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LHC extends Khawaja brothers’ interim bail till Nov 26

LAHORE (Muslim Times) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday extended the interim bail of former ministers Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique in Paragon Housing Society scandal, till November 26.

The court resumed the hearing and extended the interim bail by 12 days prohibiting National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from arresting the brothers till November 26.

Khawaja brothers appeared before the court as the previous extension granted on October 24, expired today.

Following the NAB’s corruption probe on October 15, LHC had accepted Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leaders’ interim bail till October 24 while they were again granted bail extension till November 14.

Earlier, Islamabad High Court (IHC) had rejected an application requesting for a protective bail for Khawaja Saad Rafique and Salman Rafique.

In November 2017, NAB had launched its investigation into a mega land scam involving then Railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique’s Paragon Housing Society in Lahore and Punjab Land Development Company (PLDC).

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