A video showing PTI lawmaker Dr.Imran Ali Shah beating up a citizen in Karachi quickly went viral on social media a day ago. The party issued a show-cause notice to Shah yesterday, urging him to give his side of the story within 24 hours. So many things have lapsed since the video went viral today that we decided to compile it and make sense of the situation and what it means for the state of justice in Naya Pakistan.
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PTI MPA Imran Shah (PS-129) sharing his stance on the incident happened today. Does it justify his action?
Posted by The Times of Karachi on Tuesday, August 14, 2018
We leave you to decide whether you agree with what he says and whether you agree with his apology. But we are wondering why he would constantly say ‘bahut he ghareeb admi lag raha tha’. Why would you even say that?
Welcome to Naya Pakistan. Doctor Imran Shah apologized
Posted by Patwaran on Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Not sure about you, but we are certainly wondering why there is no voice in this video.
Other side of the story of today's incident. Although Dr.Imran Shah has apologised unconditionally but see what the victim says about the incident. Via: @Rehan AhmedYour views ???
Posted by Fixit on Tuesday, August 14, 2018
All these videos have shown a glimpse of the potential role social media will play in terms of justice in Naya Pakistan. The public apology is definitely something new. It creates a more transparent sense of accountability for the citizens of the country. However, the video of an MPA with his entourage of guards, beating up a fellow citizen in such a way is still quite disconcerting to see. Hoping the issue is resolved soon.
And, while we wait for more updates. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!