NAB gets key record against Khawaja brothers
LAHORE (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has obtained key record against the Khawaja brothers in the assets beyond income case.
After getting documents from the LDA and Excise and Tax Department, the NAB has decided to include Kh Saad Rafique’s wife Ghazala Saad in the investigations.
The NAB has received the record of bank transactions made by the Khawaja brothers after 1985.
The NAB had initiated another probe against former railways minister Khwaja Saad Rafique and his brother former Punjab health minister Khwaja Salman Rafique for possessing assets beyond their known sources of income.
The Khwaja brothers are already in the NAB Lahore custody in connection with the Paragon City Housing Society scam on physical remand.
The NAB claimed that Saad, through his benamidar wife Ghazala, and brother Salman in association with Qaiser Amin Butt and Nadeem Zia had established a housing project in the name of Air Avenue that was converted into a new project, namely M/s Paragon City Pvt Ltd.
According to the NAB, record shows that Paragon City is an illegal society. The suspect in collaboration with Zia and Butt cheated the members of public at large and obtained illegal pecuniary benefits from the funds of said illegal housing project.
Saad Rafique is operating this illegal housing project through the co-accused persons who are collecting deposits from general public despite clear directions of the Lahore Development Authority that this project is unapproved. The suspect has been continuously obtaining illegal/illegitimate funds/benefits from the said project, as he obtained 40-kanal plots in his own name and in the name of his brother (Salman).