Islamabad police raid dance party, arrest over 40 including 22 girls

Published: April 28, 2018
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Bottles of alcohol also seized during the raid. PHOTO: APP/FILE

Bottles of alcohol also seized during the raid. PHOTO: APP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad police on Saturday morning raided a farmhouse on the outskirts of the capital and arrested over 40 young men and women allegedly involved in obscene and suspicious activities.

22 girls and 25 boys were arrested from the farmhouse near Islamabad’s Bhara Kahu area. Bottles of alcohol were also seized during the raid.

A video obtained by The Express Tribune revealed some of the women arrested complained of injuries that were caused as a result of being manhandled by police officials during the raid.

Police said the raid was conducted at 7:30 on Saturday morning at the farmhouse of one Raja Kamran located in Phulgran village on Simly Dam Road, near Bhara Kahu.

An initial police report on the arrest reviewed by The Express Tribune said that when the law-enforcement personnel raided the farmhouse, they found the occupants involved suspicious and vulgar activities.

The police however said, some of those arrested sustained minor injuries as they were misbehaving with the officials and resisting arrest. Police said while the men had been locked up, the women would be kept at the women police station or sent to judicial custody if they are not released on bail.

Police raid dance party at Islamabad hotel, arrest 50

Last year, Islamabad police raided a dance party in G-5 area and arrested at least 50 people.

The orders for the raid were issued by Assistant Commissioner Capt. (Retd) Shoaib Ali. Police officials said many men and women were dancing and playing music on loudspeakers and were also smoking tobacco and sheesha at the hotel.

In the raid, police rounded up 34 men and 16 women and booked them for “obscene acts and songs” and for violating the amplifier and the tobacco control laws.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • Kamran
    Apr 28, 2018 - 1:15PM

    Good work by the police. Police in Pakistan should continue acting like this against all type of crimes.Recommend

  • Imran
    Apr 28, 2018 - 2:15PM

    Raiding dance parties, and arresting couple from hotels etc is most efficient performance of Pakistan police as they always come in time. Recommend

  • Ann
    Apr 28, 2018 - 2:19PM

    And what’s the crime hereRecommend

  • Sheraz
    Apr 28, 2018 - 2:46PM

    Excellent stepRecommend

  • Rashida Silat
    Apr 28, 2018 - 7:07PM

    Excellent work by policemen.
    They also trying to stop robbers. Doing whatever they can. Tv should be controlled too. No excuse for drugs or alcohol or vulgarity.
    It is Pakistan. Do not like leave the country go to Dubai or come to USA.Recommend

  • Prof
    Apr 28, 2018 - 9:31PM

    When rowdy and obscene behavour is visible outside of any premises it does not remain private; it becomes public and as such law does not condone it. Public consumption of alcohol is illegal. Unless people can change laws they dislike they must abide by them.Recommend

  • Hasan Shah
    Apr 28, 2018 - 10:40PM

    @Rashida Silat:

    Tv should be controlled too.

    It seems like we could do with more personal responsibility, rather than blaming TV or foreign culture, we should raise our own children better.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Apr 28, 2018 - 11:35PM

    I’m surprised the police has time for this.Anyway,a sad story.Recommend

  • AHS
    Apr 29, 2018 - 12:24AM

    @Rashida Silat:
    ignorance is Bliss does not matter how well you are educated but that it is your type of mentality is what has destroyed any decency left to personnel rights in Pakistan Recommend

  • Davis D Jacob
    Apr 29, 2018 - 12:41AM

    dear sir/madam…do not arrest them these children let them enjoy and arrest those mafia DAN ex-PM and present PM recover all money and put them in jail c class.Recommend

  • Bilal
    Apr 29, 2018 - 2:10AM

    Police will raid dance parties now?? Wtffff, somebody needs to give these morons a reality check.
    Wtf is wrong with institutions in our country, they need to catch some criminals instead of ruining fun for kids.Recommend

  • Ali Anwar
    Apr 29, 2018 - 3:02AM

    @Sheraz:
    Waste of police time and resources. Should focus on actual heinous crimes taking place regularly. Recommend

  • Ali Anwar
    Apr 29, 2018 - 3:05AM

    @Rashida Silat:
    No thank you. It is better for all of us if you leave.Recommend

  • Avtar
    Apr 29, 2018 - 7:05AM

    How is this a public place when the event was held at some farmhouse? The owner of the farmhouse should be charged?Recommend

  • Babar
    Apr 30, 2018 - 4:36AM

    @Kamran:
    How is this a crime. Young people gathered in a private farm house listening to music and enjoying themselves. What is wrong with that Maulvi Sahib? Were they molesting an underage boy like Maulvis do? Or raping a minor girl?Recommend

  • kdp
    May 2, 2018 - 8:22PM

    @Kamran:
    What type of crime those young people committed? They are easy target for “Moral” policingRecommend

  • kdp
    May 2, 2018 - 8:27PM

    @Ali Anwar:
    Where will she go? S Arabia comes to mind. However their women started driving and can watch movies so pretty soon she many not have any place to go toRecommend

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