Punjab CM takes notice of elderly man being locked up for placing hand on lady cop’s head

LAHORE, Jan 11 (INP): Punjab Chief Minster Usman Buzdar on Friday took notice of an elderly man being locked up for placing his hand on DPO Pakpattan Maria Mahmood’s head and sought a report regarding the matter from Regional Police Officer (RPO) of Sahiwal.

A day earlier, DPO Pakpattan Maria Mahmood was present for an open court hearing when 70-year-old Anjuman-e-Tajran President Sufi Muhammad Rasheed placed his hand on her head. Irked by the move, Mahmood told off the elderly man and officials shifted him to a station. A case was registered against Rasheed by the SHO.

Today, the Punjab chief minister took notice of the incident and sought a report regarding the matter from Sahiwal RPO. Buzdar directed the RPO to investigate the incident and submit a report within 48 hours. A video of the incident also went viral on social media. In the video, Mahmood can be heard telling Rasheed, “I am only respecting you because of your age.” Traders had protested over Mahmood’s reaction following which he was released. INP/AJ