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Fawad Hasan Fawad Handed Over To NAB For 14 Days

Lahore (July 06, 2018): Accountability Court of Lahore on Friday handed over Fawad Hasan Fawad on 14 days remand to NAB over corruption charges.

Earlier today NAB presented Fawad Hasan Fawad in an accountability court after he was arrested a day earlier over various corruption charges including the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme case.

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NAB officials initially denied the top civil servant’s arrest on Thursday, stating that he was summoned to the bureau for questioning. However, Director General National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore Shahzad Saleem later told the media that Hasan was arrested for causing a loss of billions of rupees to the national exchequer in various scams.Nawaz Sharif Terms Fawad Hassan Arrest RegrettableNawaz Sharif Terms Fawad Hassan Arrest Regrettable:

Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif on Thursday lashed out at the arrest of senior bureaucrat Fawad Hassan Fawad, who was arrested by NAB in Rs14 billion Ashiana Housing Scheme scam and termed it regrettable.

Talking to media in London outside Harley Street Clinic on Thursday, he said that he had heard the news of Fawad Hassan Fawad’s arrest, that was a condemnable act by NAB.“Fawad Hassan case is like my case as there is no evidence against him like me,” he said adding that the people around me were being arrested that was making the election process controversial.

It is pertinent here to mention that Fawad Hassan Fawad was detained for alleged corruption in the Ashiana Housing Scheme. He pressurized chief executive officer (CEO) Tahir Khursheed and Project Director Ali Moazzam of Punjab Land Development Company (PLDC) to cancel the contract with M/S Chaudhry Latif and sons and gave it to Casa Developers.

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The government had to pay Rs5.9 million in damages due to the alleged cancellation of the contract that further delayed the project.

He also constructed a plaza in Rawalpindi through illegal assets. Fawad neither presented any record before NAB nor was able to respond to their queries. Motorway Housing Scheme was illicitly approved at his behest.He was also charged with the relocation of Compressed Natural Gas stations and illegally serving in a bank.

Fawad Hassan Fawad served as the principal secretary to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and is considered his close aide.

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