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Saad, Salman Rafique Names Placed On Black List

Islamabad (October 12, 2018): Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique faced another shock when Immigration authorities have blacklisted them on Friday. 

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders were blacklisted following the request of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

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A notification has been issued by Directorate General, Immigration and Passports here.

The notification reads that Saad Rafique and Salman Rafique have been blacklisted “under ‘Category B’ for future passport facilities.”

They have been blacklisted as investigation against them was underway in Paragon Housing scandal.The anti-graft body has summoned the Saad Rafique and Salman on October 16.

Qaiser Amin Butt, ex-MPA PML has also been blacklisted on NAB’s request.

Earlier, there were reports that Saad Rafique and brother have been placed on ECL.

On October 11, the Islamabad High Court rejected PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique’s plea for a protective bail.

Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Moshin Akhtar Kayani were hearing Rafique’s petition today.

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As the hearing went underway, the court asked why the petition had not been submitted to the Lahore High Court (LHC).

To this Rafique’s lawyer responded by saying that his client would have been arrested had he approached the LHC bench.

 The petitioner’s legal counsel contended that his client was to take part in the by-polls, which will be held on October 14. In response, Justice Farooq said that the court was not responsible for the election.

After initially reserving its verdict, the IHC bench rejected the petition.

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