Lahore police arrested on Thursday the son of former state minister for foreign affairs accused of killing a teenager.
A minor boy was gunned down by the son of a former federal minister over a trivial matter in the Cavalry Ground area late on Wednesday night.
According to details, Mustafa Kanju, son of former minister Siddique Khan Kanju, shot dead a 12-year-old boy, reportedly the son of a widow, following a minor car accident. Kanju was reportedly accompanied by seven gunmen but witnesses said that Mustafa had pulled the handgun’s trigger that claimed the life of the minor boy and injured another passerby. The accused was allegedly under the influence of alcohol.
DIG Operations Dr Haider Ashraf told Pakistan Today that police had taken into custody Mustafa’s gunmen while efforts were being made to arrest the main accused who had fled the scene after the shooting incident.
Ashraf said that police had registered an FIR [First Information Report] against Mustafa, adding that sections related to terrorism had also been added to the case.
“We will ensure justice to the minor child’s family no matter how influential the accused’s family is,” he said.
This is not the first time that the city has witnessed such arrogance and abuse of power by scions of political families.
On October 9, 2014, a youth was killed after a guard deployed with former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s son Abdul Qadir Gilani fired on him following a quarrel near PTCL Exchange on Main Ghazi Road in Defence.
The victim’s family alleged that Qadir Gilani’s guard fired on Malik Tahir for trying to overtake their vehicle.
Police said 24-year-old Malik Tahir of Wapda Town was going on a motorbike in Y Block of DHA along with his brother Waheed at the time of the incident.