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After Ashiana Housing scam, another reference filed against Ahad Cheema

LAHORE: Former Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general Ahad Cheema has been accused in another reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for possessing disproportionate assets than his known means of income. According to the anti-graft watchdog, the suspect had made property worth billions of rupees in the name of his family members. The specifics of properties owned by Cheema and his family members, as per the Bureau, are: ownership of over 300 kanals of agriculture land in Hafizabad,…

Contractors transferred Rs 30mn to Waqar Hasan’s account: NAB prosecutor

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) prosecutor revealed before an accountability court that the company which was given Ashiana Housing scheme contract transferred Rs 30 million into the account of Fawad Hasan Fawad's brother Waqar Hasan. An accountability court of Lahore, during the hearing of Ashiana Housing Scheme scandal, was apprised by the NAB prosecutor that Kamran Kiyani made transactions into the account of Waqar Hasan after the finalization of contract's bidding process. The Bureau's prosecutor…

Ashiana Housing scandal: Accused sent on judicial remand again

LAHORE: An accountability court of Lahore sent Ahad Cheema and Shahid Shafique, accused in Ashiana Housing scheme scam, on a judicial remand for eight days. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) presented the two accused before the court in the case pertaining to the financial irregularities in Ashiana Housing scheme. According to NAB officials, Ahad Cheema, as director general of Land and Development Authority (LDA), gave the contract of Ashiana Housing Scheme to a company in Rs14 billion whereas; it is unlawful to…

Verdict on Ahad Cheema, Shahid Shafique’s indictment reserved

LAHORE: The accountability court of Lahore reserved its verdict Monday on the indictment of Ahad Cheema and Shahid Shafique, accused in Ashiana Housing Scheme scam. Accountability Court judge Najamul Hasan took up the hearing of possession of illegal assets and alleged corruption in Ashiana Housing scheme. According to NAB officials, Ahad Cheema, as director general of Land and Development Authority (LDA), gave the contract of Ashiana Housing Scheme to a company in Rs 14 billion whereas; it is unlawful to make any…

NAB procures audit reports of Orange Line, Metro Bus

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has acquired some critical documents revealing verified audit reservations in three mega projects involving senior bureaucrat Ahad Cheema. Getting hands on the audit reports of Orange Line train, Metro Bus and Rawalpindi Bus is a pivotal development in NAB’s probe against Ahad Cheema. According to sources, NAB officials wrote to the general manager of Mass Transit Authority in order to obtain the audit records of the projects as a proof against Ahad Cheema who is…

Rs640 million loss incurred to govt in Ashiana Housing scam, NAB tells

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore informed an accountability court on Friday that the company, given the contract of Ashiana Housing Scheme construction, caused Rs640 million losses to the national exchequer. According to NAB officials, Ahad Cheema, as director general of Land and Development Authority (LDA), gave the contract of Ashiana Housing Scheme to a company in Rs14 billion whereas; it is unlawful to make any agreement above Rs150 million with a company. It was due to the hired company's…

AC reserves verdict on plea seeking medical check-up of Ahad Cheema

LAHORE: An accountability court (AC) on Monday reserved the verdict on a petition requesting medical examination of accused in Ashiana Housing Scam Ahad Cheema. During the hearing of petition, old medical reports were presented by Ahad Cheema as evidence to the claims of petitioner who asserted that Ahad Cheema has been suffering from various diseases. Thus, a medical check-up of the accused is required, the petition stated. However, the doctor of jail informed the court that medical examination of Ahad Cheema has…

Ashiana Housing Scam: AC extends judicial remand of accused until July 13

LAHORE: An Accountability court (AC) on Wednesday extended the judicial remand of Ahad Cheema and other five suspects in the Ashiana Housing Scheme scandal for nine days. The court ordered all accused in the case to appear in the next hearing on July 13. Judge Chuadhry Muneer was hearing the corruption case at an accountability court here. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed a reference, comprises of more than 3000 pages in which Ahad Cheema and others are accused of plundering national exchequer with…

Ahad Cheema on judicial remand until July 4, after 90-day physical custody

LAHORE: Accountability court on Tuesday directed former director-general Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Ahad Cheema and chief executive officer (CEO) of Bismillah Engineering Shahid Shafiq to jail on a legal remand in the Ashiana Housing Scheme case until July 4. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials produced them before the court on Tuesday, under substantial security. Accountability court judge Najamul Hasan was informed by NAB officials that Cheema was arrested on February 21 after declaration of his…

Court sends Cheema to prison on judicial remand

LAHORE: An accountability court in Lahore on Monday sent former Director General (DG) Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Ahad Cheema and the chief executive officer (CEO) of Bismillah Engineering Shahid Shafiq to prison on 15-day judicial remand in a case pertaining to the Ashiana Housing Scheme scam.  A NAB prosecutor informed the judge that the Bureau has gathered important evidence against Cheema with regard to his assets believed to be beyond his known sources of income. He is also found to be owning assets worth…