Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Paragon housing scam: Arrest warrants issued for Qaisar Amin Butt

Paragon housing scam: Arrest warrants issued for Qaisar Amin Butt
LAHORE (92 News) – Accountability Court Judge Jawadul Hassan issued the arrest warrants for Qaisar Amin Butt, the approver, on Tuesday. The court ordered the police to arrest and produce Qaisar Amin Butt on February 24. The prosecutor told the court that Qaisar Amin Butt did not appear in court due to his illness. On January 23, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had granted bail to Qaisar Amin Butt in the Paragon Housing Scheme scandal. Meanwhile, the court extended the judicial remand of Khawaja brothers till February 24. However, Khawaja Saad Rafique did not appear in court due to ongoing session in the National Assembly.
Paragon Housing Scam
One Qaiser Amin Butt, the main accused in the Paragon Housing scam, had 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.