Court extends judicial remand of Shafqat Ali Cheema for 14 days

ISLAMABAD: Accountability court in Islamabad has extended judicial remand of Director Foreign Ministry Shafqat Cheema for 14 days in illegal assets and human trafficking cases, reported on Monday.


According to details, Shafqat Ali Cheema was presented before the court in which the suspect’s lawyers were about to submit plea bargain but the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials failed to provide case report.

The officials requested the court to extend the time for case study on which, the accuser’s counsel asked to return laptop and mobile phone of Shafqat Cheema which was rejected by NAB.

Subsequently, the court extended the remand and ordered the investigation officer to submit report till July 11.

Shafqat Cheema who had been appointed as in-charge Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Maldives desk said that he is suffering from heart ailment due to which he applied for plea bargaining.