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Accountability Court extends remand of Saad Rafique’s till Dec 9

Accountability Court extends remand of Saad Rafique’s till Dec 9

LAHORE: Accountability court on Friday has extended judicial remand of Member of National Assembly Khawaja Saad Rafique till December 9 in Paragon Housing scandal.

According to details,  Khawaja Saad Rafique scuffled with security personnel for stopping his party workers from meeting him. On April 26, the NAB Lahore had approved filing of a reference against the Khawaja brothers and Nadeem Zia for the alleged corruption. Qaiser Amin Butt, the director of Paragon Housing Society, was also included in the inquiry initiated by the NAB, and he was also arrested in November last year. Later, he agreed to turn approver against the Khawaja brothers and Zia.

Butt and Zia established a company “Air Avenue” in the year 2003; however the name was later changed to Paragon City private (Pvt) Limited. On December 11, 2018, Khawaja brothers were detained by the accountability watchdog after the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected their bail plea.

The NAB had launched an investigation into the alleged scam in November last year after a number of victims staged protests and held a press conference at the Lahore Press Club against what they termed the housing society’s fraud.