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LAHORE: An accountability court has extended the judicial remand of former railway minister Khwaja Saad Rafiq and his brother Salman Rafique for 14 days in the Paragon Housing case.
The accountability court judge Jawad-ul-Hassan who will hear the hearing of the case and previously allowed Saad Rafique to attend the National Assembly’s session in Islamabad.
Strict security arrangements have been taken to avoid any untoward incident outside the court.
Earlier in April, the NAB Lahore approved the filing of a reference against the Khawaja brothers and Nadeem Zia for the alleged corruption in the same case.
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The decision was taken in a regional board meeting that was attended by NAB Lahore’s director-general and other directors.
According to details, Khawaja’s brothers signed an agreement with Paragon City regarding the sale of land worth over Rs393 million. On 17th April, the involvement of Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman in the Paragon City was exposed.
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.
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Butt and Zia established a company ‘Air Avenue’ in the year 2003; however, the name was later changed to Paragon City private (Pvt) Limited.
Later, the NAB launched an investigation into the alleged fraud and corruption in the Paragon Housing Society when the case related to the Asiana scheme was being probed.