ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi is directed by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday to take back the Rs100 million compensation notice that Kazmi had sent to Federal Minister of Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati over corruption allegations pertaining to the Hajj arrangements.
Prime Minister Gilani telephoned both the ministers and directed them to stop issuing statements and remarking against each other in the media. He further directed Hamid Saeed Kazmi, who is currently in Saudi Arabia, to meet him as soon he arrives in Pakistan and submit a comprehensive report pertaining to the issue.
The pilgrims’ sufferings during Hajj brought bad name to the country. He further said that the government is investigating the allegations,Prime Minister Gilani said.Earlier today, Hamid Saeed Kazmi had sent a compensation notice of Rs 100 million to Azam Khan Swati, over corruption allegations by the latter on Kazmi regarding embezzlement during Hajj operations. The notice described that Swati’s allegations had harmed Kazmi’s reputation.