Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Hamid Saeed Kazmi on Monday admitted before the Supreme Court that though the corruption had been done this year (2010), yet it was comparatively less than the volume of corruption done previous years.
A six-member bench of the apex court comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Justice Raja Fayyaz, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday was hearing suo moto of the irregularities in Haj arrangements.
He has also taken suo motu on the complaints of three MNAs, two senators, a letter written by Prince Bandar Bin Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz-Al-Saud and applications received by Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday from different Hajis who suffered at the hands of the Pakistani authorities during Haj.
A visibly tense Kazmi throughout the proceedings came to the rostrum and requested the chief justice that he should be allowed to say a few words when it was about to close. He said, “It’s blame on me that I am involved in Haj corruption, but no one has provided evidence of it.” The chief justice asked him to give his statement in black and white.


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