Pakistan

KARACHI – A video circulating on social media shows Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) newly elected member Sindh Assembly Imran Ali Shah thrashing a citizen in the middle of the road near Karachi stadium.

According to some social media users, Imran Shah allegedly thrashed the local man who tried to cross MPAs luxury vehicle.

MPAs guards also abused the citizen.

Meanwhile, PTI leader Faisal Vawda termed this act highly unacceptable behaviour in any case, saying no one is above the law. “I apologise on behalf of my party MPA and rest assured justice will be done and will make sure it’s not repeated again.”

PTI—during its election campaign—has advocated against VIP culture, movement and protocol. The chief of the party and PM-in-waiting Imran Khan has refused to take any protocol.

PTI has issued a show cause notice to MPA Imran Shah.

Netizens have lambasted the cruel behaviour of the MPA and demanded PTI to take stern disciplinary action against the culprit.

However, newly-elected MPA Dr Imran Ali Shah has given a clarification on Twitter and said: “Being a responsible citizen and a member of the provincial assembly I have more responsibility towards my people, The viraled clip is half-truth and misleading. I cannot turn a blind eye on someone doing injustice to a citizen for any reason.”