Firdous Ashiq Awan Faces Issues As Slapping Policemen Video Goes Viral
SIALKOT – The police have filed a case against Firdous Ashiq Awan, a member of the Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP), for assaulting a police officer on duty at a polling station in Sialkot during the general elections on February 8.
The incident, captured on video, has been circulating on social media, prompting action from Sialkot’s Sadar Police, who registered a case against Firdous based on a complaint lodged by ASI Amjad.
According to the First Information Report (FIR), Firdous allegedly misbehaved and physically assaulted the police officer on duty at the Government High School Gana Kalan in Sialkot’s NA-70 constituency.
In response to the incident, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has taken notice and requested an explanation from Firdous. She is scheduled to appear before the ECP on Monday to address the matter. Additionally, the ECP has summoned the concerned police officer to present his account of the events.
The video capturing the altercation has stirred public attention, with many expressing their concerns about the behavior of political figures during the electoral process. The legal proceedings initiated by the police and the ECP reflect the significance of maintaining decorum and respecting the rule of law during election activities.
This incident adds to the challenges faced by political figures in ensuring a smooth and fair electoral process. The ECP’s involvement underscores its commitment to upholding the integrity of elections and addressing any instances of misconduct or violence.
As the legal proceedings unfold, it remains to be seen how this incident will impact the public perception of political leaders and their adherence to ethical conduct during elections. The outcome of the case and any subsequent actions taken by the ECP will likely contribute to shaping the narrative around the incident and its implications for future electoral processes.