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NAB directed to file reply on Kh Saad Rafiq and Salman Rafiq bail plea in Paragon case

24 February, 2020 06:49

NAB directed to file reply on Kh Saad Rafiq and Salman Rafiq bail plea in Paragon case.

Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) issued this directive to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)today (Monday). 

NAB directed to file reply

Justice Maqbool Baqir headed three-member bench heard the case.

The bench also comprised of Justice Mansoor Ali Shah and Justice Muneeb Akhtar.

PML-N’s leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique have sought bail in the Paragon City Housing reference.

Meanwhile, the apex court also directed the accountability court, hearing the proceedings of the same reference, to produce a reference report in the next hearing on March 10.

Advocate Ashtar Ausaf pleaded with the court to order the trial court hearing the case to present its report as well.

He stated that only five witnesses of the total 122 witnesses had sofar recorded statements.

Earlier, Lahore High Court (LHC) turned down Khawaja brothers’ bail plea.

Accountability Court Feb.11, 2020

During it hearing, the accountability court in Lahore issued the warrant for artrest of Paragon Housing City director Qaiser Amin Butt

NAB had named him as the primary accused of the Paragon City Housing reference for prosecution against Khawaja brothers.
The NAB team arrested Butt in November 2018.
Later, he agreed to turn approver against the Khawaja brothers and Zia.

The court also ordered to produce him before it in the next hearing.





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