Pakistan: Kazmi handed 16-year jail term in Hajj corruption case

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June 4, 2016
The Express Tribune [Pakistan]    
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"A special court hearing the Hajj corruption case has sentenced former religious affairs minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi to 16 years in prison. His two ministry lieutenants have been also jailed for massive irregularities during Hajj operations between 2009 and 2012. ... According to the charge-sheet, the men were indicted for fraud, cheating, misuse of authority and causing losses to the exchequer and the public at large. The men were also accused of hiring a substandard building on an exorbitant rent for housing the pilgrims in Makkah and receiving kickbacks as well." (06/04/16)  

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