• Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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Pakistan arrests top official for forgery in Sharif graft case

Zafar Hijazi a trusted ally of the prime minister has been accused by investigators of doctoring records for the Sharif’s.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The chairman of Pakistan’s financial regulator was arrested Friday (21), accused of forging documents in a corruption case against prime minister Nawaz Sharif that has gripped the country. Head of the Securities and Exchange Commission Zafar Hijazi was accused by investigators of doctoring the records of a sugar mill owned by the Sharif family. Hijazi, who is seen as a trusted ally of Sharif, had appeared in court on Friday morning for a bail hearing and was arrested during the proceedings. The arrest comes just over a week after the investigating team, tasked by the Supreme Court with probing the graft claims,…

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