Islamabad: IHC reserves judgment on Kazmi bail plea
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday reserved its judgment on a petition of post arrest bail filed by former Religious Affairs Minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi. Single member bench of IHC comprising Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi resumed hearing of the petition.
Mushtaq Ahmed Khan counsel for the petitioner apprised the court that FIA and former Science and Technology Minister Azam Swati had framed false charges on Hamid Saeed Kazmi and he was having no role in the constitution of hiring committee or in the hiring of accommodations.
He pointed out that the then federal secretary of the ministry was responsible to execute the sanctioned policy. He said that petitioner has wrongly implicated in the case by FIA only to create hype and fake efficiency and despite of a long judicial remand the prosecutor was failed to produce any tangible evidences against Kazmi.
He contended that FIA was also unable to prove the charges regarding his bank balance after thoroughly checking of his accounts. Deputy Attorney General Qazi Rafi ud Din Babar apprised the court that Kazmi was included in the process of investigation being head of the Ministry of Religious Affairs as several officials of the ministry were involved in the scam.
Earlier, Director General FIA, in his report told the court that the secretary Ministry of Religious Affairs could not give any plausible explanation about constitution of the two members hiring committee comprising Shakeel Ahmad Rao former DG Hajj and Aftab ul Islam Raja, Joint Secretary against the 7 member committee as approved in Hajj policy, he maintained.
Learned Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi after conclusion of the arguments has reserved the judgment. It is pertinent to mention here that the bail application of former Federal Minister for Religious Affairs, Hamid Saeed Kazmi was rejected by the Special Judge Central Rawalpindi, Muhammad Farooq Latif on April 14.