RAWALPINDI (August 27, 2012): Former Federal Minister for Religious Affairs, Hamid Saeed Kazmi has been released after he was granted bail by a trial court on Monday.
The court while accepting bail plea for his release issued a robkar and with the direction that he should be acquitted of all charges.
Acting special Judge Central Rawalpindi Ahmad Farooqui conducted hearing of Hamid Saeed Kazmi and accepted his petition for bail with the direction to deposit two surety bonds worth Rs 1,00,000 each.
Having come to know about news of his release, a large number of party workers of Jamat Ahl e Sunnet gathered at the crossroad of New City and expressed their happiness over his release. They unanimously were of the view that they would celebrate the release of their party leader with great enthusiasm and religious fervor.
Kazmi lamented that no allegation of corruption could be proved against him but the court lingered on his case for one year while keeping him behind bars without any reason or justification.
It is worth mentioning that the Supreme Court had ordered the FIA to lodge an FIR against him for being allegedly involved in Hajj corruption case.
Apart from him, other senior officials of Ministry of Hajj including Raja Aftabul Islam and Rao Shakeel had also been arrested in this regard and the court had rejected their petition for bail.