Police arrest Abdul Qadir Gilani's guard who had shot dead motorist in Lahore

Published: October 9, 2014
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Gilani's guard shot Tahir after exchanging hot words. STOCK PHOTO

Gilani's guard shot Tahir after exchanging hot words. STOCK PHOTO

LAHORE: Lahore police arrested a guard in former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s son’s motorcade who had shot dead a young motorcyclist in Block Z of Defence early on Thursday morning .

Tahir Malik was riding a motorcyle with his brother, Waheed, through Defence in Lahore distributing meat among relatives when they crossed paths with the motorcade of Abdul Qadir Gilani, Yousaf Raza Gilani’s son. They exchanged hot words with one of the guards in Gilani’s motorcade following which one of the guards shot Tahir.

As a result, Tahir died on the spot.

Following the incident, family of the deceased boy, who was a B-Com graduate, reached the area and demanded that the police initiate legal action against Abdul Qadir Gilani and his guards.

After initial investigation, Defence A Police Station registered a case against Abdul Qadir Gilani and five guards on charges of killing of the motorcylist. FIR 918/14 was lodged under section 302 PPC, section 7 of Anti Terrorist Act and 109 (abetment) on the complaint of Tahir’s father.

After registering the FIR, police officials went to Gilani’s residence in Y-Block. Officials said that they could neither find the murder weapon nor Abdul Qadir Gilani.

DIG Operations Dr Haider Ashraf told The Express Tribune that SP CIA Umer Virk had been tasked to locate the former premier’s son by tracking his mobile phone. He added that police had acted according to law and registered an FIR. “We are trying to arrest the culprit.”

Virk told the media that they had apprehended Gilani’s guard Muhammad Khan and have impounded his gun and the car he was travelling in.

On the other hand, sources have claimed that the case was registered owing to the intervention of Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif who had taken notice of the incident. The chief minister has also sought a report from CCPO Lahore with directions to initiate actions against all those responsible.

It is pertinent to mention that two years ago, Abdul Qadir Gilani’s younger brother had been abducted from Multan and is yet to be recovered.

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Reader Comments (37)

  • Sheikh
    Oct 9, 2014 - 12:48AM

    These are our leaders of tomorrow. Who gave him the authority to have a motorcade anyway?

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  • jiyala
    Oct 9, 2014 - 12:58AM

    This is absolutely horrible. But we know what’s going to happen. Victim’s family is going to forgive the murderers after getting pressurized by them constantly. There’ll be some noise in media for a while, then everyone will forget and move on.

    Such is the life of a common citizen in Pakistan.

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  • Fatima
    Oct 9, 2014 - 1:06AM

    These cursed PPP and PML-N VIP protocols don’t even allow ambulances to pass. How much more proof does the Pakistani public need to realize that feudal and industrialist party rule is not democracy ?

    Say NO to status quo PPP PML-N type political parties. Stand for what is right, even if you stand alone. We are answerable to God alone.

    May the soul of the deceased martyr be in peace. May the Lord’s curse fall on these evil. VIP’s.

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  • Asif
    Oct 9, 2014 - 1:22AM

    Holding guard responsible only will be a big mistake CM Shabaz sahib. He was hired by Gilani and ultimately he is responsible. Recommend

  • Parvez
    Oct 9, 2014 - 1:24AM

    VVIP culture very much in the forefront…….another PPP-Z bigwig involved. Our law enforcement and our justice system being what they are, its a good guess that nothing will happen to Kadir Gillani …….. possibly the guard will face some discomfort and a story will be fabricated to confuse the matter and all will be forgotten.

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  • Saad
    Oct 9, 2014 - 1:27AM

    It is pertinent to mention that two years ago, Qadir Gilani’s younger brother had been abducted from Multan and is yet to be recovered>

    No its not. This has got nothing to do with his brother’s kidnapping.

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  • Omar
    Oct 9, 2014 - 1:29AM

    What kind of society we are living in? Are we humans or animals? These Pharaoh minded useless children of these kings/politicians will keep killing us like ants – we have to rise as a society to stop these sick minded killer.

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  • Nazir
    Oct 9, 2014 - 1:31AM

    Keeps happening and will keep happening until people will not wake up. These politicians and their guards must be publicly hanged to end their rule on us.

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  • nkhan
    Oct 9, 2014 - 1:40AM

    This is Pakistan… and our competent justice system dealing with VVIP…. so nothing will happen and the culprit will get bail easily…..

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  • bilal
    Oct 9, 2014 - 1:41AM

    and we call ourselves Islamic republic of Pakistan. shame on all of us who supports the real terrorists.

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  • PakPower
    Oct 9, 2014 - 1:45AM

    Sadly, there is no law for the rich and powerful in our country. Killing innocent people is like swatting flies for them.

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  • Oct 9, 2014 - 1:47AM

    Why is it “pertinent to mention that two years ago, [Abdul] Qadir Gilani’s younger brother had been abducted from Multan and is yet to be recovered?”

    What has that got to do with the murder of an innocent young man whose only crime seems to have been that he “exchanged hot words” with AQG’s guard after crossing paths with the princeling’s motorcade. Seems like a ploy to gain some sympathy for the spoiled brat.

    And why does Qadir Gilani even need a motorcade? It wasn’t long ago that he and his brothers used to be roaming around Lahore in a Santro.

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  • Ahmed
    Oct 9, 2014 - 1:47AM

    PTI dharna pressure, and current political scenario has resulted in quick FiR and quick arrests…. VIP culture has to be abolished if the country has to survive. VIP’s have to be abolished if the country has to survive.

    The VIP is a VIP because he looted a lot of Money, not because he is a great social worker, like Eidhi Sb, and others like him.

    All Pakistani’s are slaves to these Political parties and thier Families.

    There is no Democracy in Pakistan. It has always been ruled by corrupt, incompetent, incapable, ignorant mindset.

    Change has to come….

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  • Oct 9, 2014 - 1:50AM

    Arrest his son instead. Anything less is just muk-muka.

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  • Little Khan
    Oct 9, 2014 - 1:53AM

    Reminds me of that Pulp Fiction quote: The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

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  • Oct 9, 2014 - 1:55AM

    A son of VIP vs son of common Pakistani.

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  • shah
    Oct 9, 2014 - 2:01AM

    Oh My God. Biggest crime in this country is to cross motorcade of a politician’s son who (pretty obvious) happens to be a politician. Now please God save democracy and save Mr. Gillani, otherwise democracy may get de-railed.

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  • Amir
    Oct 9, 2014 - 2:01AM

    God knows when the fate of this country will change and it will get rid of the grip of these oppressors.

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  • Amb
    Oct 9, 2014 - 2:02AM

    Eid walle din. What a shame .put him in jail

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  • Farhan
    Oct 9, 2014 - 2:02AM

    I wish people stand and rise against oppressive forces in Pakistan. But will not until fire reach their own doorsteps.

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  • MJ
    Oct 9, 2014 - 2:23AM

    Another case where the victim’s family will be forced to accept blood money or threatened with consequences if they don’t drop the case. The victim’s family should keep a low profile and be very careful as they are not safe till this case becomes a “non-issue” like so many before this in our great democracy.

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  • muhammad ahmed khan
    Oct 9, 2014 - 2:25AM

    These are just summing up. Waiting for the last straw on the camel’s back !!!

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  • Arif
    Oct 9, 2014 - 2:37AM

    Only and only if public comes to street can save this country. Otherwise sufferings will continue as such. Nothing will happen to Gilani or his sons as nothing happened to murderers before.

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  • RK
    Oct 9, 2014 - 3:09AM

    Why is it pertinent? Does the fact that his brother has been abducted give them immunity? What has this fact to do with the news item? Sympathy? Should you also mention the time in 4th grade that he fell off his bike and had a boo-boo on his knee?

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  • Chachoo
    Oct 9, 2014 - 3:49AM

    But who will arrest Abdul Qadir Jilani?. Arresting a guard does not make much sense to me when the person who usually gave orders in such scenarios is living a scott free VIP life.

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  • City Dweller
    Oct 9, 2014 - 4:56AM

    This is absurd, and is simple, A manslaughter in the name of VIP protection and services. The world we are living today, is nothing more than a sheer false perception of, “everything is perfect and alright”, but the reality is quite different. We as people, as a community or, as a nation, have come to a point where, we have to now stand up for ourselves and each other.
    Are we going to do something about it or just going to live in the false perception of,”everything is alright and is non of my business”.

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  • Imran Ahsan Mirza
    Oct 9, 2014 - 5:27AM

    Let us see how our courts dispense justice this time.

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  • Blithe
    Oct 9, 2014 - 5:59AM

    It’s time we made Lahore gun free.
    Ifbone city can pull it off , it’s Lahore abd its peace loving citizens .

    And miscreants like TuQ should also not be given any quarter .

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  • SAL
    Oct 9, 2014 - 9:32AM

    @[email protected]:
    Don’t forget that before Sentro they used to ride on motor bikes

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  • SAL
    Oct 9, 2014 - 9:33AM

    New money in the hands of ‘New Kid on the Block’.

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  • Alia
    Oct 9, 2014 - 11:02AM

    This is what happens when you let animals run the country.

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  • sabah
    Oct 9, 2014 - 1:04PM

    i wish i die before i see any of these men or anyone blood related to them in the gov ever again.

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  • Kashif
    Oct 9, 2014 - 9:19PM

    A witness to the murder said that she actually saw Gilani himself shoot Tahir Malik and not the guard. The guard is the fall guy.

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  • Asta
    Oct 10, 2014 - 11:36AM

    Pakistani courts are under test (not sure they will succeed), these evils are continously in action, an educated public crowd is partially chaged gainst them. This is the time to fully chage up and eliminate these beasts – now or never

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  • Tahir Khan
    Oct 10, 2014 - 5:25PM

    I feel saddened for an innocent life taken so cruelly and hope that some justice will come of this. After all Pakistan is a muslim country and it has laws for murder. The LAW has to apply to everyone no matter their connections.

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  • Asif
    Oct 11, 2014 - 1:47PM

    Another Jehanzeb and another Lashari……………..probably.

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  • Fayyaz
    Oct 11, 2014 - 5:03PM

    PPP has been and continues to be the Scurge of Pakistan. Both in thieving and murdering. They put themselves, along with PML, about as royalty. This young man, may Allah subhanwattallah give him status of shaheed, is yet another victim of their tyranny! Down with VIP culture!!

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