Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Action will be taken if Hussain Asghar is not transferred: CJ

ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry heard the Hajj corruption case Tuesday. The Chief Justice said that if Asghar was not transferred back to the FIA then action would be taken against those responsible, Geo News reported. 

During the proceedings, the government once again excused itself from restoring IG Gilgit-Balitistan, Hussain Asghar to the FIA.

Interior Secretary presented a report to the court which stated that Hussain Asghar could not be transferred due to the security situation in Gilgit-Baltistan.

It is worth mentioning here that the law and order situation in Gilgit Baltistan has been intensified since the rulings of Supreme Court regarding the transfer of Hussain Asgher, IG Gilgit Baltistan. Last week two persons were killed and five others injured in Hunza when police opened fire on a protest rally of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) of Ataabad lake. Two days back, some four hundred armed men were forced to breake into Gojal to terrorize the peacefull locals of the village of Hussaini. During the same week, a story of rape case in Skurdu surfaced in the local media and dramatically prominent journalists have been arrested which compelled the media comminity to protest in Gilgit and Skurdu cities.  

The situation appeared to be dissemblance to justify the denial to Supreme court's rulings in which Hussain Asghar was ordered to take his previous charge at FIA to complete the curruption investigation against Moonis Illahi, son of senior federal minister Pervaiz Illahi. Chief Minister GB Mehdi Shah had denied to release Hussain Asghar pretending law and order situation in Gilgit Baltistan.

Manzoor Hussain, member of Legislative Assembly has termed the situation a conpiracy hatched by CM Mehdi Shah and demanded Supreme Court to take Suo Moto notice of the murder of innocent poeple in Hunza and law and order situation in other parts of region on the behest of the Chief Minister. Monitoring Desk

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