IHC exonerates Hamid Saeed Kazmi in Hajj corruption case

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Islamabad High Court on Monday acquitted former Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi along with others in the Hajj corruption case.

IHC also exonerated ex-Director General of Hajj Rao Shakeel and Joint Secretary for Religious Affairs Aftab Aslam while accepting appeals against the verdict of special court that was announced after cross-examination of 60 witnesses by prosecution last year.

Judge Malik Nazir Ahmad from a special court sentenced imprisonment toHamid Saeed Kazmi for 16 years, Rao Shakeel for 40 years and Aftab Aslam for 16 years in June 2016.

A total of 35,000 Pakistani pilgrims were allegedly over-charged for housing in Makkah back in 2010 that stirred the Hajj corruption case which costed Kazmi and Azam Swati their federal cabinet seats.

Islamabad High Court on Monday acquitted former Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi along with others in the Hajj corruption case.

IHC also exonerated ex-Director General of Hajj Rao Shakeel and Joint Secretary for Religious Affairs Aftab Aslam while accepting appeals against the verdict of special court that was announced after cross-examination of 60 witnesses by prosecution last year.

Judge Malik Nazir Ahmad from a special court sentenced imprisonment toHamid Saeed Kazmi for 16 years, Rao Shakeel for 40 years and Aftab Aslam for 16 years in June 2016.

A total of 35,000 Pakistani pilgrims were allegedly over-charged for housing in Makkah back in 2010 that stirred the Hajj corruption case which costed Kazmi and Azam Swati their federal cabinet seats.

Islamabad High Court on Monday acquitted former Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi along with others in the Hajj corruption case.

IHC also exonerated ex-Director General of Hajj Rao Shakeel and Joint Secretary for Religious Affairs Aftab Aslam while accepting appeals against the verdict of special court that was announced after cross-examination of 60 witnesses by prosecution last year.

Judge Malik Nazir Ahmad from a special court sentenced imprisonment toHamid Saeed Kazmi for 16 years, Rao Shakeel for 40 years and Aftab Aslam for 16 years in June 2016.

A total of 35,000 Pakistani pilgrims were allegedly over-charged for housing in Makkah back in 2010 that stirred the Hajj corruption case which costed Kazmi and Azam Swati their federal cabinet seats.

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