Army official files FIR against PPP lawmaker for alleged assault | Pakistan

 Pakistan Peoples Party MPA Tariq Masood Arain. Photo: File

KARACHI: Police on Tuesday registered a case against Pakistan Peoples Party MPA Tariq Masood Arain and his 12 armed guards over charges of attempted murder.

According to the registered first information report (FIR), the provincial lawmaker’s guards allegedly assaulted security squad of the family of Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Shahid Baig Mirza.

The FIR registered on a complaint of army Havaldaar Fahimullah Jan with Darakhshan Police, said that four men in a car tried to obstruct the protocol of the corps commander’s family near Saba Avenue, upon which the personnel instructed them to stop in view of checking their vehicle.

The four men failed to produce their CNICs.

Jan alleged that two of the four men, Moon and Asad, called a person named Tariq, who sent two vehicles with 15 to 18 men holding sub-machine guns (SMGs).

According to the FIR, one person, identified as Manzoor, who arrived with the gunmen in a Land Cruiser threatened and beat up members of the VIP security squad. Their accomplice, later identified as Jehangir, and others assaulted sepoys Arif, Ali Jan and the complainant.

The men beat the security staffers and snatched two official SMGs and two magazines, the complainant alleged, adding that he and two other members of the security squad were treated at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Complex due to serious injuries. 

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