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Cops suspended for asking a Judge to follow law on Motorway

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Two cops of the National Highways and Motorway Police were suspended for asking a judge to follow the law and not to travel on Sialkot Motorway that was closed due to foggy weather.

The Sialkot-Lahore Motorway was closed for traffic because to dense fog three days ago. A judge of an anti-terrorism court and his police squad crossed the Motorway barrier at Muridke interchange forcibly and entered the Sialkot Motorway at 8:30 am.

After receiving a call from the NHMP headquarters, two patrolling officers, Shakir Ali and Haider Ali stopped the car of judge at the next interchange and issued challans the vehicles for violating the motorway law.

A video clip circulating on social media also shows the patrolling officers who stopped the judge’s convoy and preparing challan of the vehicles, according to Dawn.com

The judge was annoyed over stopping of his convoy and he allegedly threatened to start proceedings against the patrolling officers under terrorism sections for stopping him.

Motorway Police officials and social media users have termed the suspension of patrolling officers unlawful and a violation of the law. They said that the cops were just enforcing the law.

Javed Mahmood
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I am an experienced writer, analyst, and author. My exposure in English journalism spans more than 28 years. In the past, I have been working with daily The Muslim (Lahore Bureau), daily Business Recorder (Lahore/Islamabad Bureaus), Daily Times, Islamabad, daily The Nation (Lahore and Karachi). With daily The Nation, I have served as Resident Editor, Karachi. Since 2009, I have been working as a Freelance Writer/Editor for American organizations.

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