Ex-Senate Chairman booked for slapping policeman


ISLAMABAD: Former Senate Chairman Nayyar Hussain Bukhari was booked in a case after he slapped a policeman over snap-checking in Islamabad.


According to our correspondent, Bukhari, who is a senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and a sitting senator, arrived at a local court where a police guard at the entrance wanted to conduct his snap checking.

Irked by the act, Bukhari slapped the police official and barged into the court, it was reported. “Don’t you know who am I?” Bukhari said, according to an eyewitness.

Meanwhile, IG Islamabad Tariq Masood ordered Bukhari’s arrest after police registered an FIR against him in F-8 police station of Islamabad.

Bukhari is a senior PPP leader from Islamabad and has served as Chairman of the Senate from March 2012 to March 2015.