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Khawaja Brothers’ Judicial Remand Extended till Dec 29

LAHORE: The accountability court of Lahore on Thursday extended the judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique till November 29 in Paragon City scandal.

During the hearing, the court has also allowed Khawaja Saad Rafique to leave for Islamabad on the production order to attend the NA session.

On occasion, strict security arrangements were taken to avoid any untoward incident.

On April 26, the NAB Lahore had approved the 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.