Ahad Cheema in hot water again


–NAB issues Cheema’s fresh arrest warrants in Ravi Project


LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore on Saturday launched a new probe into the River Ravi Zone Front Development Project, tightening its noose around the already held bureaucrat, Ahad Cheema.

Cheema, ex-director general (DG) of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA), who is under investigation in the Ashiana Housing Scheme scam, now faces another probe by the accountability bureau in relation to the River Ravi Zone Front Development Project.

The Ravi Project, started during the tenure of former premier Nawaz Sharif, allegedly employed services of a blacklisted company for a survey.

NAB, which filed a reference against Cheema in the Ashiana Housing Scheme case on Friday, has decided to issue fresh arrest warrants for the bureaucrat. The decision was made during a recent board meeting at the bureau.

Cheema is accused of awarding a contract of the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing project of approximately Rs14 billion to Lahore Casa Developers — a joint-venture which was ineligible for the contract — by misuse of authority and with criminal intent.


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