Not so fast: Ex-minister Saad Rafique fined for over-speeding


Motorway police on Sunday fined former federal minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique for over-speeding.

According to details, the ex-minister for railways was traveling on the Islamabad-Lahore Motorway in his white Prado which was escorted by a black Vigo. Both the vehicles were speeding at 144 km per hour while the speed limit was 120 km/hour.

The motorway police stopped Rafique near Ravi Toll Plaza and fined him Rs750 for over-speeding. It was reported that the former minister cooperated with the police and asked them to hurry up the process as he was a little late to reach Punjab Assembly session and witness the election of the new chief minister.

Rafique is not the first PML-N leader to have been at the receiving end of a challan by the Motor Way Police as back on June 11, former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi took a picture with police officials after he was charged with a traffic fine.

The erstwhile premier’s vehicle was stopped by Motorway Police near Lahore’s Ravi Toll Plaza and fined Rs750 for speeding. The car, however, was being driven by Abbasi’s driver, Syed Maqsood. After being issued a speeding ticket, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader obliged a request by the police officials for a picture.

The M2 motorway, which is 375 km long, and connects Lahore to Islamabad-Rawalpindi. It passes through Kala Shah Kaku, Sheikhupura, Khanqah Dogran, Kot Sarwar, Pindi Bhattian, Salem, Lilla, Kot Momin, Kallar Kahar, Balksar, Nila Dulha and Chakri.


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