PTI MPA Dr. Imran Ali Shah has been the subject of much debate around VIP culture, bureaucratic privilege and the state of justice in Naya Pakistan. A day ago a disturbing video emerged showing the lawmaker beating another man quite ruthlessly. He defended his actions by saying that man he beat, Mr. Dawood Chauhan, had misbehaved with another person during an altercation on the road and that Shah himself cannot tolerate anyone misbehaving with a poor man or ‘ghareeb admi’ as he called him. PTI also issued a show-cause notice, which made everyone feel that there was finally some accountability. Shah publically apologized as well.
PPP leader Nabil Gabol slapped a common citizen and PPP didn’t take action against him.
Now PTI MPA Imran Ali Shah slapped a common citizen. So PTI shouldn’t act like PPP. Imran Khan should give justice to common citizen by removing this MPA from PTI.#KickImranShahOutOfPTI
— یاسر کا وزیراعظم عمران خان (@YaSiR___kHaN) August 15, 2018
#KickImranShahOutOfPTI Sending party notice is an eye wash. Quick action is required??? Pmln used to do same. What is difference???
— ASB (@ahmad9998) August 15, 2018
I am simply amazed to see the response of insafians on this HT #KickImranShahOutOfPTI
This is ” Real Tabdeeli ” .
People are getting aware of their rights and they are rejecting the status quo within PTI as well . Insafians who are participating in this HT deserve salute .
— Dr Ayesha (@DrAyeshaNaveed) August 15, 2018
We didn’t worry about the credibility of your candidates @ImranKhanPTI
because you said so but this is no way. You took vote in the name of “Tabdeeli” and being your voter we believed in your vision.
No sorry, no applogy matters. We don’t need such people.#KickImranShahOutOfPTI
— Fatima Khalid (@Fatumma7) August 15, 2018
There is certainly a greater degree of self-reflection that has come in with PTI’s government. Self-reflection at the level of the supporters is what will create better accountability in the country.
Dr.Rehana Shah has made some claims of unacceptable violent behavior that she suffered at the hands of Dr. Imran Ali Shah as well. Dr. Rehana is the Orthopedic Head at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital in Karachi and is also the stepmother of the defamed PTI MPA. Here is what she had to say about her experiences with him:
The only thing that comes to mind is: Yikes! Trouble in terms of his alleged past actions seems to have crept up at Dr. Imran Shah’s back with top speed. This is a lot of controversy for a lawmaker of the leading party in the Government of Pakistan, who has just taken oath last week.
While we wait for these claims to be corroborated with further information let us know your thoughts on the issue.