Khawar Maneka Controversy: Social media admonishes PM chosen CM Punjab led government for patronizing elite

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DPO refused to tender apology to Khawar, saying the police was not at fault over intercepting him.

(WebDesk) - Social media austerely criticizes the transfer of the DPO of Pak Pattan who had stopped and fined the former husband Khawar Maneka of the first Lady Buhra Imran of speeding and is slammed with the transfer after he refuses to apologize to him on his place.

According to the media reports from police sources, the district police officer (DPO) Rizwan Gondal of Pakpattan was reportedly transferred after he intercepted Khawar Maneka, former husband of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s wife, for speeding. Gondal tried to stop Khawar at a checkpoint on August 23 but he did not stop. However, they chased his vehicle and managed to intercept him. The ex-husband of the first lady misbehaved with the police and hurled expletives at them when they stopped him.

Later, Gondal and the Regional Police Officer were summoned by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his 7-Club Road office and told to go to Maneka’s Dera (village outhouse) and apologise to him.The DPO refused to tender the pressured apology to Khawar, saying the police was not at fault over intercepting him.

Gondal was then notified as OSD by the Punjab Inspector General of Police Syed Kaleem Imam, reportedly for refusing to seek an apology from Khawar.

Social media reprimands the Kaptaan’s chosen Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and his new government of Naya Pakistan over punishing an upright and dutiful police official for not seeking apology to a land lord and a political heavy weight who have ties with the ruling elite.

By Mehreen Fatima