Housing scam: NAB Lahore summons Khawaja Saad Rafique today

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau Lahore has summoned Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique today (Thursday), media reported.

The minister has been summoned in reference to a corruption probe into a private housing scheme in Lahore.
Punjab’s Health Minister Khawaja Salman Rafique, who is Saad’s younger brother, has also been summoned in a separate probe on March 26, official said.
The province’s Health Secretary Najam Shah had appeared before NAB in the past week.

The anti-corruption body has been probing into corruption allegations against government officials in the province.

The Punjab government, on March 17, suspended Lahore Development Authority’s (LDA) former director general Ahad Cheema, who was arrested on February 21 in a case related to Ashiana-e-Iqbal housing project.
Cheema is accused of misusing his authority and with criminal intent, to award a contract of the Ashiana-e-Iqbal housing project of approximately Rs14 billion to Lahore Casa Developers — a joint-venture which was ineligible for the contract.