LHC extends Saad and Salman’s interim bail by 15 days


LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday extended by 15 days the protective bail granted to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique in the Paragon Housing Society scam.

On October 15, the LHC had accepted the PML-N leader and his brother’s petition for an interim bail after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) initiated a corruption probe against them. The LHC had prohibited NAB from arresting the brothers till October 24.

The LHC had approved the duo’s request for protective bail and issued a notice to the NAB, requesting a reply with details of cases against the leaders.

During Wednesday proceedings, the anti-corruption watchdog summoned Rafique and his brother once again on October 26.

Earlier in their petition filed in the LHC, Rafique and Salman stated that NAB is harassing them and wants to arrest them. The two brothers further said that they had provided all records regarding the allegations levelled against them.

The anti-corruption body had launched a probe against Rafique and his brother in the Paragon Housing Society scam. The two brothers had moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to provide a protective bail which the latter had rejected and advised the petitioners to approach the LHC.