LAHORE – A local accountability court on Saturday extended the 14-day physical remand of senior bureaucrat Fawad Hasan Fawad.

Fawad was arrested by the anti-graft body on July 5 over various corruption charges including the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme case.

The court had then granted a 14-day physical remand of the top civil servant on July 6. NAB had requested for an extension following the expiration of the earlier remand’s duration.

According to NAB officials, Fawad wrongfully awarded the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme’scontract to ‘favorites’, illegally ordered the shifting of nine CNG stations and also worked in a private bank from 2005 to 2006 without official permission.