Khawaja Brothers’ remand extended till Jan 24 in Paragon Scam

Muneer Ahmed Bajwa Reporter

13th Jan, 2020. 11:35 am
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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique judicial remand extended till January 24 in Paragon Housing Society scandal.

According to the details, Accountability court on Monday  extended judicial remand.

During the hearing, the court  directed to hand over the copy of ex-director of the Paragon Housing Society Qaisar Ameen Butt’s statement to the Khawaja brothers.

The NAB had arrested the Khwaja brothers on Dec 11, 2018 after the Lahore High Court had denied them further pre-arrest bail they enjoyed for almost three months.

They remained in the bureau’s custody till Feb 2 when the trial court sent them to jail on judicial remand.

Their bail petitions   dismissed by the Lahore High Court.

On April 26, the NAB Lahore  approved filing of a reference against the Khawaja brothers and Nadeem Zia for  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  later changed to Paragon City private (Pvt) Limited.

The NAB  launched an  into the  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.

Strict security arrangements  taken to avoid any untoward incident.

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