Air commodore’s treatment of cops sparks social media outrage

Two traffic wardens were threatened by armed personnel after ticketing a woman for improper parking

News Desk April 26, 2018

The rule of law was subjugated as two traffic wardens were confronted by a retired air commodore and air force personnel at Mall Road in Rawalpindi, according to a report on a private news channel.

According to the report, the traffic wardens on duty were about to fine a woman for a parking violation when Air Commodore (retd) Ziaur Rehman appeared with armed air force personnel.

The situation then escalated, with fiery language being used after the wardens refused to take orders from the ex-air force officer and the other air force men.

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In the video, after a civilian bystander questions the air force officials’ high handedness, the official approaches him. Another person asks whether the official “was going to attack a civilian”, to which the official repeatedly replies in the affirmative.

The report criticised the retired and serving officials for influencing the rule of law and questioned why taxpayers’ money is been spent on such alleged abuses of power. The report also cited the examples of the martyred Rashid Minhas and the gallant efforts of Air Commodore Sattar Alvi as heroes who brought honour to the Pakistan Air Force, in comparison to what was seen in the clip.

The report also stated that while the air force spokesperson was unavailable, Group Captain Nadeem said that a compromise had been reached. The woman in the car was about to be fined for a parking infraction when she lost her temper, but the dispute reached a compromise, the report quoted the officer as saying.

The report also cited other examples of senior officials punishing traffic police officials for doing their jobs.




Pindi King | 3 years ago | Reply @Uy: You are absolutely wrong. At times people on the basis of their present or past position resist law enforcers ........ had this AirCmdr accepted his fault the matter would never have escalated to this bitter level.
khan | 3 years ago | Reply @Uy Probably you too want to use such force (Cheap behaviour) when you get a chance to show it but thankfully Pakistan is moving towards rule of law. This Gunda Gardi that you advocate won't be tolerated in the future Insha Allah
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