ISLAMABAD – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has gathered solid evidences against Khawaja Brothers, it has been revealed.
NAB on Tuesday said that former railway minister and his brother were arrested by the anti-graft body on concrete evidence.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the NAB spokesperson said that the arrest of Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique was necessary to take the investigation against the PML-N leaders, over their alleged involvement in a multi-million dollar housing scam, to a logical end.
“Rafique brothers have been arrested for "taking financial benefits" in the Lahore s Paragon Housing Society,” he said.
The spokesperson said that the arrest was necessary to recover corruption money and documents, adding that concrete evidence were collected before the arrest.
The suspects were also "beneficial owners" of the housing scheme - Paragon City (Pvt) Ltd - which was launched in 2005 on the basis of forged and fabricated documents, he added.
The spokesperson went on to say that the business partner of Rafique brothers, Qasim Amin Butt has turned approver in the case. "Rafique brothers, along with Butt, in connivance with one Nadeem Zia and other launched an illegal housing scheme with alleged approvals from Town Municipal Administration (TMA) Aziz Bhatti Town, Lahore,"