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SC to take bail plea of Khawaja Brothers on March 10

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

24th Feb, 2020. 10:21 am
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Supreme Court on Monday summons report from NAB on corruption case against former Railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique.

The court adjourned the case hearing till March 10.

Supreme Court took up bail plea of former Railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique today.

Justice Maqbool Baqir while hearing the case asked about the development in the case investigation.

Earlier Khawaja brothers moved SC after the Lahore High Court (LHC) had rejected their bail in corruption case.

A two-member bench of the court headed by Justice Baqir Ali Najfi had pronounced the reserved verdict in the pleas.

Paragon Housing scam

According to NAB, Khawaja Saad Rafique in collusion with his wife Ghazala Saad Rafique Butt, brother Salman Rafique, Qaiser Amin Butt and Nadeem Zia had launched a housing project named Air Avenue, which was later renamed to Paragon City (Pvt) Ltd.

The accused allegedly connived with Nadeem Zia and Qaiser Amin Butt to defraud several members of the society and misappropriated project funds for personal gains.

The accused collected huge amounts in flagrant violation of directions from the Lahore Development Authority (LDA).

Besides, Saad Rafique acquired 40 kanals of land in his and his brother’s name, which he used to extend the project illegally and sold commercial plots worth billions of rupees.

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