On Monday, Lahore accountability court extended Khawaja Saad Rafique’s judicial remand in the Paragon Housing case.
He will remain in judicial custody till December 23.
Judge Jawadul Hasaan heard the case on Monday. During the hearing, Saad Rafique said that an open court trial is every person’s right, but his trial has been closed. Reporters aren’t even being allowed in the courtroom, he asserted.
He said the truth is being concealed from the people. The police stop reporters, lawyers and supporters from entering the courtroom each time, he accused. The judge then ordered that the reporters and lawyers be allowed in court.
If you can’t handle the security here, I’ll call in the Rangers, said Judge Hassan.
The court also approved Saad Rafique’s request to attend the National Assembly session. It extended his remand till December 23.