The Punjab government on Friday suspended former Lahore Development Authority director general (DG) Ahad Cheema as thermal power plant chief executive officer (CEO) for a period of three months.
The suspension of the ex-LDA chief came weeks after he was nabbed in the Ashiana Housing Scheme scandal by the National Accountancy Bureau (NAB) in February.
It is pertinent to mention here that Cheema, a Grade-19 officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service, was arrested in the ongoing investigation into the irregularities in the Punjab Land Development Company (PLDC) for awarding a contract for the Aashiana-e-Iqbal housing project.
The Punjab CM had also appeared before NAB in the same housing project case. The NAB chief had accused the Punjab government of non-cooperation in several inquiries initiated by the anti-graft body, an allegation denied by the provincial administration.