Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz’s Sharif lawyer in Ashiana Housing scandal, has contracted Coronavirus.
Ashiana Housing scam’s hearing was held under strict precautionary measures following Coronavirus fears.
The court granted the lawyer exemption from the court appearance on the request of Muhammad Nawaz Chaudhry, the lawyer of PML-N president, Shehbaz Sharif, Ahad Cheema and others.
The court adjourned the hearing of the reference till June 5.
Ashiana Housing scam
Former Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, former federal secretary Fawad Hasan Fawad, former Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Director General Ahad Cheema and others are already facing the charges of financial irregularities in Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme.
According to NAB, “The contract for the housing scheme was won by a construction company Chaudhary Latif & sons but former Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his aides awarded the Rs 14bn contract to Lahore Casa Developers – a proxy group of Paragon City (Pvt) Limited, which is said to be owned by former Railways Minister Saad Rafique”.