Khawaja Brothers face another blow in the Paragon Housing Society scandal

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Khawaja Brothers face another blow in the Paragon Housing Society scandal

LAHORE - Khawaja Brothers faces another blow in the Paragon Housing Society scandal from the Accountability court.An accountability court on Monday has extended the judicial remand of former railways minister Khwaja Saad Rafiq and his brother Salman Rafique till December 23 in Paragon Housing scandal.

Presiding judge Jawadul Hassan also allowed former railways minister Saad Rafique to attend the National Assembly’s session in Islamabad.

“I want to say something in the court,” Rafique pleaded in the courtroom, adding: “Trial in the open court is the basic right of every person, everyone can hear the [proceedings] of the case.”

“In my case, court reporters are not being allowed to enter the courtroom, and facts are being hidden from the general public” Rafique told the court.

“Police [in every hearing] prevent lawyers, reporters and visitors from entering in the courtroom.”

To this, the judge directed the police to not resist lawyers and reporters from entering in the courtroom during hearings.

Strict security arrangements were taken to avoid any untoward incident.