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Saad Rafique, brother seek transfer of graft cases from NAB Lahore

LAHORE: The former minister for railways Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique have shown distrust over Director General National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore, Shehzad Saleem, ARY NEWS reported on Monday.

In a letter written to Chairman NAB, Justice retired Javed Iqbal, the Khawaja brothers have sought transfer of the ongoing cases against them form NAB Lahore after expressing distrust over DG NAB, Shehzad Saleem following his interviews to the media.

“On November 8 he [DG NAB Lahore] completely disregard the standard norms of the investigation process by participating in various talk shows.”, Khawaja brothers further stated in their letter.

They claimed that they were facing maliciously motivated inquiries and mentioned that no credible evidence could be collected against them to prove them guilty under the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999.

“It is requested that the inquiries/investigations pending at NAB’s Lahore office, may kindly be moved to some other region for an independent, impartial and honest investigation,” reads the letter.

Khawaja Saad Rafique and Salman Rafique are on protective bail until November 14 for their alleged involvement in Paragon Housing Scheme scam.

The  Lahore High Court had extended their bails for 20 days as Khawaja brothers appeared before the court to request prolonging their protective bails.

The brothers would have been arrested by the National Accountability Bureau according to the sources, the anti-corruption body have arrest warrants of the two brothers, accorded by the NAB chairman.

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