Rebutting the Federal Ombudsman Kashmala Tariq’s claims, a survivor of the tragic Islamabad car accident confirmed in a video message that her son Azlan Khan was the one driving the car.
Four young men were killed and two others injured when a vehicle of the family of Tariq trampled a car in the capital. As per reports, the accident took place on Srinagar Highway late Monday night.
Mujibur Rehman’s video statement came in following the claims made by Tariq that it was not her son driving the vehicle that caused the accident.
The Islamabad accident survivor testified on Wednesday that he has himself seen Kashmala Tariq’s son, Azlan, driving that car. The surviving accident victim Rehman appealed to Prime Minister Imran Khan to do justice in the matter.
One of the vehicles had a government number plate with five vehicles reportedly part of the VIP motorcade. Islamabad police confirmed that the former MNA’s protocol vehicles broke the sector G-11 traffic signal and collided into two vehicles. However, it was not clear in the CCTV footage whether the vehicles broke the signal or not.
Moreover, sources confirmed that Tariq’s husband Waqas Khan, and son Azlan were also sitting in one of the vehicles. The police reportedly detained her husband, while her son and others flee the scene.
Kashmala Tariq’s son acquires pre-arrest bail
Tariq’s son obtained bail prior to the arrest. More so, he appeared in the court of Additional Sessions, Judge Mohammad Sohail. He granted him bail before arrest against surety bonds of Rs50,000 till February 16.
While addressing the media trial on Tuesday, Tariq said her son was not driving the vehicle that hit the car as the media ‘claims’. The ombudswoman claimed that her son was traveling in another vehicle driven by another driver. She demanded that the footage of the Safe City Project be released to prove her son’s innocence.
Who are the victims of the accident?
The deceased are identified as Anis Ahmed, 22, Farooq Ahmed, 23, Hayder Ali, 22, and Malik Adil 23, the police said. In an interview with the friend, and relatives of the victims, it was revealed that Farooq was the eldest son of his house with a younger brother.
He was the sole breadwinner of his family and was going for a government job interview with his friends. Whereas, Anis was going for his NTS test. All the victims belonged to poor households, and their families are left behind devastated and helpless.
Tariq was previously married to Tariq Rasheed, a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, and Azlan is their son. After the CCTV footage of the incident released, police registered a case against her son in Model Police Station Ramna.
On the other hand, Tariq maintained that her son is innocent. Meanwhile, Pakistanis are not ready to believe her. In addition to this, they demand strict action against her son.
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