Islamabad (October 4, 2017): Former chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Zafar Hijazi can not be indicted in the record tempering case even today.
A local court heard l in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills record tempering case against SECP chief Zafar Hijazi.
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As the court was scheduled to indict the accused today, the counsel of the accused urged the court to defer indictment as the matter was pending before Islamabad High Court.
The court then deferred the indictment and adjourned further hearing till October 20, 2017.The Federal Investigation Agency took Hijazi into custody in July, after a report released by a joint investigation team probing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family’s wealth during the Panama Papers case alleged that the former SECP chairman had altered records related to the mills.
A case was registered against Hijazi on the orders of the Supreme Court after the three-member Panama Papers case implementation bench acted on the JIT report.The first information report against the former SECP chairman was registered under Sections 466 (forgery) and 471 (using forged documents as genuine) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), read with Section 5(2)(47) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, at FIA’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU) in Islamabad.