Supreme Court approves Khawaja brothers bail

Supreme Court approves Khawaja brothers bail in mega corruption case

The supreme court of Pakistan on Tuesday approved the bail of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz leaders Khawaja Saad Rafiq and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafiq

The court accepted the bails of the Khawaja brothers on RS 3 million Pakistani rupees. They all have been facing corruption references filed by the National accountability bureau on them. on December 11, NAB arrested the Khawaja brothers after the Lahore high court rejected the pre-arrest bail request in a hosing society Lahore scam.

After the bail cancellation, they approach the apex court. A three-member of a bench headed by justice Maqbool Baqar, comprised Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan heard an appeal of Khawaja brothers against the previous Lahore high court judgment which had rejected their bail request.

NAB(National accountability bureau) had approved filing of a reference against Khawaja brothers and the Nadeem Zia foe the alleged corruption On April 16.

Qaiser Amin and Nadeem Zia connived with the accused to defraud some members of the society and misappropriate project funds to get personal benefits. The reference claims that the accused charged large sums in violation of the direction of the Lahore Develop Authority (LDA). The reference also claims that Khawaja brothers acquired more than 40 Kanals on his sisters and brother’s name, which he used to extend their project illegally.   

The NAB prosecutor replied that NAB wants to submit some more documents and investigations. The justice Maqbool Baqar expressed annoyance over the NAB prosecutor and he asked why you did not take this issue very seriously. He adds that you were investigating for the last 15 months. Why you did not file reference over this case.

The layer of Khawaja brother’s  Amjad Pervez argue to the front of the supreme court that his client’s had been behind more the 16 months after they were arrested by NAB, and always cooperated with the National accountability bureau whenever they demand my clients and we submitted all our necessary documents in the NAB court.

Justice Maqbool Baqar order to NAB to submit to a detailed report on the case.  The court also said to NAB to submit a research report on this case within seven days and submit a summary of all the relevant documents.

The court also directed NAB to give the report to the applicant’s lawyer. The court has adjourned the case until Tuesday, March 24.

According to the national accountability bureau Khawaja saad Rafique, in collusion with his wife, Ghazala brother Khawaja Salman Rafique, Qaiser Amin butt and Nadeem Zia had launched a hosing society named Air Avenue, which was renamed to  Paragon City (Pvt)Limited.

Qaiser Amin Butt, the main accused in the case was also included in the inquiry initiated by the Nation Accountability Bureau and arrested last year. He agreed later to turn approver against the Khawaja brothers and Nadeem Zia. 

After the court proceedings, Saad Rafique while talking to the media, said the current govt has no policy on coronavirus they only victimize us. he added that we suggested that the country cannot run effectively until the NAB is not closed.

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