Asif Hashmi ETPB ex-chief arrested from Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested on Thursday former chairperson of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), Asif Hashmi, on the orders of Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar over corruption charges.

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Hashmi was arrested from the apex court, where he had appeared for a case related to embezzlement of around Rs1.5 billion in an ETPB deal.

A three-member bench of Supreme Court was dealing with the case that was initiated over the sale of ETPB land worth billions of rupees for peanuts, on which the then-chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry also took suo motu notice.

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