Islamabad IG transfer case: JIT report declares Azam Swati as guilty
ISLAMABAD (News) – The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on Thursday submitted a report in the Supreme Court (SC) declaring Minister for Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati guilty in Islamabad Inspector General (IG) of Police transfer case.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar heard an IG transfer case. During the hearing, the chief justice remarked that such a person should remain minister, asking that the government’s decision of keeping Azam Sawati in his position under Article 62(1)(F).
“We are issuing a notice to Swati to satisfy us under Article 62 (1)(F),” the top judge said. JIT report revealed that Swati misused his powers and the federal minister was accorded special treatment. It added that the police did not initiate the probe from the beginning.
According to the report, affected family member Niaz Hussain told that he entered an agreement on the pressure from ‘jirga’, as a Pashtoon he could not refuse to ‘jirga’. The report further stated that the wife of Azam Swati took new cloths for the affected family and she offered them to bear the education and admission expense of the family’s son.
The report further revealed that the servent of Usman Swati offered the money to the affected family for settlement of the matter but they rejected.
Directing the affected family to not enter an agreement with Swati’s family, the court sought a reply from Swati on JIT’s report by Tuesday.
Further, Justice Nisar added, “We will also have to see how many acres of land Swati has encroached on.” However, the hearing was adjourned till December 4.
Earlier today, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar arrived back in Pakistan after his visit to the United Kingdom to raise funds for the Supreme Court’s Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund.
Justice Nisar went to London on November 20. He went to Birmingham, Manchester and London to raise funds for the Supreme Court’s fund.
During an event, Justice Nisar said that the dam fund had become a first, not just in Pakistan’s history, but in humanity’s. “We need $14 billion to construct the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams,” he mentioned.
He returned via PIA’s flight PK-786 to the Islamabad airport and will hear cases at the Supreme Court as per schedule.