SC grants bail to Khawaja Saad, Salman Rafique in Paragon Housing case

SC grants bail to Khawaja Saad, Salman Rafique in Paragon Housing case

Islamabad (Web Desk): The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday granted bail to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique in Paragon Housing Society case.


The bail of the PML-N leaders was approved by the SC against two bonds worth Rs 3 million each.

Both the PML-N leaders have been accused of corruption by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

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 in its reference had stated 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 had said.