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Khawaja Saad Rafique

Khawaja Saad Rafique was born on 4 November 1962 in Lahore, Pakistan to Begum Farhat Rafique and Khawaja Mohammad Rafiq. … Rafique enrolled at the M.A.O College and made a transfer to Punjab University in 1982. He graduated with a BA in Political science in 1984, and later attained MA in Political science in 1986.

Khawaja Saad Rafique started his political career as a student leader representing Muslim Student Federation, from MAO College Lahore in early 1980s, and later on joined the PML-N.

In Pakistani general elections, 1997, Rafique participated in the elections on the PML-N’s ticket and elected as the member of Provincial Assembly of the Punjab for the first time. He was appointed as Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Youth Affairs by then Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, but his tenure was terminated by General Pervez Musharraf after the latter 1999 Pakistani coup d’état. He was among the PML-N leaders who confronted Musharraf in the absence of Nawaz Sharif.

In Pakistani general elections, 2002, Rafique elected as member of National Assembly from Constituency NA-119 for the first time. During the period, he served as president of PML-N Punjab.