PPP demands Murad Saeed’s resignation over Motorway gang-rape
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The PPP on Thursday demanded the resignation of Federal Communication Minister Murad Saeed for the failure to hand over the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway to the National Highways and Motorway Police which resulted in the gang-rape of a woman in Lahore, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
As PPP Information Secretary Nafisa Shah made the demand public, she also urged Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to tender resignation, saying the selected government made the entire country unsafe.
Such incidents on important highways were a question mark for the selected government, she added.
Nafisa said the issue would be raised in the Parliament and called for a thorough investigation into the reports that the request for new inductions in the National Highways and Motorway Police was repeatedly rejected.
Earlier, 24NewsHD TV channel in a report said that the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway was operational for the last six months but had not been handed over to the National Highways and Motorway Police due to the negligence of the National Highway Authority (NHA).
Hence, there is no mechanism and structure for security patrolling on the motorway. It is said that the NHA had written a letter on the subject to the IG office of the National Highways and Motorway Police but there has been no progress so far.
Reacting to the gruesome crime, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif earlier in the day said the incident represented national shame and called for immediate and effective investigation and prosecution. One would to have answer the question that whose incompetence made the motorway an insecure place when it was once considered a symbol of save travel.
Similarly, Siraj warned that they would announce their future course of action if the culprits were not arrested within 48 hours. The country was being ruled by the law of jungle and wolves, said the JI chief as he blasted the government on the issue.