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Ashiana housing scam

NAB releases probe report following Shehbaz’s remand

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau released its investigation report on Monday that maintains that Shehbaz Sharif had been involved in corrupt practices. Following the remand of former chief minister, the anti-graft watchdog published its report, according to which, Shehbaz Sharif unlawfully ordered the private-public partnership in Ashiana Housing scheme. The NAB's report has put millions-rupee embezzlement charges on former Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general Ahad Cheema, who is considered to…

Shehbaz handed over to NAB for 14 more days

LAHORE: An accountability court on Tuesday extended the physical remand of PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif until Oct 30 for a probe into the Ashiana-i-Iqbal housing project scam. The accountability judge extended Mr Sharif's remand on the request of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). NAB officials produced the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly in court amid tight security on the completion of his 10-day physical remand. As the judge resumed hearing of the case, a NAB lawyer pleaded with him to…

PML-N to take Shehbaz’s detention to Parliament, stage protest

LAHORE: The leadership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday decided to take the matter of Shehbaz Sharif's arrest to the Parliament where PML-N lawmakers will stage protest inside the House. The decision was taken during a Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting of the former ruling party at the Model Town residence of Sharif family. The meeting, attended by the party’s CEC members, decided to protest against their party president Shehbaz Sharif's remand and Sunday's press conference by Prime Minister Imran…

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…

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…

NAB gets one-day physical remand of Ashiana Housing Scheme contractor

LAHORE: A court here on Sunday granted one-day physical remand of the chief executive officer of a private construction company in the Ashiana Housing Scheme scam.  The anti-graft watchdog arrested the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bismillah Engineering Services, Shahid Shafiq, late Saturday after it was discovered that a contract worth Rs 14 billion granted to his company. According to NAB officials, Shafiq's company was part of Lahore Caca Developers, a joint venture, which was awarded the contract in violation of…