Lahore High Court announces verdict in Khawaja brothers bail petition in corruption case

Lahore High Court announces verdict in Khawaja brothers bail petition in corruption case
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LAHORE: Lahore High Court has announced verdict in Khawaj brothers bail petition in corruption case.

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday rejected a bail petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique in connection to the Paragon Housing Society scam.

A two-member bench headed by Justice Ali Baqir Najafi was hearing the bail petition.

On December 11, NAB arrested the Rafique brothers after the Lahore High Court rejected their request for an extension in their pre-arrest bail in the case pertaining to the housing society scam. NAB allegations

Following their arrests, NAB Lahore had issued a press release and stated that, "Accused Saad Rafique along with his benamidaar wife Ghazala Saad Rafique, brother Salman Rafique in association with Qaiser Amin Butt and Nadeem Zia established a housing project in the name of Air Avenue which was converted into a new housing project namely M/S Paragon City Pvt Limited. Record shows that M/S Paragon City is an illegal society."

“Accused in collusion, connivance and collaboration of Qaiser Amin Butt and Nadeem Zia cheated the members of public at large and obtained illegal pecuniary benefits from the funds of said illegal housing project," it added.

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