Traffic official suspended after forcefully clearing path for Sheikh Rasheed

Published: August 28, 2018
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Railway Minister says he could remove the encroachments, if he wanted to.

PHOTO:FILE

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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Reader Comments (4)

  • Sami
    Aug 29, 2018 - 2:51PM

    Once again a police officer is suspended in naya pakistanRecommend

  • Mubashir
    Aug 29, 2018 - 7:42PM

    Same old story. Why do they need a police escort? Does the police not have better things to do? What happened to PTI promises?Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Aug 30, 2018 - 12:51PM

    The traffic guy did nothing wrong. The motorcycles were blocking the road and he simply made room for the traffic.Recommend

  • Khan
    Aug 30, 2018 - 1:28PM

    Poor guy! in the end policeman had to bear the brunt. So much for ‘naya Pakistan’Recommend

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