Paragon Housing scam: LHC extends Saad Rafique, brother’s bail till Dec 5

Paragon Housing scam: LHC extends Saad Rafique, brother’s bail till Dec 5

Lahore (Staff Report): The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday extended former Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique’s bail in Paragon Housing scam till December 5.


A two-judge bench of the judge heard Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders’ petition for pre-arrest bail.

In the petition, the brothers said that they were not involved in any form of corruption. “We fully cooperated with NAB in the investigation and our pre-arrest bail should be approved,” the petition stated.

The court directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to decide immediately on the basis of law whether a team probing them will be changed or not.

NAB officials say there are three inquiries ongoing against Saad Rafique pertaining to the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme, Paragon Housing scam and corruption in Pakistan Railways.

The accountability watchdog earlier also issued Rafique’s arrest warrants.