ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to avoid harassing anyone on the pretext of investigation.
The court also directed the agency to submit a comprehensive report regarding the estimated corruption made in the sale and purchase of Employees Old-age Benefit Institution’s (EOBI) land.
The directives were issued by the three-member bench comprising Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain during the hearing of a suo-motu case regarding the multi-billion scam in the EOBI.
During the course of proceedings, counsel for the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Irfan Qadir pleaded for unfreezing the bank accounts of DHA.
The court asked the DHA’s counsel to show transactions of Rs 139.50 million, which were demanded by it during the previous hearing.
Irfan Qadir appraised the court that the DHA had already been submitting its weekly financial report to the Registrar Office.
However, the bench reiterated for presenting the required statement of transactions.
Tariq Mehmood Advocate, counsel for Eden Homes, apprised the court that his client had deposited Rs 976 million to the Registrar’s Office, but the EOBI did not hand over the possession of the confiscated property.
The bench asked EOBI’s counsel Ahmer Bilal Soofi to clear the position that whether the EOBI required money or the land and submit a reply on the next date of hearing after consulting with the Board of Trustees.
The court, later, adjourned the hearing of the case till September 17.