Rebutting the statements of Federal Ombudsman Kashmala Tariq, in a video message, a survivor of the tragic Islamabad car accident confirmed that her son Azlan Khan was the one driving the car.
Four young men were killed and two others were wounded when a Tariq family vehicle struck a vehicle in the capital. The accident took place late on Monday night on Srinagar Highway.
The video statement from Mujibur Rehman followed Tariq’s accusations that it was not her son driving the vehicle that caused the accident.
On Wednesday, he testified that he saw his son, Azlan, driving his car. Rehman, the surviving victim of the crash, called on Prime Minister Imran Khan to do justice in the matter.
گاڑی کشمالا طارق کا بیٹا اذلان چلارہا تھا۔ زخمی نوجوان آنکھوں دیکھا حال بتا رہے ہیں۔ pic.twitter.com/3zziJXCpOQ
— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) February 3, 2021
A government number plate with five cars, allegedly part of the VIP motorcade, was one of the vehicles. Islamabad police reported that the former MNA protocol vehicles had broken the traffic signal in the G-11 sector and collided with two vehicles. In the CCTV video, however, it was not clear whether or not the vehicles broke the signal.
In addition, sources reported that Waqas Khan, Tariq’s husband, and Azlan’s son, were also sitting in one of the vehicles. Police allegedly arrested her husband, while her son and others were fleeing the scene.
The son of Kashmala Tariq wins pre-arrest bail
Prior to the arrest, Tariq’s son was granted bail. In addition, Judge Mohammad Sohail appeared before the Court of Additional Sessions. Before his detention, he granted him bail against security bonds of Rs50,000 until 16 February.
Tariq said her son was not driving the vehicle that hit the car when addressing the media trial on Tuesday, as the media’ reports ‘. The ombudswoman believed that her son was being driven by another driver in a different car. She requested that the Safe City Project footage be released to prove the innocence of her son.
Who were the victims of the crash?
The dead were identified by the police as Anis Ahmed, 22, Farooq Ahmed, 23, Hayder Ali, 22, and Malik Adil, 23. It was revealed in an interview with a friend and relatives of the victims that Farooq was the eldest son with a younger brother in his household.
He was his family’s main breadwinner and was going to his mates for a government work interview. Whereas, for his NTS exam, Anis went. All the victims belonged to poor households, and the distraught and weak left their families behind.
Tariq was formerly married to a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Tariq Rasheed, and Azlan is their son. Following the release of the CCTV footage of the incident, police reported a case against her son at Ramna Model Police Station.
Tariq insisted, meanwhile, that her son was innocent. Pakistanis are not, however, prepared to believe and demand strict action against their son.