LAHORE: Lahore’s National Account-abili-ty Bureau (NAB) has proposed that former railway minister and Pakistan’s Muslim League-Nawaz chief Khawaja Saad Rafique be closed for the purchasing of locomotives for lack of evidence.
According to an official, the recommendation was submitted to retired NAB Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal on Tuesday.
An inquiry against the leader of the main opposition party was launched by the anti-graft watchdog on a report that while he was railway minister, he had procured locomotives at exorbitant prices.
The official confirmed that NAB had agreed to end all of those cases in which it had no substantial evidence against the perpetrators.
Another NAB reference referring to the Paragon City housing project also faces Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique.
In September 2019, they were publicly arrested for graft. In this scenario, both brothers are on bail.
NAB accused the brothers of Rafique of creating a housing project by working in the name of Air Avenue as benamidars.
The project was later turned into a new housing scheme, Paragon City, an unlawful community as established by the NAB and not authorised by the Lahore Development Authority.
The two brothers were also accused by the anti-graft watchdog of earning monetary benefits of Rs58 million and Rs39m, respectively, from the housing corporation by proxy companies under the garb of consulting services.
The Rafique brothers deny the allegations.