Hajj corruption case: Hamid Kazmi sentenced to 16 years of prison

ISLAMABAD: Former Religious Affairs minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi has been sentenced to 16-years imprisonment in the Hajj corruption case, Aaj News reported. 

According to the reports, Former Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Aftab Ahmed was handed a 16-year imprisonment sentence while Former DG Hajj Rao Shakeel has been sentenced to 40 -years imprisonment by the court.

The verdict was announced today by Special Judge Central Islamabad Malik Nazir Ahmad during the proceedings of the Hajj corruption case and sentenced 16-years imprisonment to Hamid Saeed Kazmi.

The suspects are accused of being involved in financial embezzlement and corruption with regard to the 2010 Hajj arrangements.

All three suspects were arrested within the court’s limits by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) soon after the court’s verdict.