Farooq Bandial, a former PML-(N) lawmaker hit the headlines after news surfaced about him joining PTI. Farooq Bandial has a criminal background, he was proven guilty in case of raping Shabnam, an actress.
Farooq Bandial hails from Khushab and back in 1979, he was convicted of committing gang rape and armed dacoity of Shabnam at her house in Gulberg, Lahore. Farooq Bandial was given a death sentence by a Special Military Court for the offense. It is known that Farooq Bandial served as a lawmaker under the flag of PML-(N) for 20 years. He joined PTI yesterday and was expelled hours after there was a backlash on social media against such a move.
Here’s how social media reacted to Imran Khan kicking out Farooq Bandial from PTI
Ooops! Shahbaz Taseer has got a point here…
? deeja it was aseefa and bakhtawar that responded immediately! IK inducted a rapist and only because of public pressure asked him to leave. That’s not acknowledging a mistake it’s having to rectify it because you got called out! https://t.co/PpJ9u0x0aB
— Shahbaz Taseer (@ShahbazTaseer) June 1, 2018
Now that is thought-provoking indeed
Standards have fallen so much that we are now supposed to applaud a party when it expels a rapist it had welcomed into its fold just a short while ago https://t.co/zrMWw7vO8R
— Talat Aslam (@titojourno) May 31, 2018
However, Imran Khan is still being applauded for such a move
Farooq Bandial was rightly kicked out by PTI. At least Imran Khan had the courage to do that.
History tells us criminals/sectarian terrorists were given party tickets by party heads knowing fully well who they were bringing in. A change in the right direction ..
— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) May 31, 2018
One should not forget this
PTI workers protested against their own leadership over Farooq Bandial's joining in PTI and Imran Khan kicked him out of the party within a day. Farooq Bandial stayed in PMLN for 20 LONG YEARS and not even a single individual complained against his inclusion & stay in PMLN. ?
— Maleeha Hashmey (@MaleehaHashmey) May 31, 2018
Is he right?
Kicking out Bandial isn’t enough. If the Skipper is serious about leadership, he needs to act like a leader.
— WSK (@WajSKhan) May 31, 2018
There’s still a lot of backlash going on against him
After taking in bigots like Aamir Liaquat Husain, Imran Khan is also welcoming rapists now? Involved in 1979 rape of famous Bengali actress Shabnam, Farooq Bandial met Imran and joined PTI only to be expelled within hours amid social media backlash. pic.twitter.com/ewKGL5yPdT
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) May 31, 2018
This is the biggest question out there
The news clip says Farooq Bandial was given capital punishment then how is he alive? I’m a little bit confused pls 2 guide
— Garmi Mein Kharab Flerken (@Fay_Alif) May 31, 2018
Apparently, there are many loopholes in this case which reflect how vulnerable our judiciary system can be at some level. If Farooq Bandial was given the death sentence for the said offense by Military Court then how in the world he was serving as a lawmaker, representing a large party?
PML-(N)’s integrity as a political party has been called into question, plus why this matter was never heeded long before Farooq ever joined PTI? It simply shows how much ignorance prevails in the system. On the other hand, how can PTI not have a background on someone like him? How could they wipe off history and welcome such a man in their cult? Did they forsake being politically correct as a party?
Imran Khan’s picture with him is a major irony and it has distressed so many Pakistanis. People have clearly bashed the PTI Chairman and the party for such a move in the first place.