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Person convicted of corruption,have to pay fine even if they are dead: CJP

03 July, 2019

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa on Tuesday declared that any person who had been convicted of corruption would have to pay the fine “even if they are dead”.

Justice Khosa made these remarks during the hearing of a case pertaining to a sentence awarded to a former government employee who had been found guilty of owning assets beyond known means. He said that an earlier Supreme Court verdict states that anyone guilty of corruption would have to pay the fine, even if they served additional time in prison.

“The extra time served in prison is punishment for not paying the fine,” Justice Khosa explained. “The money [looted through corruption] must be returned even if the person [who is guilty of corruption] is dead,” the chief justice said.

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