SC adjourns hearing on Khawaja brothers’ bail pleas for indefinite time period
ISLAMABAD – Supreme Court (SC) on Monday has adjourned the hearing of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khwaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique’s bail pleas without any proceeding.
Details say a two-member bench headed by Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan heard the case.
During the hearing, assistant of Khwaja brothers’ lawyer Ashtar Ausaf appeared before the court and told that he skipped the proceedings because the counsel was unwell.
On April 26, the NAB Lahore had approved filing of a reference against the Khwaja brothers and Nadeem Zia for the alleged corruption.
Qaiser Amin Butt, the director of Paragon Housing Society, was also included in the inquiry initiated by the NAB, and arrested in November last year. Later, he agreed to turn approver against the Khwaja brothers and Zia.
On December 11, 2018, Khwaja brothers were detained by the accountability bureau after the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected their bail plea.