No corruption, irregularities mentioned in Railways audit report: Saad Rafique

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Saad Rafique

LAHORE: Former railways minister and PML-N’s MNA Khawaja Saad Rafique Wednesday submitted a reply in the Supreme Court regarding the audit para on monetary losses suffered by Pakistan Railways.
The reply was submitted by his counsel in the apex court in the case pertaining to monetary losses suffered by Pakistan Railways. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard at the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry.
Khawaja Saad Rafique was presented before the bench by the NAB officials.
The counsel for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader claimed that no corruption or irregularities had been mentioned in the audit paras. When the the chief justice remarked that there have been losses, the Rafique’s counsel said, “These aren’t losses but debt that is being carried over for the past 65 years.”
The bench then directed the auditor general and federal government to submit replies on Rafique’s response.
Saad Rafique told that federal government used to pay Rs58 million as pension funds before him. However during his time, he claimed, the railways gave Rs21 million as pension. “Kindly appreciate this time.”
The chief justice replied, “You will be appreciated when the matter is resolved.”

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