Rawalpindi - A scion of former PPP state minister for defence mercilessly tortured a traffic warden on road when all the law enforcement agencies were on red alert during a VVIP route for Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif at Golra Mor on Peshawar Road, sources told to The Nation on Thursday. Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Shoaib Khurram Janbaz reached the spot and ordered police to register a case against the accused for taking law into his hand and torturing an officer in uniform.

They said the VVIP route was in place for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif when traffic warden Tasadaq stopped vehicle of Haider, son of PPP Attock stalwart Sardar Saleem Haider Khan over violation of the route.  “However, the son of PPP leader instead to apologize started beating the warden,” the sources said. Later, the sources said, the warden later in the police station settled the dispute with the accused without bringing it into the notice of CTO. Taking action, the CTO suspended the warden for succumbing to pressure.