Lahore: Merrymaking MPA arrested
LAHORE: The police raided a ‘massage center’ in Defense Housing Authority late on Sunday night and arrested at least 10 men, including PPP MPA Sardar Shehzad Rasool Khan. All of them were found in objectionable condition with foreign girls, police sources said here on Monday.
The police investigators said Sardar Shehzad Rasool Khan of Pakistan Peoples Party (from PP-260, Muzaffargarh) and other nine men were also drunk at the time when the police raided the Massage Center (52-X, Block). The police also recovered imported liquor and other contrabands from their possession. Accordingly, the police produced all the 10 men including the MPA before a court and later released all of them after they secured bail from the court.
Late On Sunday night, the police raided the center and took the men to the Defense-A police station and put them behind the bar after registering two different cases against them. Police investigators said that Sardar Shehzad Rasool Khan exchanged hot words with the police raiding team when they tried to capture him.
“We arrested MPA Shahzad from a brothel-cum-massage center but released him after he secured bail from a local court,” Sub Inspector Inayat said told this reporter on Monday. When contacted repeatedly, MPA Shehzad was not available for his comments. According to the sources, Sardar Shahzad Rasool Khan Jatoi, son of Sardar Haji Rasool Bukhsh Khan Jatoi had been elected as Member Provincial Assembly of the Punjab in general elections 2008 and is functioning as Chairman, Standing Committee on Revenue, Relief & Consolidation.
Police sources said that the ‘business’ of brothel-cum-massage–center is flourishing in the posh localities of the City particularly in Defense, Model Town, Gulberg and Johar Town, where foreign girls including Chinese, Uzbek and Russian are employed as massagers. Police said that such massage centers have turned into prostitution hubs.
The police have already launched a campaign against brothels and massage centers to stop immoral and illegal activities in the City. Police said that they found the MPA drunk and in objectionable condition with a Chinese girl in a room as they raided the massage center and broke open the door. However, a PPP leader, requesting his name not be mentioned, said that the top officers serving in the City are actually the workers of the PML-N and they had personal grudge against the PPP members. “Had a PML-N MPA been arrested in such a case, the police would have released him with protocol,” he added.
It is worth mentioning here that a team of the Federal Investigations Agency (FIA) had raided a similar massage center in the DHA area and arrested three Uzbek girls some two months ago. During investigations, the Uzbek girls told the investigators that they many top politicians and senior officers were their regular ‘clients.’