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Housing society scam: Son-in-law of ex-CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry arrested in Dubai

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chauhdry has said that the son-in-law of former chief justice, Iftikhar Chaudhry, has been arrested in Dubai in connection to the housing scheme scandal.

Murtaza Amjad, son-in-law of Iftikhar Chaudhry, has been taken into custody in Dubai in the Eden Housing Scheme case, he told the media.

He said Murtaza was arrested following request of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). He said the housing scheme scandal also had the name of former CJP’s son Arsalan Iftikhar.

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‘We will keep updating people about the case,” he added.

In June this year, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf had demanded the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman to take action against ex-CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry and his family members with regards to the Eden Housing Scheme, which deprived people of their hard-earned money.

In a letter to the NAB chairman,  Fawad Chaudhry, contended that the anti-graft body must take action against Iftikhar Chaudhry, his daughter, son and brother-in-law, concerning the scheme. “The Eden housing is a major scandal in Pakistan’s history,” he claimed. He alleged that Iftikhar Chaudhry and others had caused loss of billions of rupees to the national exchequer and precious financial resources of widows, orphans and employees were looted.

Fawad pointed out that despite the Supreme Court’s clear orders, the NAB was not taking action against Iftikhar Chaudry and others. He said that why NAB was not prepared to initiate action against them to show that the law and the constitution applied to all without discrimination. He cautioned that the in-action on the part of NAB chairman and the anti-graft body would hurt its credibility and leave negative impact on NAB. He urged NAB chairman to immediately take notice of the matter.

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