Transit remand of Saad Rafique approved till Jan 21 | Pakistan Today

Transit remand of Saad Rafique approved till Jan 21

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Wednesday approved a transit remand of former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique in the Paragon Housing Society scam case.

A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team produced Rafique in the court of Judge Muhammad Bashir.

It is pertinent to note that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader was remanded till Jan 19 in the Paragon scam.

Speaking after the hearing, the former minister said that vendetta is being carried on in the name of accountability in Pakistan.

He added that the entire system of accountability was in dire need of a revamp. “The non-serious government is struggling to manage affairs of the country.”

Rafique also said an opposition alliance was need of the hour, adding he completely supports the move for a nexus. “United opposition will be able to pressurise the government,” he said.

The former minister and his brother were arrested on Dec 11 after the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected their bail plea in the Paragon Housing scam.

NAB had launched an investigation into the mega housing scam in November last year after a number of victims staged protests and held a press conference at the Lahore Press Club against the fraud committed by the housing society, allegedly owned by the former minister.

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