Published On: Wed, May 15th, 2019
Published in Category: Peshawar

ACC approves remand of Amir Muqam’s son in alleged corruption case

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PESHAWAR: Anti-Corruption Court on Tuesday handed Amir Muqam’s son Ishtiaque Muqam on three days remand to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in a case pertaining to alleged graft charges on the accused.

As per details, the accused Ishtiqaue Muqam was produced before an Anti-Corruption Court to seek a physical remand by the FIA.

The FIA requested for a seven days remand of the accused which was rejected by the court and asked to submit a progress report of the previous three days. The court, however, approved a three days remand of Ishtiaque Muqam.

FIA officials told the court that the accused was failed to complete the project within 10 years which was supposed to be completed within one year. Because of that delay, the national exchequer was forced to bear an additional burden of Rs3 billion. However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The court after hearing the arguments handed a three days remand of the accused.

A day earlier, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested son of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart Amir Muqam for alleged corruption in Shangla-Alpuri Road project.

According to FIA, five contractors including Amur Muqam’s son Ishtiaq were nabbed after corruption inquiry into the affair concluded.

The arrests will be followed by the filing of cases against the caught individuals, FIA said.

The inquiry recommends action against 11 high officials of National Highway Authority (NHA), blacklisting Amir Muqam and Company and recovering Rs626 million from the company.

As per the inquiry, Amir Muqam and Company had to complete the project within a year with Rs850 million, however, the project remained incomplete even after 10 years and the expenditures went past Rs2800million.