NAB arrests former LDA director in Ashiyana scam

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested the Lahore Development Authority’s former director general Ahad Cheema on charges of illegal allotment of 32 kanal land in Ashiyana Housing Scheme.

Cheema will be presented before the accountability court tomorrow, NAB will request the court to grant physical remand of the suspect.
The arrest was made under NAB ordinance’s schedule two as the former LDA director did not appear before it when summoned on January 16.
Earlier, prior to the arrest, NAB warned Cheema that action will be taken against him under NAB ordinance if he fails to appear before the institution.
According to the ordinance, the anti-graft watchdog reserves right to change inquiry into an investigation, under which it can arrest the suspect.