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Court rejects ex-SECP chief’s plea for acquittal in record tampering case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday dismissed a petition of former Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) chairman Zafar Hijazi seeking to quash a case related to tampering with the record of the Sharif family’s Chaudhry Sugar Mills. A single bench comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani rejected the petition and directed a court trying Hijazi in the case to continue with the trial proceedings. Earlier, special court Judge Iram Niazi had rejected his plea for acquittal in the case.  She…

Record tampering: ex-SECP chairman sent to Adiala Jail

ISLAMABAD: Erstwhile Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) chairman Zafar Hijazi was sent to Adiala Jail on 14-day judicial remand in a case pertaining to altering the record of the Sharif family’s companies, ARY News reported. FIA officials produced Hijazi before the court after expiry of his three-day physical remand. The court remanded him in judicial custody for fourteen days and directed Adiala jail authorities to produce him on next hearing. On July 26, the court had extended his physical remand…

FIA arrests SECP chairman after court denies bail extension

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday arrested Chairman Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Zafar Hijazi after Special Judge Central Tahir Mehmood refused his plea for bail extension in a case pertaining to record tampering of Sharif family’s companies. He was arrested outside a special court here after the court declined to extend his bail period. Hijazi appeared before Islamabad special court to extend his pre-arrest bail. Hijazi’s counsel, while presenting arguments,…