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Amin Fahim, his wife, son are involved in NICL scam: SC told

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has expressed resentment over ill performance of FIA in NICL case saying the entire investigation team will be sent to jail if accused persons are not arrested till the next hearing. As per media reports, a 6-member SC bench presided over by the CJP took up the case for hearing Wednesday.

Director FIA Muazzam Jaah told the court that federal minister Amin Fahim, his wife and son were also involved in this scandal. Amin Fahim was holding one account in Karachi and his wife Rizwana and Jalil Amin Fahim were holding 4 accounts in a bank at Karachi. A sum of Rs 41 million have been transferred by one Akbar Butt accused in the case. This deal was struck with an accused and former DG Sindh welfare fund Zafar Saleem who was relative of Akbar Butt. Akbar Butt adjusted the amount which was transferred to bank account against the repayment of loan acquired by Makhdoom Amin Fahim.

Moazzam told Rs 300 million were transferred to the bank account of wife of Zafar Saleem. From his account Rs 80 million each were transferred to the accounts of Iqbal and Asim Warsi. Zafar Salim who was accused in this case was killed in Air Blue crash incident.

CJP while severely reprimanding DG FIA said if the situation was like this then as to why the culprits had not been arrested so far. “We know it FIA is not arresting influential. FIA should know no corruption would be made on corruption. In this connection one minister has gone to jail and the second has been sacked”, he remarked.

CJP further observed “FIA wanted to escape by shifting all the burden was being shifted onto a dead person. Investigations made by FIA are unsatisfactory. Court is fed up with this procedure. The whole investigation team will be arrested if the accused persons are not arrested till the next hearing and it will have to go to jail. CJP remarked “ Law is equal for all and no one is above law. If some one is above law then the court be informed”.

During the course of hearing DG FIA told the court Amin Fahim had shown his ignorance from the matter when he was contacted. On the other hand Ali Hassan manager to Amin Fahim had admitted amount had been transferred to 4 accounts of Amin Fahim and his family members. Son of Amin Fahim had also confirmed the reports about transferring of money saying that he did not know when and where this amount was transferred.

“It is matter of wonder that such a huge amount is transferred to some one account and it is not known to him ”, CJP observed. Expressing his displeasure over director FIA CJP said due to his kindness every one was being acquitted. Justice Tariq Parvez said “ those from whom illegal money was being recovered were being made witnesses rather than accused.-Online

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