Eden Housing scam: Ex-CJP's son-in-law arrested from Dubai

Eden Housing scam: Ex-CJP's son-in-law arrested from Dubai

Islamabad (Staff Report): Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday said that former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry's son-in-law, Murtaza was arrested from Dubai in a case regarding a private housing society scandal.

Talking to media in Islamabad, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that former CJP’s son-in-law has been arrested in connection to a scam pertaining to a private housing scheme, Eden Housing.

He said that a big breakthrough was made in the Eden Housing scam Murtaza was arrested by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials from Dubai.

The minister said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had issued his arrest warrants.

Fawad claimed that ex-Iftikhar Chaudhry had heard the cases pertaining to the housing scheme himself while granting the relief as father-in-law of his daughter was the owner of the society.

He added that two to three hundred families were affected by the scam and thousands of people invested their hard-earned money in it but they were cheated.

The minister said that Iftikhar Chaudhry’s son Arsalan Iftikhar, his daughter and his son-in-law's father are also accused in the case.

Fawad added that Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a final report in the case within 24 hours.

The information minister said that the remaining culprits involved in the scandal will also be nabbed soon.

In June, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had written a letter to NAB and urged to launch an investigation against Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and his family for allegedly receiving benefits in the scam of the Eden Housing Society.