Supplementary reference to be filed against Saad Rafique


LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday decided to file another supplementary reference against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique for possessing assets disproportionate to his declared sources of income.

The anti-graft watchdog, investigating the matter, has found substantial evidence against Rafique and that millions of rupees were transferred into his bank account.

The reference alleged that the assets were “disproportionate to his known sources of income for which he could not reasonably account for.”

Earlier on March 4, an accountability court extended his and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique’s judicial remand till March 19 in the Paragon Housing Society scam.

Accountability judge Syed Najmul Hasan had presided over the hearing of the case in which the Khawaja brothers have been accused of embezzling nearly Rs2 billion.

A heavy contingent of police was deployed around the court to prevent party workers from disrupting law and order situation.

Meanwhile, counsel of Khawaja brothers complained against the bureau for causing disruption in security management during the case hearings.

The court remarked that superintendent of police (SP) of headquarter was summoned and the matter would be resolved.