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  • NAB summons Saad and Salman in Paragon case

    LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday summoned Federal Railways Minister Khwaja Saad Rafique and his younger brother, Punjab Health Minister Khwaja Salman Rafique, in Paragon Housing Scheme ‘corruption’ case...

    Earlier, Saad Rafique told the Supreme Court that he had no connection with the Paragon scheme...

  • Paragon chief’s brothers held in Ashiana scam

    LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore on Friday arrested two more suspects in the Rs14 billion Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing Society scam...

    According to officials, NAB arrested Munir Zia and Umer Zia, brothers of chief executive of Paragon City Nadim Zia...

  • NAB again summons Saad Rafique, his brother in Paragon case

    The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday summoned Federal Railways Minister Khwaja Saad Rafique and his younger brother, Punjab Health Minister Khwaja Salman Rafique, in connection with the Paragon Housing Scheme ‘corruption’ case...

    NAB had launched an investigation in November last year into a mega land scam involving Khwaja Saad Rafique’s Paragon Housing Society in Lahore and the Punjab Land Development Company (PLDC)... ...

  • NAB wants to lay hand on ‘true owner’ of Paragon scheme

    LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore on Thursday reacted coldly to the plea bargain of Paragon Housing Society Director Qaiser Amin Butt as it is keener to lay hand on its ‘true beneficial owner’...

    Second, NAB is not legally bound to entertain the PB of a suspect as it is more concerned to unearth the true beneficial owner of the illegal Paragon Housing Society,” a NAB official told Dawn...

  • Paragon Housing scam: Khawaja brothers sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand

    An accountability court in Lahore on Saturday sent the Khwaja brothers to jail on 14-day judicial remand after rejecting the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) request for an extension in the physical remand of the two in the Paragon Housing scam case...

    Saad and Salman Rafique were taken into custody by NAB on Dec 11 after their request for bail was turned down by the Lahore High Court...

  • NAB files reference against Khawajas in Paragon case

    LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday filed a reference in an accountability court against former railways minister Khwaja Saad Rafiq, his brother former provincial minister Salman Rafiq and three others in the Paragon City scam...

    2 million approximately from M/s Paragon City (pvt) Limited in their bank accounts and they failed to account for the illegal gains...

  • Arrest warrants for three suspects in Paragon case

    LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday issued warrants for the arrest of three co-suspects in the Paragon City scam against former railways minister Khwaja Saad Rafiq and his brother Khwaja Salman Rafiq...

    2 million approximately from M/s Paragon City (pvt) Limited in their bank accounts and they failed to account for the illegal gains...

  • Khwajas indicted in Paragon case

    LAHORE: An accountability court on Wednesday indicted former railways minister Khwaja Saad Rafiq and his brother, former provincial minister Salman Rafiq in Paragon City case...

    2 million approximately from M/s Paragon City (pvt) Limited in their bank accounts...

  • NAB seeks expunging of tough SC observations in Paragon City verdict

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday pleaded that the Supreme Court review, recall and expunge certain strong observations made by the court from its July 20 verdict in the Paragon City corruption case...

    The petition was filed on behalf of NAB chairman Javed Iqbal as well as NAB Lahore’s director general seeking review of the judgment in which the court had held that NAB’s conduct in dealing with the...

  • Powers for LGs

    But while Part V of the Constitution lays down an elaborate framework for the distribution of legislative, administrative and financial powers between the federation and provinces, the Constitution leaves it to the provincial legislatures to regulate relations with the LGs...

    Interestingly, recognising the significance of the LGs and anticipating the possible friction between them and the state on matters related to the distribution...

  • Over Rs800m of Kohistan funds unspent due to absence of LGs

    PESHAWAR: The Rs829 million development funds allocated for Kohistan during the last three years haven’t been spent due to the absence of local bodies in the province’s most backward district...

    Billions of rupees have spent on the development activities carried out through three tiers of the local government system, including district, tehsil/town and village and neighborhood councils in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • CM orders shifting of projects to relevant LGs

    PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has directed the provincial local government department to shift the infrastructure schemes, which were within its purview till now, to the relevant local governments in the province...

    He was chairing a meeting to discuss development schemes under the Annual Development Programme (ADP) for financial year 2015-16 here on Friday
  • LGs to spend uplift funds of their own free will: PTI

    PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf central information secretary Naeemul Haq on Saturday said the upcoming local bodies would bring about a real revolution in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by spending billions of rupees on development schemes without the government’s interference...

    “The local governments will bring backward areas on par with developed ones in the province,” he said during a Peshawar Press Club programme here
  • Councillors decry delay in formation of LGs

    SWABI: The elected local government representatives from various political parties have decried the delay in the transfer of power to the people’s representatives, saying this is causing unrest among them and people as well...

    The local body elections were held on May 30, while re-polling had taken place in various districts soon after Eidul Fitr
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