Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on today (Friday) has announced verdict in hajj corruption case and direct the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to start action against those who tried to affect the investigation.
A three-member bench of SC headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and comprising Justice Jawwad S Khwaja and Justice Ameer Hani heard a suo motu case regarding the alleged corruption in Hajj arrangements in 2010.
Announcing the verdict in Hajj corruption case on Friday‚ a three member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said the FIA should initiate proceedings against the influential persons including politicians and bureaucrats who are creating hurdles in the investigation of Hajj corruption case.
The apex court stated that excess money was charged from Hajjis during the 2010 arrangements and asked FIA to review the costing surplus and find out whether the pilgrims were reimbursed or not.
The apex court also directed Hajj organizers to refund pilgrims Rs.5000 each.