PESHAWAR: A traffic warden was reportedly beaten up by a lawyer on Warsak Road within the jurisdiction of Michni Gate police station on Thursday. Both men engaged in a heated exchange of words after the lawyer was caught driving the wrong way. The traffic warden, identified as Shah Wali, said that Farmanullah Advocate, got infuriated after he fined him and tried to issue him a challan. But the lawyer accused the warden of ‘kicking’ his vehicle and assaulting him verbally before the scuffle. Police later arrested the lawyer sparking a demonstration by lawyers on Khyber Road which was closed for all kinds of traffic for hours. They, however, dispersed after a team of lawyers negotiated the matter with the police and secured the release of the advocate.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 3rd, 2017.