ISLAMABAD – Federal Investigation Agency (FIA has found Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Zafar Hijazi guilty of tampering records of companies owned by the Sharif family.
The inquiry team has also recommended registering a FIR against him.
The team submitted a 28-page inquiry report to the Supreme Court on Saturday, in which it endorsed the stance of the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the offshore assets of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family in connection with the Panamagate case.
The Express Tribune reported via its sources that the FIA investigators found Hijazi guilty of passing illegal orders and pressurising his subordinates to do illegal acts.
The inquiry team also advised the court to register a criminal case against the SECP chairman under sections 466 and 472 of the Pakistan Penal Code read with section 5(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1947.
A three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan on June 19 directed the FIA Director General to launch an inquiry into JIT allegations that the SECP had tampered the record of companies owned by the Sharifs.
The top court later formed a four-member FIA team to look into the matter.
With inputs from Express Tribune