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Ashiana Housing Scandal: Fawad Hasan Appears Before NAB

Lahore (March 29, 2018): The principal secretary of the prime minister Fawad Hasan Fawad on Thursday appeared before the court. He is accused of giving tender of the Ashiana Housing Scheme on favouritism.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has again summoned prime minister principle secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad today, in Ashyiana Iqbal Housing Scheme scam case.

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Earlier, Fawad Hassan has termed all the allegations of corruption baseless and concocted. During his appearance before NAB joint investigation team Fawad has failed to answer the questions raised by the team, however he refused allegations. The NAB had initiated an inquiry against Fawad Hassan Fawad to probe the charges of corruption levelled against him in different complaints submitted with the bureau. Fawad Hassan Fawad is alleged of constructing a huge plaza valued at more than Rs12 billion at a commercial plot opposite to GPO in Sadar, Rawalpindi.

Former NAB chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudry did not grant permission to start an inquiry against Fawad Hassan Fawad and Najam Sethi during his tenure. According to sources, a case is still pending with Islamabad High Court (IHC) against NAB over the allegations of not initiating an inquiry against Fawad.Documents reveal that NAB has launched an inquiry against Fawad over the application of Khurram Qureshi, a resident of Islamabad. In his application, the complainant Khurram Qureshi alleged that Fawad and his brother Waqar have no source of income to justify assets of over Rs12 billion. He also accused that Fawad, in connivance with his brother Waqar, and persons named Gul Zareen from Belgium and Qamar Chaudhry, constructed a huge plaza opposite to GPO in Sadar, Rawalpindi.

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