Eating at public place in Ramazan Police beat up 2 persons
[Dawn] The capital police beat up two persons at Daman-e-Koh for having 'soft drinks' during the time of fasting.
The incident was reported to Inspector General of Police (IGP) who has assured to take action against the officials, Dawn has learnt.
The victim Anwar Abbas, while talking to Dawn said that on Friday at around 2pm he went to Daman-e-Koh along with his friend Malik Saeed and was having soft drink in his car.
Mr Abbas said: "I was not fasting and knowing that it would be ethically incorrect to have drink in front of people so I chose a place where no one was present.
"In the meantime, a police constable came and said taking drinks during fasting is a violation of Ramazan Act and a serious crime," he said adding he told him (constable) that he was not fasting and taking drinks at an isolated place where no one was present. "I also told him that it was not their job to stop anyone from eating during the time of fasting but constable insisted that he has to implement the teachings of Islam," he said.
"The constable called two other police officials and they took us to the nearby police post," he said adding "at the check post heated arguments ensued and they removed their belts and started beating us."
After a while, when the coppers felt that the situation was getting out of control, they let them go.
The victims said they reported the matter to the Kohsar police SHO and then to the capital IG Bani Amin Khan who assured them that action would be taken against the police officials.
On the other hand, the police officials have started offering apologies and their seniors are also approaching us to withdraw the complaint against the officials, he said.
A police officer requesting anonymity said that the act of police officials was against the law and ethics. "We condemn when Taliban do the same act but now police are doing it in federal capital which shows the presence of hardliners in the law enforcement agencies," he said.
Human Rights Activist, Tahira Abdullah condemned the police brutality and said Zia ul Haq
...the creepy-looking former dictator of Pakistain. Zia was an Islamic nutball who imposed his nutballery on the rest of the country with the enthusiastic assistance of the nation's religious parties, which are populated by other nutballs. He was appointed Chief of Army Staff in 1976 by Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, whom he hanged when he seized power. His time in office was a period of repression, with hundreds of thousands of political rivals, minorities, and journalists executed or tortured, including senior general officers convicted in coup-d'état plots, who would normally be above the law. As part of his alliance with the religious parties, his government helped run the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan, providing safe havens, American equipiment, Saudi money, and Pak handlers to selected mujaheddin. Zia died along with several of his top generals and admirals and the then United States Ambassador to Pakistain Arnold Lewis Raphel when he was assassinated in a suspicious air crash near Bahawalpur in 1988...
's regime first disallowed eating at public places in daytime during Ramazan.
"We have to involve 180 million people and build a consensus for a Pakistain the Quaid-e-Azam dreamt," she said.
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