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FIA records statement of Haj operators

FIA records statement of Haj operators

ISLAMABAD – A Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team has started recording statements of private tour operators to investigate the statement of Umer Sherazi, ambassador of Pakistan in Saudi Arabia, that former Religious Affairs Minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi had received Rs 10,000 from every tour operator for each pilgrim.
The FIA team will investigate the documents and record the statements of owners of 630 tour operating companies across the country. “A total of 630 tour operators

FIA DG’s statement recorded in forex scam case

KARACHI – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) director general (DG) Waseem Ahmed appeared before Justice Sajjad Ali Shah of the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday to record his statement on the acquittal of the accused in the Khanani and Kalia money laundering case.
The FIA DG was directed on March 9 to appear the judge and bring all evidence and record to back his statement before a senate committee and the media following the acquittal of eight men in the famous foreign

Moonis records statement in NICL case

LAHORE – Moonis Elahi, son of former Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, visited the Federal Investigation Agency’s office in Lahore on Friday to record his statements in the National Insurance Company Limited scam.
However, the FIA officials refused to record Moonis’ statement and asked him to appear before the six-member investigation team tomorrow (Saturday) after 3pm as FIA Additional Director General Zafar Qureshi, heading the investigation team, was not in

Theatre artists to respond to Malik’s statement today

LAHORE – Members of the Ajoka Theatre, led by Madeeha Gauhar, along with Usman Peerzada from the Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop and Samina Ahmed from Samina Ahmed Productions will be holding a press conference at the Lahore Press Club on February 25 at 6 pm on Friday.
The conference will be held in response to the statement of the Interior Minister Rahman Malik in which he said that all artists will require an NOC prior to leaving the country. The statement came after prominent

Statement on Benazir’s murder – Musharraf conveys ‘conditional’ willingness

ISLAMABAD – Former president Pervez Musharraf has conveyed his conditional willingness to record his statement with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in the Benazir Bhutto murder case. A source privy to the development told Pakistan Today that FIA Director General Waseem Ahmed had been informed that the former dictator was ready to cooperate only if he was treated as a witness, rather than an accused in the Benazir murder case.
“The FIA director general had contacted me on

‘Musharraf not to record statement before FIA’

ISLAMABAD – Former president Pervez Mushrraf’s lawyer on Wednesday denied media reports that Musharraf would record his statement with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) after the agency declared him an absconder in the Benazir Bhutto murder case.
Talking to Pakistan Today Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif denied Mushrraf would record his statement, saying no decision had been taken in this regard so far. According to a private TV channel, lawyers of the former president said on

Volumes plunge on eve of SBP monetary statement

KARACHI – Pakistani shares ended almost flat as volume fell to a one month low as cautious investors remained on the sidelines ahead of the monetary policy announcement on Saturday by the State Bank of Pakistan. The Karachi Stock Exchange’s benchmark 100-share index ended 0.04 percent, or 4.44 points, higher at 12,481.44 points.
Turnover fell to 87.9 million shares, compared with 112.3 million shares traded on Thursday.
“Despite healthy corporate results in the energy

Coach Waqar ‘regrets’ statement on captaincy

LAHORE – Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis has expressed ‘regrets’ over his comments on the World Cup captaincy issue that he recently made on a television channel. The former Test captain’s comments did not go down well with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and it issued a notice to Waqar to explain his remarks.
“Yes, Waqar has submitted a reply to the notice that the board had sent him. And Waqar has said that he would be careful in future while giving statements,” an

PCB seeks explanation from Waqar over media statement

LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board has issued a notice to the national team coach Waqar Younis for giving a media statement regarding the announcement of captain for the World Cup. The former pacer had expressed surprise over PCB’s decision to withhold the name of the captain for the World Cup starting next month. A PCB official said that the board had taken notice of Waqar’s statement regarding the captaincy issue.
“We have asked him to explain his comments on the captaincy

Protest held against Pope’s statement on blasphemy laws

LAHORE – The Tehreek-e-Hurmat-e-Rasool organised a rally at the Nasir Bagh on Sunday to protest against statements of Pope Benedict XVI calling for repeal of the blasphemy laws. The protest began its journey from the Nasir Bagh at 11:30am and concluded at the Punjab Assembly (PA).
Protesters were holding banners and placards and chanted slogans against the Pope’s statements. People from all over Punjab joined the protest on motorcycles, cars, buses and foot while members of the

Religious parties protest against Pope’s statement

LAHORE – Various religious parties on Friday held protests against statement of Pope Benedict XVI in which he called for repeal of blasphemy laws. Resolutions against the pontiff and federal government were also passed on the occasion. Clerics, in their Friday prayer sermons, termed the statements as unwise and instigating. The Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat Mahaz (TNRM) and the Sunni Ittehad Council arranged a rally outside the Lahore Press Club. Protesters blocked the road and chanted

Waqar confirms giving statement to ICC tribunal

LAHORE – Pakistan coach Waqar Younis gave evidence to the independent anti-corruption tribunal hearing in Doha, Qatar.
Three leading players, former Test captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif are expected to learn their fate overnight (NZT) following the conclusion of a six-day hearing.
The trio, all frontline players, have been charged with offences relating to alleged activity surrounding the Test against England at Lord’s in August. A British Sunday

FIA team records Malik’s statement in Haj scam

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team probing the Haj scam has recorded Interior Minister Rehman Malik’s statement regarding the removal of former Haj director general (DG) Rao Shakeel’s name from the exit-control list (ECL).
FIA DG Waseem Ahmad said the FIA team had recorded Malik’s statement of Rehman Malik during which the minister explained his position on the removal of Shakeel’s name from the ECL.
“Rehman Malik directed the interior secretary to

Joint statement – Germany to assist Pakistan in economy, trade sectors

ISLAMABAD – Germany and Pakistan have agreed to enhance cooperation in economic, trade and investment fields and to initiate a strategic dialogue to boost bilateral ties, said a joint statement issued here by the foreign office on Monday.
These developments were result of Germany’s Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle’s visit to Pakistan on January 8th and 9th.
Westerwelle held meetings with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Prime Minister Yusuf

‘PM has not given statement about next year’s Haj operation’

ISLAMABAD – The prime minister has not given any statement that the Haj operation would be conducted by the Foreign Affairs Ministry from next year, Federal Labour and Manpower Minister Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah told the National Assembly (NA) on Friday. “The PM has not given any statement that the Haj operation will be conducted by the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the foreign minister himself said that the Foreign Office cannot take the responsibility,” Khurshaid said while speaking

Latif shocked at Ijaz Butt’s statement on cricket facilities in China

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has challenged the claim of PCB chairman Ijaz Butt that China didn’t have enough cricket facilities to host international matches or the Asia Cup in 2012.
In a statement on Thursday, Rashid said he was surprised to read Butt’s statement after his return from Bangladesh where he attended the Asian Cricket Council meeting that awarded the Asia Cup to Bangladesh.
Rashid categorically said that the facilities at the cricket stadium in

Haj scam – Swati accuses Kazmi in written statement to FIA

ISLAMABAD: Science and Technology Minister Mohammad Azam Khan Swati on Monday submitted a written statement to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in reference to the Haj corruption case, in which he has accused the minister for Religious Affairs of being involved in the scam. Swati submitted his statement to FIA Director General (DG) Waseem Ahmad, in which he quoted the Religious Affairs secretary as saying that Religious Affairs Minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi was involved in the Hajj