IHC asks FIA why SECP official not named in case

ISLAMABAD: A two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court on Thursday sought reasons from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as to why Maheen Fatima, a senior official of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), was not named in the case related to tampering with the records of Chaudhry Sugar Mills.

The bench was hearing two petitions filed by Zafar Hijazi, former SECP chairman.

In one petition, he requested the court to quash the FIR filed against him in the record tampering case. His other petition was against the charge-sheet issued to him by FIA’s special court Judge Irum Niazi.

The special court had framed charges against Mr Hijazi in October last year for allegedly tampering with the records of Chaudhry Sugar Mills which is owned by the family of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Mr Hijazi was represented by his counsel, Ahmed Hassan,

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