Saad Rafique seeks accountability court to shift him to Islamabad

LAHORE: (HRNW) Former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique on Monday petitioned an accountability court here for his shifting to Islamabad, ARY News reported.

PML-N stalwart Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique facing charges in Paragon Housing scam were produced before the accountability court in Lahore today.

The court also granted permission to Khawaja Saad Rafique to attend the National Assembly session.

Rafique in his petition informed the court about a fire incident at his jail barrack in which he sustained injury after his head hit an iron rod during the fire. He requested to the court to declare a premises in Islamabad as sub jail to shift him over there adding that he could not travel eight hours to attend a session of the assembly.

The court during the hearing also warned Qaisar Ameen Butt, an approver in the case, over his failure to appear before the court in the case hearing today.

The judge also expressed his resentment over late appearance of the NAB investigation officer in the case.

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