LAHORE: An accountability court on Wednesday delayed the indictment of Asif Hashmi, the former chairman of Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) and other accused in illegal recruitment case till August 10.
Accountability Court-IV Judge Jawwadul Hassan deferred the indictment of Asif Hashmi and nine others due to the absence of some accused. Hashmi was produced by the NAB authorities in the court earlier.
The NAB had filed references against Asif Hashmi and others for illegally recruiting employees in ETPB in violation of rules and regulations.
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 Supreme Court premises after it was revealed that he did not secure bail in some cases against him.
Hashmi is wanted by both the FIA and NAB in different cases with regard to land deals, illegal recruitment, among others.