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NAB raids Fawad Hassan Fawad residence, confiscates national security documents

NAB raids Fawad Hassan Fawad residence, confiscates national security documents

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday raided the residence of ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s principal secretary, Fawad Hassan Fawad and confiscated significant documents.

As per details, Fawad was also among the team during the raid.

Majority of the documents seized from the house were related to national security which include meeting minutes, secret reports of meetings headed by Nawaz Sharif and many other significant record.

Besides this, two laptops, five mobile phones and more than 30 USBs have also been taken into possession.

The phones recovered from his car also include a Blackberry whose password has been obtained from Fawad. NAB has begun the forensic audit of all the confiscated material following which important information will surface.

On Friday, accountability court handed Fawad to NAB on 14-day physical remand in Rs14 billion Ashiana Housing Scheme scam.

He pressurized chief executive officer (CEO) Tahir Khursheed and Project Director Ali Moazzam of Punjab Land Development Company (PLDC) to cancel the contract with M/S Chaudhry Latif and sons and gave it to Casa Developers.

The government had to pay Rs5.9 million in damages due to alleged cancellation of the contract that further delayed the project.

Arrest of Fawad made under charges

He also constructed a plaza in Rawalpindi through illegal assets. Fawad neither presented any record before NAB nor was able to respond to their queries. Motorway Housing Scheme was illicitly approved at his behest.

He was also charged with relocation of Compressed Natural Gas stations and illegally serving in a bank.

According to NAB, Fawad was taken into custody on ample evidence gleaned from statements of co-accused testifying against him while he will be produced before accountability court on Friday.

Who is Fawad Hassan Fawad?

Fawad Hassan Fawad served as the principal secretary to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and is considered his close aide.

He was removed from the position on June 1, 2018 and appointed as director general of Civil Services Academy, Lahore.

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