AC sends Fawad Hasan Fawad on 14-day physical remand

The Accountability Court on Saturday accepted the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) request for a 14-day extension of the physical remand of senior bureaucrat Fawad Hasan Fawad.

Fawad was arrested by the NAB on July 5 over various corruption charges including the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme case.

Earlier, the Accountability Court accepted National Accountability Court (NAB) appeal and sent Fawad Hasan Fawad on 14 day physical remand.  

Earlier, on July 6, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) presented Fawad Hasan Fawad before the Court.

Fawad Hasan Fawad , former principal secretary of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif,  was arrested a day earlier over corruption charges including the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme case.

NAB officials initially denied Fawad's arrest but later on, Director General (DG) National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore, Shahzad Saleem, informed the media that Hasan was arrested for causing a loss of billions of rupees to the national treasure in various scams.

Moreover, NAB requested the Accountability Court to grant a physical remand of the accused for further investigation. 

Prior to this, on July 5, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore arrested Fawad Hasan Fawad due to his involvement in various corruption cases, most significantly in the Aashiana Housing Scam. 

Having appeared thrice before NAB as a part of investigation of the Ashiana Housing scheme scandal, Fawad was summoned today for questioning by NAB regarding the scam.

The top civil servant has served as the principal secretary of the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Fawad was appointed as the director general of the Civil Services Academy in Lahore after being removed from the post of principal secretary of Prime Minister on June 1st, 2018.

Apart from the Ashiana Housing scheme scam, NAB is also probing Fawad for the illegal award of CNG contracts and the possession of assets beyond known sources of income.

However, according to NAB, former Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had granted the contract to Lahore Casa Developers that is a proxy group of the Paragon City (Pvt) Limited, owned by Former Minister of Railways, Saad Rafique.

Fawad on the other hand has blamed Chaudhary Latif and his sons for wrongfully awarding the contract to Casa Developers.

While the former chairman of Lahore Development Authority is on judicial remand after being arrested over the case, the former Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif has already appeared before NAB in the relevant the case.

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