Thursday December 02, 2021

Remand of NHA ex-officials extended

June 18, 2021

LAHORE: An accountability court on Thursday extended judicial remand of National Highways Authority (NHA) former Director Shaukat Hussain and five others accused of causing a loss of Rs60 million to national kitty through bogus payments.

The court has extended judicial remand of the accused by July 25. The NAB had arrested accused NHA Director Shaukat Hussain, Land Acquisition Collector (NHA) Naveed Murad, two Deputy Accountants Hassan Mehmood and Muhammad Faroque and others.

The NAB had initiated an inquiry against the accused on a complaint filed by NHA chairman in 2017. The government had started a project of extension of Bahawalpur-Rahimyar Khan 273-km long road from 2003 to 2004. The accused transferred a huge amount of Rs60 million as bogus payments for the land which was not purchased.