Supreme Court Directs Managing Director National Police Foundation
Islamabad: A three member bench headed by the Honourable Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Chief Justice of Pakistan and comprising other Honourable members namely Mr. Justice Tariq Parvez and Mr. Justice Amir Hani Muslim heard the Suo Motu Case No. 11 of 2011 (Suo Motu action regarding allotment of plots of National Police Foundation by Mr. Anjum Aqeel, MNA to his nominees without any formal agreements).
The senior lawyers, Government Officers appeared in this case today and the bench passed the following order:-
“Capt. (R) Zafar Ahmed Qureshi, Managing Director, National Police Foundation has appeared and stated that he has conducted a preliminary inquiry, pointing out the illegalities/irregularities in the affairs of purchase of land in National Police Foundation and on the basis of the same he is approaching the Secretary, Ministry of Interior to convene a meeting of the Committee of Administration, to ensure that matter should be dealt with strictly in accordance with law, without causing any prejudice to either of the parties. However, he requests that in order to do the needful, he needs some time.
2. It is made clear that no one is above the law, whosoever he may be. If there is any violation of rules/regulations or illegalities/irregularities or there is any element of corruption or corrupt practices, in purchase of land by the persons who were at the relevant time in the helm of affairs, the law shall take its own course against them.
3. One Mst. Farhat Iftikhar (a widow) has appeared and stated that she is running from pillar to post for so many years for redressal of her grievance but despite depositing the amount/price of the plot, so far she has not been handed over the possession of the same. Mr. Zafar Ahmed Qureshi, MD NPF states that there were such like 53 cases and with the efforts the claims have been satisfied or in the process of decision. However, the claim of Mrs. Farhat Iftikhar shall also be examined and if she is entitled to a plot, as it is evident from the document shown in Court, she would also be accommodated. He has further pointed out that instead of distributing the plots to the police force personnel, the high-ups in an arbitrary manner, illegally got allotted the plots in their own names, that too more than their entitlement. According to him even in some of the cases, the number ranges from 10 plots and more to each person therefore, action is also required to be taken against such officers/high-ups. He is directed to place on file the list of such officers for our perusal and their cases should also be discussed in the proposed meeting of Committee of Administration, being convened by him with the Secretary Interior. He is further directed that he shall convene this meeting before the next date of hearing with a view to save the NPF from the huge losses, allegedly cause das per report.
4. Mr. Hamid Khan, learned Sr. ASC has appeared and stated that he has filed Caveat on behalf of some of the ex-officials of the NPF. Similarly, Mr. Faisal Naqvi, ASC has appeared on behalf of Mr. Makhdoom Ali Khan, Sr. ASC and requests that sometime be granted to him to file Caveat/counter affidavits against the allegations on behalf of Mr. Anjum Aqeel Khan, MNA. He may do so in the meantime.
Adjourned to a date in office after one month.
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