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LHC extends interim bail of Saad, Salman till Nov 26

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LAHORE: A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Wednesday extended interim bail of PML-N leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique till November 26.

The division bench headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi passed the orders while hearing pre-arrest bail petitions filed by Khawaja brothers.
At the outset of the proceedings, Khawaja Saad and Khawaja Salman appeared before the bench on expiry of their interim bail.
The bench was apprised that Khawaja brothers’ counsel Azam Nazir Tarar were abroad to attend a law conference. The court was requested to adjourn the matter till his arrival.
At this, the bench adjourned the hearing till November 26 and extended interim bail of both brothers as well.
The brothers had filed the bail petitions, saying that National Accountability Bureau had initiated various inquiries against them. They submitted that they were completely cooperating in investigations and they had furnished all the required record to the Bureau interrogators.But,despite that there was a possibility that the interrogators might arrest them, they added. They pleaded with the court to grant interim bail to them.
It is pertinent to mention that Khawaja Salman Rafique was involved in Paragon city scam only,whereas Khawaja Saad Rafique was not only involved in Paragon scam but Railways and Ashiana scams as well, as per NAB report submitted in the court earlier.

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