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Paragon Housing scam: Saad & Salman Rafique’s judicial remand extended till May 16

Paragon Housing scam: Saad & Salman Rafique’s judicial remand extended till May 16

LAHORE: An accountability court on Thursday extended judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique till May 16 in the Paragon Housing Society scam.

Accountability court judge Syed Najam-ul Hassan presided over the hearing; however, Saad Rafique couldn’t appear in the court as he is in Islamabad.

When the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore officials produced Salman Rafique in the court, the judge ordered to immediately take him back to the detention cell by stating “the complete city has been locked down.”

Meanwhile, a heavy contingent of police was deployed around the court to prevent party workers from disrupting law and order situation during their appearance.

The Khawaja brothers have been accused of embezzling nearly Rs2 billion.

In all previous hearings, the defence counsel had repeatedly maintained before the court that the details of banking transactions of the last ten years had been handed over to the NAB.