Director of Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Maheen Fatima has confessed that the records sought by joint investigation team were tampered on the directions of its Chairman Zafar Hijazi.
In a confession statement to Federal Investigation Agency, SECP Director Maheen revealed that Zafar Hijazi told them to tamper the records.
She also said that the chairman was pressurizing them for changing their statements.
She said, “He was threatening us that he would transfer them to Gilgit and will take action against them if they don’t give statements against JIT.”
The SECP director claimed that the chairman board told them to complain about the investigation team’s aggressive behavior.
She added that Hijazi wanted her to say that JIT officials “made her cry”.
Fatima went on to say that giving statements before the JIT was a “national duty”.
“I cannot be fired from my job if I give my statements,” she said.