Fawad Hasan Fawad grilled by NAB

Fawad Hasan Fawad grilled by NAB

LAHORE: Principal Secretary of Prime Minister, Fawad Hasan Fawad appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for the third in the Ashiana housing scam on Friday.

NAB sources told private channel that Fawad Hasan Fawad is one of the prime suspect in the investigation into the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Society scam and he is blamed of using his authority when he was doing services in the Punjab government.

NAB officials questioned Fawad Hasan for around hour and he was given a questionnaire by the authorities.

The accountability watchdog has already arrested former Lahore Development Authority director general Ahad Cheema in the scam.

Fawad is accused of illegally awarding the contract for the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme of the provincial government.

According to NAB, the contract for the project was won by a construction company titled Chaudhry Latif and Sons.

However, the anti-graft body stated, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his aides awarded it instead to Lahore Casa Developers, a proxy group of Paragon City (Pvt) Limited, which is said to be owned by Railways Minister Saad Rafique.