SC hears Railways corruption case

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday sought detailed reply from the chairman Pakistan Railways regarding the alleged corruption in the procurement of engines.

A four-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary, heard the suo moto case against the alleged corruption in Pakistan Railways.

Raja Shahid, Chairman Pakistan Railways, told the court the corruption amounting to Rs. 40 billion was impossible in the deal of Rs. 55 billion, upon which the CJ said the media reports were published after enough research into the matter.

The court said the chairman should identify and bring forth those involved massive corruption.

The corruption of Rs 40 billion was not something ordinary, the court noted, saying a fact-finding commission would be constituted to probe into the mass irregularities in the public institution.

Seeking a detail reply from the chairman, the SC, later, adjourned the hearing for two weeks.