Gujrat(Pakistan), August 11: A boy named Hamid was allegedly killed by the former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Elite Force motorcade on Friday. Hamid, 9-year-old, was a resident of Rehmat Abad town of Lala Musa. Locals alleged the vehicles of the Elite force did not stop after running over Hamid to save his life. The motorcade was reportedly heading towards Lahore. The incident enraged the local resident who later raised slogans against Nawaz Sharif.
After the news hit the headlines, daughter of ex-PM Maryam Sharif tried to extinguish the anger. In a tweet, she wrote,” Extremely sad incident of death of a child being reported. Local leadership has been asked to reach out to & assist the family without delay”.
As per media reports, Law Minister of the Province said the convoy was heading slowly and an enquiry was ordered into the matter. The boy was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The boy’s father was also admitted to the hospital who lost his conscious after seeing the dead body of his son. The convoy had started its journey from the hometown of Lahore.
Nawaz Sharif was on his campaign after the Supreme Court disqualified him to become the member of the National Assembly. On Friday, he questioned the decision of the apex court. Sharif was quoted by The Dawn, “This is the third time they have done this to me,” he said. “First a president removed me, then Pervez Musharraf, a dictator, removed me, and now the judiciary has removed me. Tell me, what should we do now? Should I sit at home? Or should I fight this injustice?”