Khawaja brothers’ judicial remand extended till Jan 29
LAHORE (92 News) – An accountability court in Lahore extended the judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) MNA Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother MPA Khawaja Salman Rafique till January 29 in the Paragon Housing scandal on Friday.
During the hearing, the judge allowed them to attend assembly session. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor submitted the written reports regarding illness of Qaiser Amin Butt.
Expressing anger, the court remarked that they did not accept the medical reports. The court directed to present Qaiser Amin Butt on stretcher instead of the reports.
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.