At least four people lost their lives on Feb 2, after five speeding vehicles of Federal Ombudsperson for Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplaces Kashmala Tariq’s protocol broke a signal and smashed into a car and motorcycle. Surprisingly, the families of the two deceased victims pardon Kashmala’s son and driver on Tuesday.
The accident took place on Srinagar Highway in Islamabad. As per details, the former MNA’s protocol vehicles broke the sector G-11 traffic signal. Consequently, it collided with two vehicles, killing four people and leaving two injured. Injured patients have immediately shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Hospital.
According to the police, the families submitted separate affidavits to the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge (West) Mohammad Sohail Fazil during the hearing of a plea for bail-before-arrest obtained by Ms. Tariq’s son.
Besides this, Police officials said investigators had requested the court to cancel the bail. Also, give physical remand of the accused to them. However, the counsel for the accused sought time till afternoon and later brought the families of the two deceased, Farooq Ahmed and Adil.
Parents have no objection to the bail
The families submitted separate affidavits, stating they were parents and legal heirs of the deceased.
Moreover, the affidavits said as per their information, the Lexus was being driven by Tariq’s driver, not her son. It said they do not want any legal action against her driver and son.
Parents claim they have no objection to their release by saying
“For the sake of Allah, we have no objection over the release of her driver and son on bail, quash the case and discharge them from the case”.
Later, the court issued an order stating that the parents of deceased Farooq Ahmed and Adil Abbasi got their affidavits submitted. The court asked them to come up one by one. Contents of the affidavits were read over and explained to them in Urdu. Subsequently, all of them verified the contents and the thumb impressions.
In a rather shocking turn of events, the parents categorically stated that they had pardoned the accused. More so, they do not mind if they were released on bail.
Police officials said:
“To nullify the case completely, two more affidavits would be needed from the families of other two deceased”.
On Feb 2, four people lost their lives after five speeding vehicles of Kashmala Tariq’s protocol crashed into a car and motorcycle on the Srinagar Highway in Islamabad.
The police also confirmed that the protocol vehicles broke the sector G-11 traffic signal and collided with two vehicles. Leaving four dead and two injured.
One of the vehicles had a government number plate, the police said. Tariq’s husband and son were also in one of the vehicles.
It is pertinent to mention that two days after the tragic accident, a survivor confirms in a video message that Tariq’s son Azlan Khan was the one driving the car.
گاڑی کشمالا طارق کا بیٹا اذلان چلارہا تھا۔ زخمی نوجوان آنکھوں دیکھا حال بتا رہے ہیں۔ pic.twitter.com/3zziJXCpOQ
— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) February 3, 2021
Meanwhile, Tariq maintained that her son is innocent, and rather blamed her driver for the accident. Meanwhile, Pakistanis demand strict action against her son.
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