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Saad Rafique seeks protective bail in Paragon City case

October 10, 2018

Khawaja Saad Rafique has approached the Islamabad High Court to seek protective bail in the Paragon City case.

The former Railways minister submitted a request in the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday.

He said that he should be given two weeks of protective bail in case an arrest warrant is issued against him. He remarked that he was never director or a shareholder of Paragon City.

On March 20, the National Accountability Bureau had summoned him for investigation and he submitted his written reply and other documents. He submitted additional documents on April 5, he said. Rafique requested the court to order the accountability bureau to tell him about the inquiries against him.

Related: No link with Twin Towers, no shares in Paragon City, Saad tells SC

His brother, Salman Rafique, also submitted a request for protective bail.

On October 6, the accountability bureau arrested opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif for his involvement in the Ashiana housing scam. He allegedly cancelled the contract of a company that won the bidding for the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing scheme and awarded it to another company, Lahore Casa Developers.

This caused a loss of Rs6 million to the national exchequer. Lahore Casa Developers is a proxy of Paragon City, which is said to be owned by Rafique.


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