Police stop president Mamnoon's convoy in Lahore, detain two drivers

CCPO Amin Wains says drivers of two cars in the motorcade were driving slower than required


News Desk February 26, 2016
President Mamnoon Hussain. PHOTO: FILE

Lahore police have detained two drivers from President Mamnoon Hussain's convoy who appeared to drive slow deliberately, Express News reported on Friday.

President Mamnoon was returning from a local hotel after attending a ceremony during his daylong visit to Punjab's provincial capital.

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According to Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Amin Wains, drivers of the two cars in the motorcade were driving slower than required.

The police subsequently blocked the convoy in the cantonment area and detained the two drivers for questioning.

On February 22, officials said security for the president and his family had been tightened ahead of his decision on a mercy plea by Mumtaz Qadri, the self-confessed killer of Punjab’s former governor Salmaan Taseer.

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Qadri, a former police commando, assassinated Taseer in Islamabad’s Kohsar Market on January 4, 2011 for his support to a blasphemy accused.

An anti-terrorism court convicted and condemned him to death – a ruling also upheld by the Islamabad High Court and Supreme Court.

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