LAHORE: Several affected people of the Eden Housing scam held a demonstration at Liberty Chowk on Tuesday and demanded the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) help recover their hard-earned money looted by the group.
Holding placards, participants chanted slogans against group owner Dr Amjad and his relative former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and demanded that the government bring him (Amjad) back from Canada and recover the looted money from him or make sure this group complete the project and hand them over their houses and plots.
Shahzad Ahmad, an affected client, told Dawn that there had been more than 10,000 people who were deprived of their money. He said all affected people were looking up to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government and NAB to bring the culprits back and recover the looted amount from them. They said they would stage a sit-in outside NAB offices if no action was taken against the culprits.
Dr Amjad and his two sons fled the country April last to Canada as the interior ministry did not place them on the Exit Control List (ECL) despite NAB’s request.
NAB has estimated that the seized property of the Eden Housing group is more than Rs15 billion, however, it has yet to start compensating the claimants.
Published in Dawn, September 19th, 2018