SECP denies conducting any probe against Sharif family: JIT in SC

Dunya News

Wajid Zia, JIT head had written to the top court about difficulties in the probe last week

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has denied conducting any inquiry against Sharif family in what comes as a revelation on Tuesday contrary to the popular belief.

Details of the complaints filed by a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) presided over by Additional Director General (DG) of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), in the apex court on Saturday have surfaced.

Wajid Zia, FIA Additional DG had written to the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) last week about the difficulties being faced by the JIT in probing the first family of Pakistan over corruption allegations.

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The top court heard the petitioner on June 12 and details of the complaints made to the SCP have come to light.

Reportedly, Zia has asserted that investigation record of Chaudhry Sugar Mills was tampered with and that social media handles of Bilal Rasool, Executive Director of SECP were hacked by Intelligence Bureau (IB).

FIA executive further told the court that JIT’s covert communication with institutions is fed to the media while members of the probe committee receive threats.

According to the petition of the JIT head, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) served notice to Irfan Naeem Mangi to pressure him in the probe while personnel of IB circled residence of Bilal Rasool on May 24 and threatened his helper.

Record of the inquiry into Chaudhry Sugar Mills was tampered with on orders of the SECP Chairman.

On the other hand, Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif is to appear before the JIT on June 15, a notification for which came to light on Sunday but was issued on June 8.