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Paragon case: Khawaja brothers’ judicial remand extended for 10 days

Paragon case: Khawaja brothers’ judicial remand extended for 10 days
February 24, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – An accountability court extended the judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique for 10 days in the Paragon Housing Society scandal case. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) produced Khawaja Salman Rafique before court but Khawaja Saad Rafique could not appear due to the meeting of standing committee in National Assembly (NA). The jail authorities presented production orders of Khawaja Saad in the court. During the hearing, the presence of three witnesses in the case has been completed. Qaiser Amin Butt, Nazeer Ahmed Patwari and Riaz Hussain Patwari appeared before court. The court has withdrawn the arrests warrant, released in the previous hearing, of Qaiser due to his presence. Meanwhile, Qaisar Amin Butt was brought in ambulance and the statement of witnesses could not be recorded during the hearing. It is noteworthy that earlier the five witnesses have recorded their statements in the case.

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 which was an illegal society.