ISLAMABAD: Former railways minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique were released on bail by the Supreme Court (SC) in the Paragon City corruption case on Tuesday, Dawn reported. To this effect, the apex court directed the brothers to submit surety bonds worth PKR 3 million each.
A two-judge bench of the SC, headed by Justice Maqbool Baqar heard a plea submitted by the Khawaja brothers against the rejection of their post-arrest bail petitions by the Lahore High Court (LHC).
During the course of proceedings, Justice Baqar maintained that the handling of the corruption reference revealed that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) either lacked the capacity or its intention were doubtful.
In response, Khawaja brothers’ senior counsel Amjad Pervez stated that his clients had remained behind bars for the last 16 months after they were arrested by NAB on July 18, 2018. He added that the two men had cooperated with the bureau on every occasion.