Khawaja brothers arrested by NAB

Khawaja brothers arrested by NAB

*LAHORE: Official from National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday arrested Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique after Lahore High Court rejected their bail plea.*

The PML-N leader and his brother were arrested after the two-judge bench rejected their bail plea after hearing arguments from NAB prosecutor.

During the hearing, Saad Rafique’s counsel told the court that his client has nothing to do with Paragon Housing Society and is being framed in the case.

A large number of PML-N workers protested and raised pro-party slogans as Saad Rafique spoke to them outside the court against NAB officials’ advice.

NAB had launched an investigation into the alleged scam in November after a number of victims staged protests and held a press conference at the Lahore Press Club against what they termed housing society’s fraud.

The anti-graft authority had arrested former Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general Ahad Khan Cheema and others over allegations of corruption in Ashiana Iqbal Housing Society scam.