Ashiana Housing scheme corruption scandal: Supreme Court issues important instructions to NAB

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Ashiana Housing scheme corruption scandal: Supreme Court issues important instructions to NAB

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Monday issued important instructions to NAB over Ashiana Housing Scheme scandal.

SC directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to work properly in the important case of the Ashiana Housing scheme.

A three-judge bench headed by Justice Azmat Saeed heard bail pleas of Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case suspects Munir Zia and Imtiaz Haider.

During the hearing, Justice Azmat asked NAB prosecutor, “What really is the case about?” The prosecutor responded, “The suspects caused a loss to the national exchequer through the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme. Someone else had won the contract but it was awarded to a company named CASA.”

To reply, the Justice inquired if NAB had arrested CASA owners, the accountability watchdog’s investigation officer said, “CASA is a joint venture of three companies and an interim reference has been filed against six suspects.”