SECP: Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan Files Criminal Case Against Bank Employee Over Fraud Worth Millions


In another prominent instance of complex salaried wrongdoing in the share trading system, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has documented a criminal grievance of insider exchanging and extortion against a previous worker of one of the biggest banks in Pakistan.

The charged, Khalid Iqbal, was a senior worker at the bank, filling in as the leader of the its capital market operations. He had unhindered access to the data with respect to speculation choices of the bank and furthermore had the expert to settle on these choices. That is, he was an insider and had the data as characterized in the 2015 Securities Act.

Damaging the securities law and in addition his boss’ speculation approach, the rebel representative manhandled his power and occupied with exchanging of certain illiquid offers recorded on the Pakistan Stock Exchange. He purchased extensive amounts of these shares at unjustified costs utilizing the cash of the bank. He executed this exchanging movement with his Dubai-based accessory and together they made a large number of rupees in ill-conceived picks up at the cost of the bank.

The bank endured a significant misfortune on account of this maverick representative and led an interior request against him. It likewise augmented full collaboration with the SECP in examining this case. It is expressed that he is no longer with the bank. Notwithstanding, examination is going ahead to catch a greater amount of his accessories.

Remarking looking into it, Zafar Hijazi, the SECP administrator, said that

“Clerical crooks in money markets surmise that their wrongdoing is excessively refined, making it impossible to be gotten, yet this case is an impactful update that the securities’ controller is on their trail. The SECP has been putting resources into its ability to handle securities exchange control and there are all the more such prominent criminal cases in the pipeline.”


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