No one can be allowed to plunder national coffers: CJP

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Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has remarked that “corruption culture was promoted by hampering investigation process in NICL case and we can not allow any one to plunder national wealth.”

The Supreme Court (SC) while rendering decision in NICL mega corruption case Friday ordered for initiation of action immediately against former minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim, NAB chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Nargis Sethi, Suleman Ghani, Ismail Qureshi and others.

Decision was pronounced by a 3-member bench of SC headed by CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

The SC ordered for registration of cases against NAB chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry and federal tax ombudsman for impeding investigation process in this case. Director FIA Lahore Waqar Haider also created hindrances in the to investigation. Investigation of this case will be handed over to NAB besides being charged with making all the recoveries involved in this scam as soon as possible, court further ordered.

The court directed NAB to bring back Amin Qasim Dada, Mohsin Warraich and Khalid Anwar to country immediately.

The decision further said that former secretary establishment Abdul Rauf and Qamar Zaman will be indicted later. Former secretary Khushnood Lashari did not appear in the court despite contempt of court notice.
The court also declared the appointment of former chairman of NICL, Ayyaz Khan Niazi illegal.

It was stated in clear terms in the decision that all the persons who were involved in the case misused their powers. Rs 420 million were recovered during the tenure of former FIA chief Zafar Qureshi and no recovery was made after his retirement. Zafar Qureshi was kept away from the investigation deliberately.

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  1. This Judgement is historical."No one " of course implies his lordship and colleagues. The Bench deserves lot of credit for arriving at this judgement. One should only hope that it is carried out in the spirit that their Lordships would have wished as it coincides with popular aspirations in the people.

  2. Except Nawaz Sharif and his beloved brother, they are indeed are exempted to do whatever they want like money laundering, not paying back billions of loans from the National banks.

    • Nargis Sethi was the Principal Sec of the most corrupt PM YRG and was party to all the wrong appointments and decisions, so was Ismail Qureshi and others like Salman Siddiqui. However Ismail Qureshi, brother in law of NA Speakers Sardar will get away again, that means an exception.

  3. What he really means that no one but only he and his family are allowed to whatever they want to do.

  4. Come on folks, don't get that upset. You have not read anywhere, "there are exceptions to every rule". These exceptions come very handy when dealing with the major culprits. They are always untouchables. I remember (mohterma) BB saying in an interview that she is penniless, she even does not have a bank account. At that time she was in a Mansion in Dubai & her Son was in a prestigious university of UK, honorable husband had a chalet in France. How many of our big shots have foreign currency accounts. Pakistan State Bank should have a record of transferred money.

    • And my fried, you think that these geese transferred the dollars legally for State Bank to have any records? They are the biggest source of money laundering. You think that Nawaz Shareef's Billions of Pounds empire in UK is gained legally?

  5. I have heard this for years. Every one in some seat of power utters this almost as a mantra and yet, Pakistan is robbed blind by every petty crook and big shot politician.

    Fewer words more action please

  6. CJ Mr Iftikhar Ch. has arrived in Lahore today and a three member Bench headed by CJ will hear cases. It just so happens that their is some Walima and marriage ceremony of a colleague too and their lordships will be attending.

  7. Prosecute all of them : Nargis Sethi, Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Suleman Ghani, Ismail Qureshi .

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