Traffic official suspended after forcefully clearing path for Sheikh Rasheed

Locals protested in the area after incident


News Desk August 28, 2018
Railway Minister says he could remove the encroachments, if he wanted to. PHOTO:FILE

Minister of Railways Sheikh Rasheed got involved in a dispute with local traders after a traffic warden knocked over parked motorcycles to clear a path for the minister's vehicle, Express News reported.

The incident in Rawalpindi's Bohra bazaar, which is situated on the road leading to Lal Haveli, led a top traffic police official to suspend the warden.



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During the dispute, the minister reportedly said that as he was a minister, he could remove the "encroachments" if he wanted to. The traders retorted that they also wanted the encroachments to be removed, however, they haven't been removed as yet.

Locals later protested against the warden damaging private property in the area and also blocked the road.

 

 

 

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Khan | 1 year ago | Reply | Recommend Poor guy! in the end policeman had to bear the brunt. So much for 'naya Pakistan'
Pakistani | 1 year ago | Reply | Recommend The traffic guy did nothing wrong. The motorcycles were blocking the road and he simply made room for the traffic.
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