‘PML-N MNA acquitted’

THIS is with reference to the news item, ‘PML-N MNA acquitted’ (July 25). The lawmaker or lawbreaker (Anjum Aqeel Khan) was charged with having escaped from police custody, but was acquitted because he surrendered to the police of his own accord, his lawyer claiming that he had been forcibly taken away by certain people.

So far so good. What is surprising is that even the ‘certain people’ (13 party activists) were also acquitted. Also, no action has been taken against the 12 police officials (witnesses for the prosecution) who ‘earlier recorded their statements against the accused, but later backtracked from the allegation’.

So everyone will be happy, no one being punished for this gross violation of the law.



Published in DAWN, August 1, 2012