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NAB recovers documents of 111 kanal land owned by Shafqat Cheema

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ISLAMABAD: Officials of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Tuesday recovered documents showing arrested director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shafqat Ali Cheema’s ownership of lands in Gujranwala, ARY News reported.

Sources said that Shafqat Cheema, during investigation, told about his ownership of lands in Gujranwala. At which, a NAB team once again raided his workplace at the Foreign Office (FO) today and recovered the documents.

The arrested director owns 111 kanal of land in Gujranwala, showed documents. These documents were recovered from a friend of Cheema.

Two travel agents are also likely to be apprehended by the NAB in connection to the case.

On May 17, NAB officials rounded up Shafqat Ali Cheema, director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during a raid at his office. The anti-graft body said the inquiry against Cheema was initiated upon the request of the ministry.

Cheema misused his powers and made assets worth more than his income, said NAB sources at the time of his arrest. He was in-charge of desk that oversees affairs relating to Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. NAB has also recovered Rs 50 million from his account.

Subsequent investigations revealed that the accused had also issued Pakistani passports to several foreign nationals.

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