The driver of former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf was taken into custody after his official car hit and killed a motorcyclist in Islamabad on Saturday.
According to the police, Ashraf’s driver Abid Nawaz was behind the wheels of his official vehicle, when he collided with the motorcyclist on the Islamabad Expressway near Zero Point. The victim, Zeeshan Abbasi, was a constable in the Rawalpindi Police.
The people surrounded the vehicle soon after the accident and called the authorities, who later took Nawaz along with the vehicle to the Aabpara Police Station.
Abbasi was taken to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) but could not survive. The deceased was driving in the fast lane when he was hit by the car. The expressway has four lanes with an additional lane for cyclists and motorcyclists on each side. A video in this regard was also leaked on social media.
Aabpara Police Station SHO Inspector Khalid Mehmood Awan said that they had taken the driver as well as the car into custody and were registering a case of reckless driving against him.