Record tempering: FIA registers case against SECP chief on SC orders


Islamabad, July 11 (TNS): A case has been registered against Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Chairman Zafar Hijazi on the directives of Supreme Court of Pakistan for tampering official records.

The special bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, gave the order for registration of FIR after the attorney general informed the court of the result of the FIA’s inquiry.

The criminal case was registered against Hijazi under sections 466 and 471 of Pakistan Penal Code.

Acting on the order of the Supreme Court, FIA on Monday has registered a case against Zafar Hijazi for misconduct. A two-member FIA’s team comprising Tanvir and Farooq Latif has been set up to arrest Hijazi.

The directives were issued after the chairman was found guilty of tampering with the record of Chaudhry Sugar Mills (Pvt) Limited, owned by ruling Sharif family.

Section 466 suggests a seven-year imprisonment and fine for those who forge a legal document, while Section 471 punishes in the same manner for using as genuine a forged document.

TNS obtained a copy of the FIR: