SC summons Saad Rafique in Paragon City case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has summoned Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique to appear on March 10 in a case pertaining to Paragon City housing project.

On Thursday, a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar conducted hearing of the case during which Saad Rafique was directed to explain his connection with the Paragon City project. When Brigadier (r) Majeed Riaz appeared in the apex court on behalf of the owners of Paragon City, the CJP remarked that they had summoned owners not the employees in the case. On a query about the model of LDA City and the contract of Urban Development Company, the Paragon City representative said that owner Tahir Javed was given the contract.

On February 02, NAB officials raided the office of Paragon Society and took many important files and laptops into their custody. The raid was conducted in relation to ongoing probe against alleged irregularities in Ashiana Housing Scheme. The NAB team searched the office of Paragon Society for over two hours. Contractor Shahid Shafique was arrested on the identification of former DG LDA Ahad Cheema.

Published in Daily Times, March 9th 2018.