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January 9, 2020

Remand of Ahad Cheema extended

Lahore

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INP
January 9, 2020

LAHORE:An accountability court here on Wednesday extended judicial remand of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) former Director General Ahad Cheema for 14 days in the assets beyond income case. Earlier, the statement of a prosecution witness was recorded in the case. The accountability court has summoned more witnesses on the next hearing of the case. During the hearing, a NAB prosecutor told the court that the former LDA director general had illegal assets in and outside the country by using names of his family members.

According to the anti-graft watchdog, Cheema possesses assets worth Rs 600 million and had failed to satisfy the bureau regarding his sources of income. The properties owned by the LDA former DG allegedly include several plots in various housing schemes in Lahore and Islamabad, agricultural land, flats and houses, according to the NAB. The properties were mostly registered in names of his mother, wife and other relatives. Cheema was arrested on charges of misusing his authority by awarding Ashiana Housing Project contract worth Rs14 billion to Lahore Casa Developers that was ineligible for the contract.