Record tampering case: IHC approves Ex-SECP chairman’s plea for hearing

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ISLAMABAD : The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday accepted a plea for hearing filed by Former Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) chairman Zafar Hijazi, seeking quashing of the record tampering case.

Hijazi through his counsel petitioned the high court earlier this month, challenging a special court’s dismissal of his acquittal plea in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills record-tampering case.

He argued in his petition that the special court passed over the evidences presented in his plea and pleaded the IHC to declare the former’s decision null and void.

In his petition, Hijazi also contended that the case was instituted against him on the basis of statements given by four SECP officials who accused him of pressuring them into tampering with the record of the Sharif family’s companies.

Four prosecution witnesses in the case were also SECP officers, but they laid the entire blame at his door, he submitted.

The court is to conduct hearing into the former chairman’s petition on December 20.

Earlier, a special court of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had dismissed an application of the former SECP boss seeking his acquittal in the case.

Orignally published by INP

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