Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique sustained minor injuries after fire broke out in Lahore Camp Jail.
Khawaja Saad Rafique hurt after fire broke out at National Accountability Bureau (NAB) barracks on Sunday.
The publication reported that the fire had occurred due to a short circuit outside the room of Fawad Hassan Fawad.
Panic among the prisoners started as soon as the fire broke out.
“Due to a lack of jail staff, Saad Rafique started banging the bars of his cell and sustained a minor head injury when his head struck against the bar,” said the report.
Jail Superintendent Asadullah Wrraich claimed that Saad injured because he panicked when the fire ensued.
Authorities said that jail doctor provided the PML-N leader with first aid after which he was shifted back to his jail cell once fire was extinguished.
According to the jailer, a “small fire” which put off by the staff.
According to the details, there are up to 30 inmates in the NAB barracks including Saad Rafique who is facing charges of corruption in Paragon Housing scam.
It reported that the short circuit had occurred due to the overuse of electric heater.
Earlier, Khawaja Saad Rafique’s release on parole approved.
According to the details, the PML-N leader submitted a plea to deputy commissioner, seeking to release him on parole for funeral and burial of his mother-in-law.
The concerned authorities approved his bail on parole for three days (from October 27 to October 29).
Earlier, Accountability Court (AC) rejected Khawaja brothers’ acquittal pleas.
It extended their judicial remand till October 30 in Paragon Housing Society reference.
On April 26, the NAB Lahore approved filing of a reference against Khawaja brothers for the alleged corruption.