Sunday, June 26, 2022

NAB launches probe into Saad Rafique’s ‘benami’ bank accounts


LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday launched investigation into ‘benami’ bank accounts of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Saad Rafique, ARY News reported.

The anti-graft body said Saad Rafique transferred billions of rupees from a bank account opened in the name of Khalid Hussain.

A NAB report said more than Rs6.20 billion were transferred into Khalid Hussain’s bank account by Paragon Housing Society company.

The report said more than Rs6 billion were transferred into Paragon Housing Society company’s account.

The NAB said more than Rs96.9 million were transferred from accounts of executive builders of the housing project into a bank account in the name of Shamaa Nadeem.

It said Rs137.4 million were transferred into a woman Razia Perveen’s account.

The anti-graft watchdog said interrogation had to be carried out from Saad Rafique in this matter.

An accountability court on Saturday approved the transitory remand of the PML-N leader and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique for seven days in the Paragon Housing Society case.

The NAB had pleaded to the court to extend his remand from January 20 to 26.

The anti-graft body also said the National Assembly had issued a production order for the PML-N leader and therefore he should be allowed to attend the session.

It is pertinent to note that the 14-day remand of Khawaja brothers expired on Jan 19.

On January 5, the court extended the physical remand of the siblings by 14 days. The Khawaja brothers are currently being investigated by the anti-graft watchdog for accumulating wealth beyond known sources of income.


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