SHEIKHUPURA

Accountability Court Judge Izharul Haq on Tuesday remanded former PML-Q MPA Khalid Mehmood into the National Accountability Bureau custody till February 7, in a land fraud case.

The NAB produced the former MPA in the court and sought his remand which the court granted.

The bureau arrested the former MPA some three days back in land sale case in which he had received an amount of Rs5.9 million more than the price from the National Highway Authority (NHA) during his stunt as MPA during the Pervaiz Elahi Government. The previous governments due to his influence had set aside the inquiry against him, however, the present government reinstated it on the application of a man namely Muhammad Hussain.

The land was sold to NHA by Mian Khalid Mehmood to construct a piece of Motorway on it. According to report, he had received its double payment with the connivance of the department concerned.