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LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has re-summoned Railways Minister Khwaja Saad Rafique for June 21 in the Paragon City corruption case.

“The NAB has re-summoned Khwaja brothers – Saad Rafique and Salman Rafique (Punjab health minister) – for June 21 and June 22, respectively, in the Paragon City Housing corruption case,” an official source told Dawn on Friday.

The NAB had sought an explanation from the two brothers about their ‘dubious’ land deal with the Paragon Housing Society, he said. The land deal is regarding exchange of their (Khwaja brothers) 50-kanal piece of land with developed plots measuring 40 kanal in Paragon Housing Society through an agreement.

“The NAB has asked the Khwaja brothers to tell it a ‘formula’ under which they got 40 kanals of developed plots (in Paragon) in exchange of a piece of raw land (in 2016),” the source said.

The Khwaja brothers were of the view that the land exchange in question had been made legally as they were paying development charges of the land.

The NAB believes that the Khwaja brothers should not get more than 16 kanals if this deal would have been made on existing market practices.

Published in Dawn, May 26th, 2018

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