Ex-chairman ETPB Indicted In Two Cases

Ex-chairman ETPB indicted in two cases

The special judge central on Wednesday indicted Asif Hashmi, former chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), in two cases of embezzlement and illegal award of tenders for construction of 21 houses/building at DHA Lahore.

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Sep, 2018 ) :The special judge central on Wednesday indicted Asif Hashmi, former chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), in two cases of embezzlement and illegal award of tenders for construction of 21 houses/building at DHA Lahore.

Earlier, accused Asif Hashmi was produced before Central Judge Special Muhammad Rafique who indicted him in the cases. However, Asif Hashmi pleaded not guilty and contended to contest the charges.

At this, the court adjourning the matter till Sept 14, directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for presenting witnesses for recording their statements on the next date of hearing.

The FIA had submitted challan (charge-sheet) against Hashmi in the cases.

The agency alleged that former chairman misused his authority and illegally awarded contract for construction of 21 houses/building at DHA Lahore besides embezzlement.

It is pertinent to mention here that Hashmi served as the ETPB chairperson between 2008 and 2013. After completing his tenure, he left for Dubai.

Hashmi returned to Pakistan On February 10, 2018, and the FIA arrested him from the Supreme Court premises after it was revealed that he did not secure bail in some cases against him.

Hashmi is wanted by both FIA and National Accountability Bureau in different cases with regard to land deals, illegal recruitment, etc.

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