LAHORE: An accountability court on Thursday extended judicial remand of Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) former chairman Asif Hashmi, for his alleged involvement in illegal investments and plots allotment cases, till May 15.
The NAB authorities produced Hashmi before Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Azam who extended the judicial remand till May 15 and ordered to produce him again on expiry of the remand term.
Meanwhile, Accountability Court Judge Najamul Hassan also extended the judicial remand of Hashmi in illegal recruitment cases till May 15.
Hashmi served as the ETPB chairman between 2008 and 2013. After completing his tenure, he left for Dubai. He returned to Pakistan on February 10, 2018, and the FIA arrested him from Supreme Court premises after it was revealed that he did not secure bail in some cases against him.
Hashmi is not only wanted by the FIA but also by the NAB in four references regarding illegal investments.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 4th, 2018.