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Ashiana Housing Scam: AC allows 2-day transit remand of Fawad Hassan Fawad

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – The Accountability Court on Wednesday handed over ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s principal secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on two days transit remand in Rs 14b Ashiana Housing Scam.

Fawad Hassan was produced before the court. While allowing request of NAB, the court granted two days transit remand of the accused who is also expected to be produced before the Population Control Committee.

On July 6, Fawad Hassan Fawad was handed over to NAB on 14-day physical remand.

NAB had requested an extension in Fawad’s physical remand following the expiration of the earlier physical remand.

Earlier, the anti-graft body had arrested him on July 5, over several corruption charges including contract of Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme, illegal orders for shifting of nine CNG stations and working in a private bank from 2005-2006 without official permission.

Fawad Hassan had told the court that he did not order to cancel any contract and that his job was just to follow the directions given by the ex-PM.

He said that he was not in contact with Punjab government and PLDC since 2013.

Fawad maintained that it is not fair to take action against him after the PLDC officers’ statement.

NAB’s allegations are not unfounded, he added.

“If court wants to hold me accountable after the statements of accused then it is up to you. I presented the report pertaining to cancellation of contract before the Chief Minister,” Fawad pleaded.

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