Khawaja Saad Rafique injured in fire incident at Camp Jail barracks

PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique requests court to move him to Islamabad for NA session


​ Our Correspondent January 06, 2020
Khawaja Saad Rafique. PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique was injured in a stampede following a fire incident at the Camp Jail in Lahore late Sunday.

The fire erupted due to a short-circuit in electrical wires. The barracks houses National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) detainees.

Member National Assembly (MNA) Rafique and his brother, Member Punjab Assembly (MPA) Salman Rafique are currently in the anti-graft watchdog’s custody in an investigation pertaining to the Paragon City Housing scam.

On Monday, Saad was presented before an accountability court where he informed the bench of a minor head injury. “I was running towards safety when my head hit an iron rod,” said Saad and added that he experienced a concussion.

Saad lamented about eight hours of travel to Islamabad every day to attend National Assembly sessions and requested the bench to move him to a jail near the federal capital.

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