The son-in-law of former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry was arrested from Dubai for his involvement in the Eden Housing Society scam, confirmed Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday.
Chaudhry said the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Dr. Murtaza Amjad. The case also involves former CJP’s son Arsalan Iftikhar.
Ministry rejects NAB request for red notices against builders
The arrest happens days after affectees of the housing society staged a protest outside Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Lahore residence. They urged the premier to help recover millions allegedly looted by the group that launched the residential scheme. The premier sought a report within 24 hours.
In February, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had requested the Ministry of Interior to place the accused on the no-fly list but a delay in this regard on part of the ministry provided the accused with a chance to flee Pakistan.
NAB to proceed against frivolous complaints
After their departure from Pakistan, NAB approached the ministry again for the issuance of red notices in a bid to bring the accused back, but the ministry once again raised objections, citing an “incomplete application submitted by NAB”