Three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry conducted the hearing of a fraud case against Khuram Rasool, former media coordinator of the prime minister.
DG FIA Tehseen Anwar Shah was served a notice during last hearing to appear before the court but he was absent.
Rashid A Rizvi, counsel for petitioner Pervez Hassan, maintained the stance that the bank rejected the cheques given by Khurram Rasool. He said according to information, Khurram Rasool was arrested but he was later freed.
The Chief Justice inquired why Nargis Sethi registered complaints against Khurram Rasool?
Rasheed A Rizvi told the court that Nargis Sethi at that time was principal secretary of Prime Minister and Khurram Rasool was media coordinator of the PM.
The SC ruled that two former director generals of FIA Waseem Ahmad and Malik Iqbal and Principal Secretary of the Prime Minister Khushnood Lashari were involved in dely of Khurram Rasool’s arrest.
The court ruled that these three officers should be arrested or any other legal action should be taken against these three officers.
The Supreme Court ordered to present the report of action against Waseem Ahmad, Malik Iqbal and Khushnood Lashari and adjourned the hearing till Tuesday.
ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) headed by Chief Justice (CJ) Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry resumed the hearing of Khurram Rasool fraud case on Wednesday, Geo News reported.
Khurram Rasool is the former media adviser to prime minister and an accused in a Rs630 million fraud case.
During today’s proceedings, the CJ remarked that if the allegations were proved right, then it would be the biggest crisis of the country as the prime minister and his secretaries were named in the case.
The CJ also questioned that how Nargis Sethi got the details of Khurram Rasool’s alleged fraud.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry said that DG FIA was explicitly violating the court’s orders. He ordered to record the statements of the petitioner and Secretary Cabinet Division Nargis Sethi today by 1 pm.
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