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MPs stages symbolic walkout in Punjab Assembly against corrupt officers’ promotion

LAHORE-UNS – Opposition leaders on Friday staged a symbolic walkout in the Punjab Assembly, asking why former Director General (DG) of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Ahad Cheema, accused of corruption in Ashiana Housing Scheme scandal, was given promotion.

Cheema was arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from the MM Alam Road in Lahore over corruption allegations regarding taking 32 kanal land as a bribe. He had not appeared before the NAB despite several summon.

On the other hand, DMG workers closed their offices on the directives of Additional Chief Sectretary Umar Rasool in protest against the detention of Ahad Cheema.

During the meeting with Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif, the officers demanded to release Cheema, saying that if the arrest is necessary then he should be nabbed in proper way.

Earlier, accountability court had handed over Ahad Cheema to NAB on an 11-day physical remand.

During the hearing headed by judge Mohammad Azam, the officer said that Ahad Cheema didn’t cooperate in the investigation and misused his authorities. He further requested the court to hand over the accused on a physical remand.

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