-Baltistan Police Inspector General (IGP) to FIA for probing the Hajj scandal of 2010.
Asghar had been tasked to investigate the Hajj arrangements corruption case and is currently serving as Gilgit-Baltistan IGP.
A three-member SC bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, heard the suo motu case on Friday.
Attorney General Irfan Qadir told the bench that the government had issued the notification regarding Hussain Asghar's transfer and he would soon report back to FIA.
The chief justice praised the AG for complying with court's order.
The court later adjourned the case until June 20.
On Tuesday, the SC had given Establishment Division Secretary Khushnood Lashari a deadline of June 8 for handing over the investigation of the case to Hussain Asghar.
The court had also directed Lashari to suspend the notification of Hussain Asghar's appointment as IGP if he did not report back to the FIA within three days.
Lashari had told the court that three names had been proposed to the Gilgit-Baltistan chief minister for their posting as IGP of the province. But, he added, the chief minister was unwilling to release Hussain Asghar citing the poor law and order situation in Gilgit-Baltistan.
The chief justice then remarked that the law and order situation was also bad in other parts of the country. He added the chief minister had no right to stop Hussain Asghar from reporting back to the FIA headquarters.