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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday reserved its judgment on a petition of Zafar Hijazi, a former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), who sought acquittal in a case about tampering of records pertaining to companies of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family.

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani reserved the verdict on Hijazi’s petition in the said case and another plea against the order of a special judge for initiating trial proceedings against the petitioner.

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The petitioner sought quashing of an FIR against him in the case pertaining to tampering of records of the Sharif family’s companies on the grounds that some SECP officials — namely, Maheen Fatima, Tariq Ahmed, Ali Azeem, Tahir Mahmood and Abid Hussain — were involved in wrongdoing and had falsely blamed him to save their skin.

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