Nawaz Sharif responds over arrest of Fawad Hasan Fawad

Nawaz Sharif responds over arrest of Fawad Hasan Fawad

LONDON – Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif on Thursday has responded over the news of the arrest of former principal Secretary Fawad Hasan Fawad .

He said that the arrest of senior bureaucrat Fawad Hassan Fawad in Rs14 billion Ashiana Housing Scheme scam is 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 and lamented the news.

It is pertinent here to mention that Fawad Hasan 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.

The government had to pay Rs5.9 million in damages due to 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 relocation of Compressed Natural Gas stations and illegally serving in a bank.

According to NAB, Fawad was taken into custody on ample evidence gleaned from statements of co-accused testifying against him while he will be produced before accountability court on Friday.

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

He was removed from the position on June 1, 2018 and appointed as director general of Civil Services Academy, Lahore.

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