PTI hands MPA Imran Shah 0.5m fine for ‘unacceptable behavior’
KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday directed its lawmaker to pay Rs500, 000 to Edhi Homes and provided free treatment to 20 patients in his hospital for his behavior which is “unacceptable to the Party and to the Society.”
The decision by Mrs. Rana Zaki Shamsi led Disciplinary Committee was announced by the PTI’s Karachi President, Firdous Shamim Naqvi, who said that the committee’s decision was endorsed by party leadership.
The issue of MPA Dr. Imran Ali of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf quarreling with one Mr. Dawood Chohan on the street in Karachi was received by this Disciplinary Committee from the PTT President Karachi, Mr. Firdous Shamim Naqvi on 10th August 2018.
“The case is that elected MPA of P11 from PS-179 on the day of nth August 2018 at approximate 6pm was caught on video slapping an individual in blue kurta shalwar in the presence of security guards. The video later went viral on all platforms of media nationally and internationally,” reads the report.
“Thereafter upon immediately realizing his mistake and ‘hiding out the identity of the man as Mr. Chohan, Dr. Inman went to his house along with Fri President Karachi, Mr. Firdous Shamim Naqvi and apologized to him in person in presence of two other persons. Mr. Chohan accepted his apology however the President PTI Karachi forwarded the case to three member Disciplinary Committee consisting of Chairperson of Disciplinary Committee Mrs. Rana Zaki Shamsi (Retd. AD)), Dr. Parvez Ghaffar and Mehmood Moulvi,” it reads.
In this respect Dr. Imran Ali was given a notice to appear before this Disciplinary Committee which he complied with and filed a statement regarding the incident and also submitted a video in support.
Dr. Imran also categorically apologized to the party, his colleagues, voters, supporters, family and friends in his statement.
“Every elected member of the National or Provincial Assembly of Pakistan must understand that once elected they represent not only their political party but this country we call Islamic Republic of Pakistan. This action of a representative of Pakistan/ MPA Dr. Imran Ali caused not only Pakistan Tehreek-e-lnsaf but the entire nation much shame.”
Citing Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad P.B.U.H that “A man is a guardian of his father’s property and is responsible for it…. So all of you are guardians and responsible for what is under your care”, the reports said in light of the statement and video produced before this Disciplinary Committee, the Committee “finds Dr. lmran’s behavior unacceptable to the Party and to the Society”.
No individual has the right to take law in their hands and there is an added responsibility over the people in power to especially make sure that the law is at all times enforced and never abused.
“Therefore, considering all the circumstances Dr. lmran is hereby directed to pay Rupees 5 Lakh (Rupees Five Lakh) in the Edhi Homes and Orphanage Centers from his own pocket and to provide free treatment to 20 (Twenty) orthopedic patients recommended by Edhi Trust at his own clinic.”
Dr. lmran is also hereby admonished vide this order that upon receiving any other applications/complaints against him in the future of such behavior, the Committee shall recommend to the party that your name be struck off from the Party Membership Register.