National Highways & Pakistan Motorway Police is the most efficient and corruption free department of Pakistan. You will notice the officers of NH&MP perform their duties very efficiently on every occasion and in every condition. They do 24/7 round the clock patrolling on Highways and Motorways. If you are travelling on road and in any distress just make a call on 130 and within a few minutes you will find motorway police with you. Every Pakistani is proud to have a police like Pakistan Motorway Police in their country.
There is no VIP culture in motorway police; they deal everybody without any discrimination and fear. On 10th September 2016, Motorway Police officers signaled two over speeding cars to stop near Jahangira, but they ignore the stop sign and fled away. NH&MP Officers chased and stopped the said cars near Khairabad. The drivers of the cars revealed that they belong to security forces. They were in civvies and claimed that they are Pakistan Army’s captains named Captain Qasim and Captain Daniyal. On their introduction NH&MP officers refused to oblige them and ask to issue challan ticket as per their violations. On this Captain Qasim got enraged and pointed his 9 mm pistol on police officers. One of these captains made a mobile call and within few minutes 25-26 army men on army official vehicles reached at the spot. They all were armed with rifles and batons, a Major of Pakistan Army identified as major Zafran was leading them.
On arrival at the scene the army personnel assaulted the officers with butts and batons. Later on, the army personnel forcibly took the police officers PO Mohsin Turi, PO Atif Khattak, APO Jalal Shah and Shahzeb in their official vehicles to Attock fort along with Motorway Police’s official vehicles. In Attock Fort the NH&MP officers were detained for considerable time in wrongful confinement before being release by the intervention of the senior officers.
PO Atif Khattak, APO Jalal Shah and Shahzeb were reffered to DHQ Hospital Nowshehra for medico legal report and treatment. On the written complaint of PO Atif Khattak an FIR No. 1114 dated 10-09-2016 has been registered under sections 279, 186, 353, 506, 365, 342, 148 and 149 of Pakistan Penal Code in the Police station Akora Khattak district Nowshehra.
The whole matter is under investigation. According to daily times, the contacted Col. Shahid of Pakistan Army, “he told that an inquiry has been initiated regarding this matter. He said those found guilty would be punished as per the law”
The behavior of Army captains is very disgusting, inhuman and intolerable. People love their army because they are the protectors of the nation, but, if they behave like this they will lose their respect and credibility.
Everything which is happened is not good for the image of Pakistan, the high ups from both departments; Pakistan Army and Pakistan Motorway Police are conducting inquiries on this whole matter and I am sure they blameworthy will be punished according to the law.
Update: According to ISPR the matter of scuffle between officials of Pakistan Motorway Police and Pakistan Army Officers is being investigated. Law will take its course in disposing the case and justice will be done.