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Paragon Scam: Court Approves Judicial Remand Of Khawaja Brothers

LAHORE: An accountability court in Lahore on Saturday sent Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique to jail on 14-day judicial remand after accepting plea of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The former railways minister and his brother appeared before the accountability court after completion of 7-day physical remand during hearing of Paragon City Housing Society scam case.

The anti-corruption watchdog pleaded the court for extending physical remand of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) legislator in the National Assembly and his brother to continue investigation into the high-profile corruption case.

Later, the accountability court accepted NAB’s plea and directed to produce the accused on February 16.

Strict security arrangements were made in and outside the accountability court’s building. A large number of PML-N activists and leaders gathered outside the NAB court building.

Earlier on January 26, an accountability court in Lahore on Saturday accepted the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) plea and extended the physical remand of PML-N leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique ending February 2 (today).

Saad and Salman Rafique were taken into custody by the anti-corruption watchdog on December 11 last year after their request for bail was turned down by the Lahore High Court. Since then, their remand has been extended multiple times.