Saad Rafique, brother seeks the transfer of graft cases of NAB Lahore
web hamari: Former railway minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique have shown distrust towards the Director General of the National Accountability Office (NAB) Lahore, Shehzad Saleem, reported ARY NEWS on Monday.
In a letter written to President NAB, retired judge Javed Iqbal, the Khawaja brothers sought the transfer of ongoing cases against NAB Lahore after expressing distrust of DG NAB, Shehzad Saleem after his interviews with the media.
“On November 8, he [DG NAB Lahore] completely ignored the standard rules of the investigation process by participating in various talk shows,” the Khawaja brothers said in their letter.
They claimed that they faced maliciously motivated investigations and mentioned that no credible evidence could be collected against them to prove they were guilty under the 1999 National Liability Ordinance.
“It is requested that pending inquiries / investigations at the Nhore office in Lahore can be transferred to another region for an independent, impartial and honest investigation,” the letter reads.
Khawaja Saad Rafique and Salman Rafique are on bail until November 14 for their alleged involvement in the Paragon Housing Scheme scam.
The Lahore High Court had extended bail for 20 days when the Khawaja brothers appeared in court to demand that their protective bonds be extended.
The brothers were reportedly arrested by the National Accountability Office, according to sources, the anti-corruption agency had arrest warrants for the two brothers, granted by the president of NAB.