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NAB initiates probe against Saad Rafique over purchase of train engines

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has been tightening the noose around Khawaja brothers (Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique) as new corruption inquiries has been initiated against the duo.

According to details, after Paragon Housing scam, the Lahore division of NAB has started another probe against former railway minister, Khawaja Saad Rafique, for purchasing engines of train at the exorbitant price.

Sources informed that the train engines which were bought by India at the cost of Rs 250 million, Saad Rafique purchased the same at the price of Rs 400 million.

Further, the anti-graft watchdog has also been investigating Khawaja Salman Rafique for his alleged involvement in the health department for buying medicines and machinery at extortionate rates.

Paragon Society Scam

The NAB arrested Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique on December 11 after the Lahore High Court rejected their bail plea in the case pertaining to Paragon City housing society scam.

NAB had launched an investigation into the alleged scam in November after a number of victims staged protests and held a press conference at the Lahore Press Club against what they termed housing society’s fraud.

Last month, in a major development, Qaiser Amin Butt, a director of the Paragon City (Pvt) Limited, became an approver against PML-N stalwart Khawaja Saad Rafique in the Paragon City scandal.

The Paragon City director recorded his confession before the NAB chief, in which he spilled the beans that real owners of the Paragon City were in fact Khawaja brothers, further revealing that they tricked people and deprived them of money.



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