Student on way to exam centre lands in lockup
KARACHI, June 21(Dawn): A jittery class XI student travelling in a minibus to
his examination centre on Wednesday landed in a police lockup following a
quarrel with a traffic police official who had stopped the vehicle for violating
The traffic policeman stopped the minibus on Sharea Faisal
near the Karsaz bus stop and asked the driver to show his documents so that he
could be booked for committing a traffic offence. When the driver told the
police that he did not have any papers, 'negotiations' began between the police
officials and the driver.
When the process prolonged, the passengers
started agitating. A first year (commerce) student, Zulfiqar, was in a hurry to
reach his centre and take his English examination. He got off the minibus and
started arguing with traffic police ASI Ghulam Haider, asking him to expedite
the 'negotiations' as he was getting late.
"We have come to know that
Ghulam Haider abused Zulfiqar, who got provoked and a violent fight ensued. The
ASI had his nose bone broken in the fistfight," the SSP Investigation Zone-II,
Niaz Khoso, said.
An FIR (332/07) was registered by the operation
wing of the Sharea Faisal police station against Zulfiqar on the complaint of
ASI Ghulam Haider and Zulfiqar was put into the police lockup.
would review his case, and if law permitted, he would be released soon on bail
so that he could take his remaining tests, the SSP Investigation said.