LHC to take up Fawad Hasan’s petition on Oct 8


LAHORE: A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Thursday fixed a petition, filed by senior bureaucrat Fawad Hasan Fawad against his arrest, for hearing on Oct 8.

The bench, headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi, passed the orders while allowing a civil miscellaneous application filed by Fawad for early hearing of his petition. The senior bureaucrat submitted that his petition was scheduled to be heard on Sept 10, but it was not taken up for hearing.

He pleaded with the bench to fix the matter as early as possible. Fawad Hasan had challenged his arrest by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in connection with the Punjab Land Development Company/Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing scam.

He submitted that he was arrested without the fulfilment of legal requirements. Assailing the step of initiating illegal assets inquiry against him during the remand period, Fawad pleaded with the court to set aside the arrest and order his release.