Arrest warrants issued for Ashfaq Kayani’s brother over land scam

A NAB spokesperson confirmed the development; however, said the warrants were issued almost two months ago

A file photo of former COAS General )(retd) Ashfaq Pervez Kayani. PHOTO: AFP

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has issued arrest warrants for Kamran Kayani, brother of former chief of army staff (COAS) General (retd) Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, over his alleged involvement in the DHA City Lahore scam worth over Rs16 million.

“The inquiry so far conducted reveals Kamran Kayani is involved in the commission of offence of corruption and corrupt practices under National Accountability Ordinance 1999 along with other accused persons in the case,” says the preamble of the ‘ground for arrest’ document available with The Express Tribune.

“Kamran Kayani after arrest shall be produced before the court for authoritisation of detention for such period as may be necessary for finalisation of the inquiry."

The DHA City project was launched in 2009, primarily to facilitate the families of martyrs, war wounded, and other armed forces staffers by allotting them small plots.

Kamran, owner of Elysium Holdings, and Hammad Arshad of Globaco, offered their services to facilitate DHA Lahore in carrying out the project by acquiring the necessary land.

Six years after the initial agreement, the accused have yet to deliver the plots to soldiers, families of martyrs and the general public.

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This prompted DHA to lodge a formal complaint in January this year against Kamran and Hammad Arshad with NAB.

Arshad was arrested on allegations of corruption and corrupt practices, cheating the public at large and misappropriation of funds from Lahore.

A NAB spokesperson confirmed the development; however, said the warrants were issued almost two months ago.

Another officer privy to the developments said NAB had delivered three notices to Kamran at his addresses in Lahore and Gujjar Khan but he did not appear before the investigators.

He said following issuance of arrest warrants, NAB would get red notice for the accused.

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