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May 15, 2019

Amir Muqam’s son remandedin FIA custody for 3 days

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May 15, 2019

Bureau report By

PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday obtained the three-day physical remand of Ishtiaq Ahmad, son of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Amir Muqam, from an anti-corruption court.

He was arrested on Monday for alleged corruption in the construction of the Alpuri-Bisham Road in the Shangla district. The FIA officials produced Ishtiaq Ahmad before Syed Kamal, a judge of special anti-corruption court, and sought his physical remand for further investigation in the case. The court, after the preliminary arguments, granted three days remand of the accused to the FIA.

The FIA’s anti-corruption wing arrested the son of PML-N’s Khyber provincial president Amir Muqam and four contractors on charges of causing huge losses to the government kitty during the construction of Alpuri-Bisham Road in the Shangla district.

The other accused, who were taken into custody, were identified as Mohammad Ashfaq, former project director, Mohammad Ayaz, resident engineer, Associated Consulting Engineers (ACE), Mohammad Arshad, resident engineer ACE, and Mohammad Ali, attorney holder at Mohammad Irshad and Company. As per the first information report, three other accused identified as Mian Mohammad Asghar, former general manager for the Asian Development Bank’s project, and Habibur Rehman, former director of the project, and Mohammad Saeed would also be arrested in the case.

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