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

Source:  ARY News Published in Current Affairs on Thursday, July 05, 2018

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 transfer of nine CNG stations.

NAB has summoned the top civil servant 11 times in Ashiana Housing case so far; it was the fourth time that Fawad appeared before the NAB.

Fawad has served as the principal secretary of two former prime ministers, Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

It is worth mentioning that former director general Land Development Authority (LDA) Ahad Cheema is also accused in Ashiana Housing Scheme case. An Accountability court (AC) on Wednesday extended the judicial remand of Ahad Cheema and other five suspects in the Ashiana Housing Scheme scandal till July 13.