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Hajj scandal: Joint secretary, ministry of religious affairs arrested

ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested the joint secretary of religious affairs ministry while broadening its probe.

Joint secretary, ministry of religious affairs arrested in Hajj scandalRaja Aftab, the joint secretary had been arrested by FIA officials and transferred to unknown place for further investigations.

Key sources of the FIA told DawnNews that the agency also arrested the former Director General Hajj, Rao Shakeel in the first phase of investigations amid corruption scandal in this year Hajj events.

The probe revealed that Raja Aftabul Islam hired the residential buildings rather than booking hotel rooms for the Hajj pilgrims, the hired buildings were very remote from the Haram (Kaaba) subsequently the Pakistani pilgrims had to suffer by the irresponsible act.

In Mina, the tents provided to the pilgrims, lacked basic utilities as well.

FIA sources also informed DawnNews that the agency will arrest all individuals involved in the Hajj corruption scandal and will submit the final report to the Government and the court.

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