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Paragon housing scam: NAB arrests former PML-N MPA Qaiser Butt

F.P. Report

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday arrested former MPA of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Qaiser Amin Butt in a Paragon Housing Society scam.

According to reports, the former lawmaker has had 15-year long partnership with PML-N stalwart Khawaja Saad Rafique in the housing project.

Last month, Khawaja Saad Rafique appeared before a NAB team to answer its queries over his alleged involvement in the Paragon Housing Society corruption scandal.

NAB had launched an investigation into the scandal after protests by dozens of victims against the housing society fraud.

Former Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general Ahad Khan Cheema and others are in custody over the allegations of corruption in Ashiana Iqbal Housing Society scam.

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had also been questioned by the NAB in the scam. He has been accused of ordering cancellation of contract of Aashiana-e-Iqbal to a successful bidder, leading to award of the contract to other builder, which resulted into a loss of Rs 193 million approximately,” the notice reads.

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