LAHORE: An accountability court on Thursday extended the judicial remand of former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother, former provincial minister Khawaja Salman Rafique, in the Paragon City scam till May 30.
Accountability Court Judge Syed Jawadul Hassan conducted proceedings in which National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) officials produced Khawaja Salman Rafique. In response to a court query, the investigation officer said Saad was in Islamabad to attend the session of the National Assembly.
An application was also submitted on his behalf for exemption from personal appearance. The officer submitted that the reference had been sent to NAB chairman for approval, in response to another court query. To this, the court ordered that the investigation report be filed at the soonest. It also extended the judicial remand of the Khawaja brothers till May 30.
The Khawaja brothers' post-arrest bail petitions were pending before a Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 17th, 2019.
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