IHC rejects plea seeking pre-arrest bail of Khawaja Saad
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday dismissed the plea seeking protective bail of former railway minister Kawaja Saad Rafique against his possible arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Paragon Housing Society scam.
A day earlier, Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique submitted a plea in IHC seeking protective bail. The plea requested to the court for the Bureau not to arrest him during his next appearance before its team for questioning in the Paragon Housing Society scam.
Citing NAB officials as respondents in his petition, the plea pleaded the court to restrain the Bureau from arresting him. He further requested that the Bureau be directed to grant two weeks’ time for submitting response before taking any such action.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has been probing Rafique in connection to an inquiry into a private housing scheme scam. The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) has also been summoned by NAB a number of times for questioning in the case.
Earlier, former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif and former Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general Ahad Cheema and others are in custody over allegations of corruption against them in Ashiana Iqbal Housing Society scam.