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NICL Case hearing Resumed by Supreme Court

Pakistan News / Islamabad News > The Supreme Court was hearing the politically explosive multi-billion National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) corruption case on Thursday.

NICL Case Hearing

During the hearing, the chief justice inquired as to why an appeal was not filed against the acquittal of Moonis Elahi, the main accused in the NICL scam.

Chief Justice Iftikhar moreover questioned why an investigation was not being conducted over the money kept in foreign banks and why that money had not been brought back into the country. The chief justice said that corruption could not be eliminated unless transparent investigations were conducted into such cases.

Chief Justice Iftikhar moreover said that the cash transferred to Amin Faheem’s accounts should also be investigated.

The chief justice said that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had seen a change of director generals six times over different investigations.

He moreover expressed displeasure over the absence of Commerce Secretary Zafar Mahmood from the hearing.

Chief Justice Ifikhar said Mahmood should appear in court tomorrow (Friday) regardless of his current location. The chief justice said that if Mahmood fails to appear in court tomorrow, his arrest orders would be issued.

He moreover said that Mahmood should have gotten a case registered against Faheem and inquired how suspects in the NICL corruption case had been acquitted.

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