ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Friday deferred the indictment of former Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) chairman Zafar Hijazi in a record tampering case once again. During Friday’s hearing, special judge Irum Niazi had to frame charges against Hijazi in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills record tampering case, but the hearing was adjourned until October 27 due to the absence of the prosecutor. The accountability court on October 4 had deferred the indictment of Hijazi in Chaudhry Sugar Mills record tampering case till October 20 due to the absence of the prosecutor.
Special judge Irum Niazi was to hear arguments on framing of charges against Hijazi in the case.
Due to the absence of the government’s counsel, the court had adjourned the matter until October 20.
The accused was provided with the charge-sheet during the last hearing of the case on September 26.
Hijazi, who is out on bail, has been booked in the case in the wake of the Supreme Court’s order in the Panama Papers case for allegedly tampering with financial records of the Sharif family’s company.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) took Hijazi into custody in July, after a report released by the Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) alleged that the former SECP chairman had altered records related to the Chaudhry Sugar Mills.