LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested one of the country's senior-most bureaucrats, Fawad Hasan Fawad , in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case, according to sources.
However, NAB officials said the top civil servant has not been arrested and his questioning is still under way.
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.
According to NAB , the contract for the project was won by a construction company titled Chaudhry Latif and Sons.
However, NAB says then Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his aides awarded the contract to Lahore Casa Developers — a proxy group of Paragon City (Pvt) Limited, which is said to be owned by Railways Minister Saad Rafique.
Fawad, who was a senior bureaucrat in the Punjab government at the time, levelled charges of wrongdoings against Chaudhry Latif and Sons in order for the contract to be awarded to Casa Developers.