Punjab

CM Shehbaz Sharif meets elderly couple that was manhandled by Police

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has met the elderly couple who, few days ago, was manhandled by Multan police on Thursday. The CM asked 75 year old victim Muhammad Idrees and Naseem Bibi about the details of the incident and offered his sympathy and support and assured them of justice.
Afterwards, CM ordered the dismissal of the DSP, SHO and ASI of the relevant police circle who were more or less involved in the incident.
 

وزیراعلیٰ پنجاب محمد شہبازشریف سے ملتان میں پولیس تشدد کا نشانہ بننے والے بزرگ جوڑے کی ملاقات۔ pic.twitter.com/aJkPo4r53q
— Govt Of The Punjab (@GovtOfPunjab) November 23, 2017
Shehbaz Sharif also directed the authorities to treat couple’s sick daughter Madiha. A committee was formed to investigate the issue which was earlier directed to present the report in seven days but later, Shehbaz Sharif directed the P & D member Babar Hayat and Board of Revenue committee’s senior member to present the report within 24 hours.
 

متعلقہ سرکل کے ڈی ایس پی ، ایس ایچ او ، سب انسپکٹر اور اے ایس آئی کو ملازمت سے برطرف کرنے کا حکم۔ pic.twitter.com/RGBqLlQXAd
— Govt Of The Punjab (@GovtOfPunjab) November 23, 2017
Multan police had manhandled the 75 year old elderly couple who were protesting against 5.06 canal land grab by an MDA official a few days ago.
The incident highlighted Punjab Police’s barbaric and unethical approach to handling matters. The elderly couple was dragged on the road and was thrown in police van like criminals.
The couple had repeatedly requested the police to not act in the manner they were acting but the SHO and other police officials didn’t pay any heed.