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Court Remands Fawad Chaudhry In Corruption Case

Court Remands Fawad Chaudhry In Corruption Case

An accountability court in Islamabad has approved a six-day physical remand for former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry in connection with an alleged case of irregularities related to the Jhelum to Pind Dadan Khan dual carriageway project.

The court hearing, presided over by Judge Muhammad Bashir, included NAB Prosecutor Irfan Bhola, Investigating Officer Sohail Arif, and Fawad’s counsel, Faisal Fareed Chaudhry.

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The NAB prosecutor stated that during the previous hearing, a 14-day remand was sought, but only 10 days were granted. He mentioned that Fawad is currently under interrogation and is providing details related to the case. The contractor of the project has been summoned for questioning on January 2.

The court then adjourned the hearing until January 5.

On December 20, the court had granted NAB a 10-day physical remand for Fawad in a corruption case. NAB officials presented him before Judge Bashir after taking custody from Adiala Jail, where he was detained.

According to the NAB prosecutor, the inquiry into the project began on November 10, 2023, but Fawad initially refused to cooperate with the investigation. The prosecutor alleged that Fawad, as a federal minister, misused his influence to prepare the PC-1 for the project and charged a commission from the contractor. The prosecutor requested a 14-day physical remand to complete the inquiry.

The court will reconvene on January 5 to further address the matter.