Khawaja Saad scuffles with security personnel during court appearance
LAHORE (92 News) – An accountability court on Friday extended the judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) MNA Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique for 10 days in Paragon Housing scandal. Justice Jawadul Hasan heard the Paragon Housing scandal and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) produced Khawaja Brothers’ before accountability court. Khawaja Saad Rafiquee scuffled with security personnel for stopping his party workers from meeting him during the court appearance. Later, the court extended the judicial remand of Khawaja Brother for 10 days and directed to present them on December 9. The court also again summoned approver Qaiser Amin Butt and Magistrate Zulifiqar Bari in the next hearing. In the previous hearing, Khawaja Saad Rafiq adopted a stance in the court and complained about the police’s misconduct. “We have always cooperated with the administration but the media is not being allowed to speak with me,” he said. He also maintained that no one was treated in same way during the dictatorship. The court granted eight days judicial remand to Khwaja till November 29. The court also summoned further witnesses in the next hearing. Meanwhile, the corruption watchdog body submitted record of approver Qaiser Amin Butt’s statement to court and Qaiser Amin Butt also recorded his statement to the judicial magistrate. Paragon Housing Scam One Qaiser Amin Butt, the main accused in the Paragon Housing scam, voluntarily disclosed the facts related to the commission of offence and requested for pardon under Section 26 of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999 (NAO 1999), which was granted by the competent authority. The NAB filed reference against Kh Saad Rafique, Kh Salman Rafique, Nadeem Zia Pirzada, his son Umer Zia and Farhan Ali. NAB stated in the reference that Saad Rafique, in connivance with his wife Ghazala Saad Rafique, brother Salman Rafique, Qaiser Amin Butt and Nadeem Zia, started a housing project namely Air Avenue, which was an illegal housing society.