Judicial remand for Saad Rafique, brother extended till April 28

Former railways minister censures PTI govt for failing to curtail economic crisis

News Desk April 04, 2019
Khawaja Saad Rafique. PHOTO: INP

An accountability court in Lahore on Thursday extended judicial remand for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique till April 28, Express News reported.

The Rafique brothers were taken into custody by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in December 2018 for alleged involvement in the Paragon Housing Society scam case.

They were arrested after the Lahore High Court rejected the petition for extension in their pre-arrest bail. The PML-N leaders were detained from court premises.

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Speaking to the media outside the court, the former railways minister censured Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government for failing to curtail economic crisis. "Finance Minister Asad Umar keeps lamenting that the country is in crisis. But what is his agenda? His statement must be a positive relief for our enemies."

"Actually, the government is led by incompetent leaders who are unable to do their jobs. Inflation has hit the poor people the hardest. Imran Khan had claimed he will make us [politicians] pay but it is the common man who is paying."