An accountability court rejected acquittal pleas of former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique in Paragon Housing Society case.

Khawaja brothers had filed petitions for their acquittal and also challenged jurisdiction of the court in the case. Accountability Court Judge Jawad ul Hassan announced the decision, which was reserved in a previous hearing. The accountability court extended judicial remand of Khawaja Saad Rafique and Salman Rafique till Oct. 30.

The court directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to continue its work as the law. The court also summoned witnesses to record their statements in next hearing of the case.