Court Seeks NAB's Reply In Plea By Builders' Manager In Paragon Housing Scam

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Court seeks NAB's reply in plea by builders' manager in Paragon Housing scam

An accountability court on Saturday sought a response from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on a petition filed by Executive Builders Manager Operation Usman for unfreezing his accounts in connection with the Paragon Housing Society scam.The

LAHORE (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / NNI - 16th March, 2019) An accountability court on Saturday sought a response from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on a petition filed by Executive Builders Manager Operation Usman for unfreezing his accounts in connection with the Paragon Housing Society scam.The NAB has accused him of transferring millions of rupees into accounts of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) leader and Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique, who are under judicial remand till March 19 in the same case.Advocate Basharat Ishaq submitted the petition that his client was not involved in the matter and pleaded with the court for unfreezing his accounts.

Meanwhile, the court directed the NAB to respond on the matter till March 19.Earlier, NAB's prosecutor had informed the court that according to records of the Paragon Housing Society an amount of Rs2 billion was transferred to sons of Salman Rafique and Nadim Zia, and 20 plots were owned by the Khawaja brothers.On December 11, 2018, they were detained by the accountability watchdog after the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected their bail plea.The NAB had launched an investigation into the alleged scam in November last year after a number of victims staged protests and held a press conference at the Lahore Press Club against what they termed the housing society's fraud.

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