‘Show’ of power: FIR lodged against two ‘nephews of Imran’

They are accused of abusing, assaulting and threatening a traffic warden

Our Correspondent July 02, 2015
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LAHORE: An FIR has been registered against two of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan’s nephews at the Lahore Racecourse Police Station when they allegedly abused, assaulted and threatened a traffic warden, who stopped them from violating traffic rules on Wednesday.

“The accused, Azeem and Abdullah, were stopped by traffic warden Shakeel for not wearing seatbelts while driving on the Canal Road, upon which they started squabbling with the warden,” Duty Police Officer (DPO) told The Express Tribune.

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He said that the complainant, warden Shakeel, alleged that despite wearing seatbelt on his request, Azeem and Abdulllah started misbehaving with him, abused him and later manhandled him as well.

Shakeel then called in other wardens in the area, who then brought the two men to the Racecourse Police Station where the accused Azeem and Abdullah, residents of Zaman Park – the same locality where the PTI chairman lives – told the station police that “Imran Khan is their maternal uncle”.

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The DPO said at the same time the accused changed their statement, claiming that “Imran Khan is their paternal uncle”.

The accused were under police custody and would be presented before a court on Thursday (today), the DPO said.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 2nd, 2015. 


Asif | 8 years ago | Reply Its true they are nephews of Imran Khan but they also happen to be sons of PMLN MPA Inam Ullah Niazi. Its amazing how media plays ppl so easily. Anyways neither Uncle nor their Father can be blamed for what they did. Yes if they come forward to save them then thats another story. But Inam Ullah Niazi belongs to PMLN not PTI.
Jhoota | 8 years ago | Reply I see a hand of Justice Iftikhar, Justice Ramday, Najam Sethi, Geo, General Kiyani, Nawaz Sharif, US, UK, ROs, POs behind this deadly controversy. I have all the proofs in my pocket but will only give so to an independent commission investigating this.
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