Islamabad (October 05, 2018): Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has dismissed reports about placing former Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique on Exit Control List.
Fawad Chaudhry said in a tweet, “Government has not made any decision to put Saad Rafique and Salman Rafique on ECL.”He said that National Accountability Bureau is an autonomous body and the federal government only will assist the anti-graft body as per the rule of law.
سعد رفیق اور سلمان رفیق کے نام ECL پر لانے کا کوئ فیصلہ نہیں ہوا، اس سلسلے میں خبروں کی تردید کرتے ہیں۔ NAB آزاد ادارہ ہے وفاقی حکومت قانون کے تحت NAB کی معاونت کرے گی، اس سلسلے میں NAB کے فیصلوں پر عمدرآمد ہو گا۔
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 5, 2018
NAB decisions would be implemented, the minister added.
Earlier, there were rumours that the names of Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique have been placed on ECL.
Earlier on October 01, Former Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique had received another shock when his close aide Qaiser Amin Butt was arrested in Paragon City embezzlement case.
During the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) probe Paragon City Case the team of anti-graft watchdog raided and arrested chairman and partner of the project Qaiser Amin Butt, PML-N sources said.
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According to sources, NAB had summoned Qaiser Amin on March 16 and apprised him likely action against him as per the schedule two, however, he could not appear before the NAB on which he was arrested for not complying the orders.
The statements of Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique had already been recorded in this connection.
On April 17, the Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman links with Paragon City had been exposed.
The documents revealed that the Khawaja brothers have the link with the chief executive Nadeem Zia.According to sources, the documents showed that an agreement of over Rs 393 million between Paragon City and Khawaja brothers for sale of land was signed. On the document, Nadeem Signed as the first party while Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman signed the agreement as the second party. The photographs of both the brothers were also pasted on the agreement.