Kashmala Tariq breaks silence on lethal crash at Islamabad’s Srinagar Highway

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The automobile that was hit by the convoy of Kashmala Tariq, the federal ombudsperson for cover in opposition to harassment of girls at office, at Srinagar Highway in Islamabad, Pakistan, February 2, 2021. Twitter/Architect Mubashir Tahir/by way of The News
  • Kashmala Tariq regrets her son being blamed, says he was within the automobile behind hers
  • Says “the driver was unable to control the car” and, due to this fact, crashed
  • Promises that “justice will be served but please don’t unjustly drag anyone’s child” into the matter

ISLAMABAD: Kashmala Tariq, the federal ombudsperson for cover in opposition to harassment of girls at office whose convoy was concerned in a lethal crash at Islamabad’s Srinagar Highway, has lastly damaged her silence on the incident that she claims her son is being unjustly dragged into.

Speaking concerning the crash that killed a minimum of 4 folks within the federal capital on Monday, Kashmala Tariq mentioned she was upset over the lack of lives of the youngsters who have been within the automobile that her convoy hit.

“We have children ourselves too. There is no substitute for human lives,” she burdened. “It was a terrible accident and I feel sadness in my heart for the children who lost their lives.”

“We were travelling in two vehicles. We left Lahore around 7pm yesterday and crossed the toll plaza at around 10:30pm. My husband and I were in the same vehicle.

‘What kind of media trial is this?’

The government official narrated that her car was jolted as they drove on the Kashmir Highway. “We skilled a sudden shock and push and bought injured. The driver was unable to regulate the automobile.

“It was a terrible accident,” she acknowledged.

Tariq mentioned her son was within the automobile behind hers, whereas she and her husband have been in the identical one. “This whole matter is being blamed on my son but the driver was unable to control the car.

The former lawmaker explained that everyone, including her son and her husband, had gone to the police station after the horrific crash in which her convoy was involved.

“My son was within the automobile behind us… I do not perceive what sort of media trial is that this. The CCTV video of the accident must be proven.

‘Justice shall be served’

“My son’s pictures are being broadcast and shared everywhere when, in fact, he was riding in the car behind us. If, in any way, this was our fault or had we been driving, then we bring our hands together to apologise.

“I’ve no phrases. Please do not misreport and present solely what’s is true,” Tariq added.

“Justice shall be served however please do not unjustly drag anybody’s little one” into the matter, she underscored, adding that neither her nor her family tried to escape the crash site. “In reality, we even known as an ambulance ourselves,” she added.

Children among four killed

At least four people were killed when five speeding vehicles of Tariq’s protocol allegedly broke a signal and crashed into a car and motorcycle on Islamabad’s Srinagar Highway.

Police confirmed that the vehicles in the former MNA’s protocol broke the sector G-11 traffic signal and collided into two vehicles, killing four people and injuring two others.

Police shifted Tariq’s husband, Waqas Khan, to the Ramna police station, while her son and others in the convoy fled the scene. A spokesperson said action would be taken against those responsible in accordance with the law.

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