Lahore (Staff Report): An accountability court on Thursday extended judicial remand for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique till April 18 Paragon Housing Society scam case.
The PML-N lawmakers were presented before the court amid tight security as their judicial remand ended today. The court granted a 14-day extension in Khawaja brothers’ judicial remand and ordered to present them on April 18.
On December 11, 2018, NAB arrested Pakistan Railways former minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique after the Lahore High Court (LHC) turned down their plea seeking extension in interim bail in a case regarding Paragon Housing Society scandal.
NAB Lahore had issued a press release after the arrest stating that “accused Saad Rafique along with his benamidaar wife Ghazala Saad Rafique, brother Salman Rafique in association with Qaiser Amin Butt and Nadeem Zia established a housing project in the name of Air Avenue which was converted into a new housing project namely M/S Paragon City Pvt Limited. Record shows that M/S Paragon City is an illegal society.”
“Accused has been and is continuously obtaining illegal/ illegitimate funds/ benefits from said project as he obtained 40 kanal plots in his own name and the name of his brother Salman Rafique,” the bureau said.