NICL scam SC rejects FIA’s interim report
A three-member bench of the SC headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry heard the NICL scandal case Friday.
During Friday proceedings, Director Legal FIA, Azam Khan presented another interim report which was rejected by the bench after expressing dissatisfaction.
The court asked him why recoveries were not being made in Lahore and who was the in-charge of FIA there. Azam Khan apprised the bench that Waqar Haider was the director FIA in Lahore.
On this, Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry questioned if it was Waqar Hairder who stopped Zafar Qureshi from appearing before the bench on court’s directives.
The CJ said that Waqar Haider was facing contempt of court.
The Chief Justice expressed anger over FIA’s performance and warned the officials to become serious about the case.
‘It seems as if influential people are being protected,’ he remarked.
On Thursday, the court had directed the Director Legal FIA to submit a written reply about the recoveries.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry in his remarks said it was also the duty of the court to recover the embezzled money.
He said Waqar Haider would do nothing, and it was obvious why he would not do any thing.
Justice Jawwad S Khawaja said some influential person was protecting the responsible persons.
Azam Khan told the court that Mohsin Habib Warraich had been blacklisted, and would be arrested.
Secretary Trade told the court that recovery of Rs1 billion had been made in Karachi. The chief justice said it was an old story.