A Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA on Sunday registered a case against a bus hostess following a quarrel with her on Motorway II at Bhera Terminal.
The Bhera Police, in an attempt to appease the ruling party’s woman legislator, quickly registered a case against the hostess who was also allegedly beaten up by MPA Nighat Sheikh of Garhi Shahu.
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif directed the IGP to conduct an impartial inquiry into the incident. On the instructions of the chief minister, the case against the bus hostess had been discharged and the police had been directed to submit a report after conducting investigation on merit, said a handout.
Sargodha Regional Police Officer Muhammad Tahir said that a passenger bus of a local company was on its way from Murree to Lahore when Nighat Sheikh, who was travelling along with her family, asked the hostess for water. He said both of them started quarreling following which the passenger informed the police and submitted an application seeking case under Section 506 of PPC.
He said the police recorded statements of other passengers and were still investigating the matter. He was not clear if a case had been registered against the hostess.
A police source said the case was lodged against Iqra Nawaz under the same section by the police and she was kept under the police custody for some time.
A source in the National Highways and Motorways Police said that the MPA rang up the Sargodha DPO following quarrel and the police rushed to the spot. He said the women first exchanged a word on board the bus after the MPA complained that the hostess did not timely provide water, and later at the terminal.
Quoting some passengers, the source said the MPA slapped the hostess in the washroom of the terminal. The source said the police took both of them to the police station after mediation efforts by the Motorway police bore no fruit.