Lahore Court to hear Paragon Housing Scam case today

Muneer Ahmed Bajwa Reporter

29th Nov, 2019. 09:57 am

An accountability court of Lahore will hear the Paragon Housing Case against former minister of Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq and his brother Salman Rafiq today.

According to the details, the judicial remand of Khawaja brothers’ was extended to eight days in the previous hearing that was held on 21st November 2019.

In the previous hearing, the statements of the witnesses were recorded by the court. Later the court adjourned the hearing of the case by extending the judicial remand of Khawaja brothers for eight days.

On October 16, accountability court rejected acquittal pleas of former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique in the Paragon Housing Society case.

Khawaja brothers had filed petitions for their acquittal and also challenged the jurisdiction of the court in the case.

Paragon Housing scam

The Khawaja brothers, Nadeem Zia, Umar Zia, and Farhan Ali were named accused in the reference comprising of 17 volumes.

According to the reference, the Khawaja brothers and Nadeem Zia owned 93.2 percent shares in the Paragon Housing Society.

It states that the former railway minister received monetary benefits to the tune of Rs58 million from the society whereas his brother Rs39 million.

A total of 122 people recorded their statements against the Khawaja brothers, it added.

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