KARACHI: On Saturday, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Karachi’s Disciplinary Committee declared its verdict in the inquiry held against MPA Dr Imran Shah for assaulting a Karachi citizen.
The committee announced that Shah will donate Rs 0.5 million Rs as a ‘fine’ to the Edhi Homes Orphanage Centres and also provide free medical treatment to 20 orthopaedic patients recommended by Edhi Trust.
The committee has also warned Shah that any further misdemeanour on his part will lead to his expulsion from the party.
Imran Shah had also visited the victim to apologise in person.
Referring to the incident, the MPA said he “never wanted to take the law in [his] hand (sic), however, it was in a spur of a moment that I momentarily lost my cool and reacted in a way that brought embarrassment to my position, my party and my supporters”.
Statement before Supreme Court
Shah had on Monday also sought a pardon from the Supreme Court. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had earlier taken suo motu notice of the incident and required Shah to furnish his reply within three days.
“It is humbly submitted that reply of the answering respondent (Imran Ali Shah) be accepted and he may please be pardoned and exonerated,” said a reply moved by Mr Shah while tendering an unconditional apology.
In his reply, Mr Shah claimed that he had no intention to assault or use criminal force against anyone and that in the manner he acted on that day was to exercise the right of self-defence.
A video went viral on social media showing newly elected member of Provincial Assembly Sindh, Imran Ali Shah from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf beating hell out over Karachi citizen today at the middle of road.
According to Newsone, Imran Shah thrashed a local man as he was trying to cross his luxurious vehicle.
Imran Ali was elected from PS-129 Karachi at PTI’s ticket.
The guards also used force against the citizen.
However, PTI senior leader Faisal Vawda clarified that this behavior is not acceptable and justice would be served.
“I apologise on behalf of my party MPA and rest assured justice will be done and will make sure it’s not repeated again.”