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Ameer Muqam’s son remanded in FIA custody in corruption case

Ameer Muqam’s son remanded in FIA custody in corruption case
May 14, 2019
PESHAWAR (92 News) – An anti-corruption court remanded Ishtiaq Ameer, son of PML-N Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa president Ameer Muqam, in the custody of the Federal Investigation Agency for three days. The PML-N workers staged a demonstration outside the court and blocked the road. On the other hand, PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz has termed his arrest the worst example of political revenge. Earlier on Monday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Anti-Corruption Wing had arrested Ishtiaq Ameer over alleged corruption in construction of Shangla-Alpuri road. According to the reports, a first information report (FIR) has also been lodged against Ishtiaq. In the FIR, the contractor, project director and engineer were also nominated, however, the departmental inquiry has been initiated against the 11 officers. It was also reported that the proposal to declare Amir Muqam’s company as black list was also suggested. The investigation was initially launched over actions of Muqam in his capacity as the adviser of prime minister Nawaz Sharif during the previous government over alleged embezzlement in N-90, a road constructed between Shangla and Alpuri in district Shangla. National Highway 90 or the N-90 runs from town of Khwazakhela in Swat district to the town of Besham in Shangla district. The highway connects Malakand division with the Karakoram Highway at Besham. Its total length is 64 km. It was also reported that total cost of the project in 2009 was around Rs850 million, however, the cost jumped up to Rs2.8 billion in 2013 calling it the only reason why FIA has been probing the case, adding that the agency was looking into how the cost jumped up.
FIA launches probe against Amir Muqam’s construction company
Earlier, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has launched a probe against the construction company owned by PML-N leader Amir Muqam. A four-member team will investigate alleged embezzlement by the company in the construction of a road from Alpuri to Bisham Road. The investigation team comprises of the representatives of the FIA, Peshawar Development Authority, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Highways Authority and the Pepra. Sources said that the road has not been constructed despite receiving funds. The team will prepare a questionnaire and later call Ameer Muqam.