Ahad Cheema case hearing held in the Accountability Court

Ahad Cheema case hearing held in the Accountability Court

LAHORE - An accountability court on Friday adjourned hearing of an application for remand of Ahad Cheema, former director general Lahore Development Authority (LDA), till Sept 8, in the LDA city scam.

Earlier, the NAB officials produced Ahad Cheema before Accountability Court Judge Syed Najamul Hassan and sought physical remand for investigation, submitting that the accused misused his authority as the director general LDA and extended benefit to property dealers.

However, the court observed that the accused remained in NAB custody for more than three months, and why the investigation was not completed during this period.

The court, adjourning the further hearing till Sept 8, sought further arguments from the parties on the point.

It is pertinent to mention here that NAB tried to get the remand of the Ahad Cheema on Thursday, but the court adjourned the hearing till Friday with a direction to investigation officer to come up prepared after he failed to satisfy the court.

Ahad Cheema is already on judicial remand in Ashiana Housing scam till Sept 11 and he was expected to be indicted soon in the matter as the NAB authorities had filed reference against him.