Ashiyana Housing Scheme: Punjab govt suspends Ahad Cheema as thermal power plant CEO

LAHORE: Government of Punjab on Friday has suspended former Director General (DG) of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Ahad Cheema for a period of three months, Newsone reported.


Ahad Cheema a 20 grade officer, considered to be a close aide of chief minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif was arrested after failing to appear before NAB after 2 summons.

He is facing corruption charges in Ashiyana Housing Scheme scandal, as the former did not comply to NAB summons to appear before them.

Earlier, NAB has also arrested close aide of Ahad Cheema, Shahid Shafiq.

On March 05, National Accountability Bureau(NAB) has presented former Directer of (LDA) Lahore Development Authority chairman Ahad Cheema and Shahid Shafeeq in front of Accountability Court, both prime accused in Ashiyana Housing Scheme Scandal.

Accountability Bureau has reserved judgement on NAB’s request for extending the physical remand for both accused in Ashiyana Housing Scheme scandal.

Ashiana Housing Scheme was an initiative of the Punjab government to provide economical residential facilities to the people with low-incomes. The provincial authorities had invested Rs 2 billion while acquiring 672 kanal land of Baba Noor Shah shrine.


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