PML-N MNA arrested in land grabbing case


The Anti-Corruption Establishment of Punjab on Tuesday arrested Pakistan Muslim League-N lawmaker Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf in a land grabbing case.

Ch Muhammad Ashraf was elected Member of National Assembly from NA-161 (Sahiwal-II) constituency on the PML-N’s ticket.

The ACE has accused the lawmaker of illegally occupying over 157 acres of government land through forgery in collusion with the patwari (revenue officer), Muhammad Salim.

ACE claimed that the provincial anti-corruption department detained MNA Ashraf after the allegations were proved against him. According to sources, the accused had concealed the ownership of his agricultural land by allotting it in the name of accused identified as Sharif Ahmed Hashmi.