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AC Extends Fawad Hassan Fawad Remand For A Day

Lahore (July 17, 2018): NAB court on Tuesday remanded senior bureaucrat Fawad Hassan Fawad in NAB’s custody for a day. 

The National Accountability Bureau, which arrested deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s former principal secretary earlier this month on July 5, presented the top civil servant before an accountability court earlier today.

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The anti-graft bureau’s prosecutor apprised the court of the charges against Fawad. They said that the government officer had misused his authority and awarded the contract to CASA Developers in the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme.

They further said that the accused had caused a loss of billions of rupees to the national exchequer in various scams.

Moreover, NAB accused Fawad of burying a file of the inquiry committee.

The accountability court then remanded Fawad in NAB’s custody till July 18.

Earlier on July 05, The National Accountability Bureau arrested Fawad Hassan Fawad, former secretary to the prime minister in Ashiana Iqbal scam

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Fawad served as former PM Nawaz Sharif’s principal secretary and is considered close to the former premier.

Fawad is wanted for his alleged role in illegally awarding the contract for Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme of the Punjab government.

Fawad is also being probed by NAB for possession of assets beyond known sources of income as well as for alleged illegal award of CNG contracts.

According to NAB, the contract for the housing scheme was won by a construction company titled Chaudhry Latif and Sons.

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