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Ashiana Housing Scheme scam

Saad Rafique submits reply in Railway losses case

LAHORE: Former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique on Wednesday submitted a reply in the Supreme Court to the audit para on the financial losses in Pakistan Railways. As per details, a three-judge bench under the stewardship of Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case of Railway losses at the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry. For the hearing, officials of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) presented the detained leader of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) before the bench.…

Ashiana case: Judicial remand of Shehbaz, other accused extended for 13 days

LAHORE: An accountability court extended the judicial remand of Shehbaz Shairf, Fawad Hasan Fawad and Ahad Cheema for 13 days in Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme scandal.  According to details, an accountability court of Lahore on Friday heard the case as the National Accountability Bureau presented seven accused including former federal secretary Fawad Hasan Fawad and erstwhile Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general Ahad Cheema in the court. Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif, however, could not appear as he is…

Shehbaz Sharif to be arrested in more cases, DG NAB Lahore hints

LAHORE: Shehzad Saleem, Director General (DG) of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore, gave an inkling that more arrests of Shehbaz Sharif will take place in further cases against him, ARY News reported. DG NAB Lahore, while speaking in ARY News' program Off the Record, said that Shehbaz Sharif gave irrelevant answers to the Bureau's questions during interrogation and he will be grilled in other cases as well. The investigation into the Ashiana Housing Scheme scam has been completed and will be sent to the NAB…

Medical board examines Shehbaz in sub-jail

ISLAMABAD: Incarcerated Opposition leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif underwent medical examination on Wednesday at his residence in Minister's Enclave which was declared a sub-jail by the National Accountability Bureau. A three-member medical board of polyclinic doctors thoroughly examined the former chief minister and conducted several clinical tests. Consultant physician Doctor Asif Irfan is heading the medical board which comprises associate cardiac physician Doctor Hamid Iqbal and Doctor Imtiaz Ahmed.…

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,…

Fawad Hasan Fawad challenges his arrest in LHC

LAHORE: Accused in Ashiana Housing Scheme scandal, Fawad Hasan Fawad on Thursday challenged his arrest by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Lahore High Court (LHC). The senior civil servant, in his petition, maintained that he has been arrested on political grounds. The petition denied any link of the accused with Ashiana Housing Scheme scandal. Fawad pleaded to the high court that to declare his arrest null and void as the arrest warrant was issued in accordance with the NAB ordinance, which has become…

Ashiana Housing scam: Nishat Chunian Ltd CEO appears before NAB

LAHORE: Shahzad Saleem the chief executive officer (CEO) of Nishat Chunian Limited, appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) today to record his statement in Ashiana Housing Scheme case. In the light of the statement of former principal secretary of the prime minister, Fawad Hasan Fawad,  Shahzad Saleem was summoned before the anti-graft watchdog to record his statement and was asked to bring all relevant documents along. NAB took Fawad Hassan Fawad into custody on July 5, in connection with three graft…

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…

Court extends physical remand of Ahad Cheema in Ashiana scam

LAHORE: An accountability court in Lahore on Tuesday extended the physical remand of former Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general Ahad Cheema and three other accused for 14 days in a case pertaining to the Ashiana Housing Scheme scam. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials presented Cheema and three other suspects before the accountability judge and requested for an extension in their remand. The judge allowed the request, directing the NAB to produce them on April 17 after expiry of their 14-day…