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Paragon Scandal: Khawaja Brothers’ Judicial Remand Extended For 14 Days

LAHORE: An Accountability Court of Lahore on Thursday extended judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique for 14 days in Paragon Housing case.

Accountability COurt Judge Jawwad ul Hasan took up the case with Khawaja Salman produced before the court.

Khawaja Salman’s brother Saad Rafique was not present at the court due to his participation in National Assembly session. PML-N leader Saad’s counsel later presented his client’s plea seeking exemption from the hearing.

After hearing the arguments of defendant party and prosecution, the court extended judicial remand of the PML-N stalwarts and re-issued arrest warrants for accused Nadeem Zia, Umar Zia and Farhan Ali for not appearing before the court.

Talking to newsmen after the hearing, Khawaja Salman Rafique reflected on the present economic conditions in the country.

He said: “Government has made it hard for a common man to live. The dollar rate has sky-rocketed whereas the public is shrieking over recent inflation”.