LAHORE – Former minister for railways Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother and ex-Punjab health minister Khawaja Salman Rafique are likely to be arrested in the Ashiana Housing Scheme corruption scandal, sources have revealed.
Khwaja brothers names have also been included in the Exit Control List (ECL).
The development comes hours after National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) president and former Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif after he appeared before an investigation team in Lahore.
The PML-N leaders have been asked to appear before the anti-graft watchdog on October 16, while the Bureau’s Lahore chapter also directed them to bring the money trail along with them.
The inclusion of Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique’s names in the ECL was confirmed by Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chauhan.
He said that Paragon City (Pvt) Limited, which is said to be owned by Railways Minister Saad Rafique , is the beneficiary of the Ashiana Housing Scheme.
The minister went on to say that ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s prinicipal secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad has become approver.