Islamabad: Police register FIR against 8 people
ISLAMABAD: The Aabpara Police Monday registered cases against eight people, including daughter-in-law and three sons of Tariq Khakwani, a deputy secretary at the National Assembly, for allegedly thrashing a lady doctor and staff of the Federal Government Services Hospital (FGSH) on Saturday evening, police said. Tariq Khakwani had been personal staff officer to Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani when he was speaker of the National Assembly, sources said. Police, quoting the written complaint of Dr. Masood Malik Wasti, assistant director (emergency) at the FGSH, said that Dr. Riffat Pasha was on duty as CMO when a woman, later identified as Meeran Sharif, wife of Gohar Khakwani and daughter-in-law of Tariq Khakwani, came to the hospital and asked her to vaccinate her minor daughter. The lady doctor refused to vaccinate her because it was bought from the open market. The woman called her husband after quarrelling with the CMO.
According to the complainant, her husband, identified as Gohar Khan Khakwani, along with six others, including Suleman, Yahya and Daud, sons of Tariq Khakwani, Shaikh Wahab, son of Shaikh Wamik and Majid, son of Javaid Khan, reached the hospital and started thrashing the CMO and other staff members after ransacking the emergency ward. They also beat an officer of ‘Rescue–15’ as he tried to mediate and left the hospital saying that they would show their power later, the complainant added.
Consequently, doctors went on strike demanding registration of cases against the alleged attackers but police, succumbing to the pressure, didn’t take any action against them. On Monday, doctors of the Federal Government Services Hospital staged a sit-in protest at China Chowk for more than three hours. The doctors action committee demanded registration of an FIR and arrest of the alleged attackers. Finally, police registered cases against eight people, including sons and daughter-in-law of the deputy secretary, under Sections 353, 186, 147, 149 and 427 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) but no arrest was made till the filing of this report.