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PML-N lawmakers slam govt for allowing Shehbaz’s arrest without NA speaker’s approval

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmakers on Friday heavily criticised the government for what they termed "arresting opponents to set political scores" by allowing Shehbaz Sharif's arrest without the approval of National Assembly's speaker, ARY News reported. According a joint statement released by the party's lawmakers, the party objected upon Shehbaz Sharif's arrest by terming it against parliamentary norms. "How can you allow the opposition leader's arrest without getting approval from the National…

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…

Ashiana Housing Scam: NAB arrests Nawaz’s principal secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has taken Fawad Hassan Fawad into custody on Thursday in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme scandal. NAB tightens noose around one of the country's senior-most bureaucrats as the Director General (DG) NAB informed that Fawad Hassan Fawad has been arrested in three graft cases and questioning has been underway. Three corruption cases against former premier Nawaz Sharif’s principal secretary involve Ashiana Housing Scheme, illegal employment in a private bank and unlawful…

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…

Saad Rafique asks NAB to reschedule his appearance in housing scam case

LAHORE: Railway Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique on Thursday asked the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to fix another date for his questioning in connection with an investigation into Ashiana Housing Scheme scam. The minister wrote a letter to the bureau, in which he said he was unable to appear before it owing to other pressing engagements and demanded that it should set another date. He said he would appear before a NAB team and answer all its questions despite the fact that they were being targeted in the name of…

NAB arrests four Punjab govt officials in Ashiana housing scam

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested four more officers of Punjab government in Ashiana housing scam late Friday for their involvement in alleged financial irregularities. According to the anti-graft body, the arrested officers will be presented before the accountability court today (Saturday) to get their physical remand. The officers include Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Chief Engineer Israr Saeed, Bilal Qadwai, Imtiaz Haider and Colonel (retd) Arif. One of arrested officers, Qadwai had…

Ashiana housing scheme scam: NAB arrests former DG LDA Ahad Cheema

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday arrested former Director General Lahore Development Authority (LDA) for alleged irregularities in the Ashiana housing scheme. Ahad Cheema, who is now serving as chief executive of the Punjab Power Company, was arrested from his office located in Gulberg area. He has been shifted to the NAB office in Thokhar Niaz Baig area of Lahore. NAB is currently investigating irregularities worth one billion rupees in the Ashiana housing scheme. Previously, Punjab Chief…

NAB grills PM’s principal secy in housing scheme scam

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s principal secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad on Friday appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore to record his statement in a case pertaining to the alleged irregularities in Lahore’s Ashiana Housing Scheme. The premier’s aide was questioned by the bureau’s combined investigation team (CIT) for about one and half an hour with regard to his alleged involvement in awarding a contract to a firm in violation of the relevant laws. Earlier on January 22, the…