ISLAMABAD: Drunk on power, Kashmala Tariq’s protocol vehicles including a government car broke a traffic light and killed four people after driving recklessly in sector G-11, Islamabad.
Waqas Khan, who recently married Kashmala Tariq in an uber-luxurious ceremony was also present in the cars.
Kashmala Tariq currently serves as the Federal Ombudsperson for Protection against Harassment of Women while hubby Waqas Khan owns the Best Western Hotels in Pakistan.
The five vehicles giving protocol to Kashmala Tariq, her hubby and son Azlan Khan crashed into another vehicle and motorcycle.
The Pakistan Daily can confirm that Ms Kashmala Tariq’s son and husband were present in a Lexus with a number plate of WX 077 while an official government Fortuner with a green number plate of GAH 555 was also present at the scene.
The incident initially came to light when footage of the accident began circulating on social media.
The police confirmed that the former MNA’s protocol vehicles broke the sector G-11 traffic signal and collided into two vehicles, killing four people and injuring two others.
Islamabad police official further added in their tweets: “A tragic accident took place at the G11 signal in which four people lost their lives and two are injured and shifted to the hospital. The Police and traffic police are at the spot. The police is trying to contact the families of deceased and injured.”
Added that: “The driver and vehicle are in police custody. The police will act in accordance with law and proceed legally against those responsible.”
One of the vehicles had a government number plate, the police said. Tariq’s husband and son were also in one of the vehicles.
Police shifted Tariq’s husband Waqas Khan to the Ramna police station, while her son and others in the convoy fled the scene.
Sources have told The Pakistan Daily that Waqas Khan is a very powerful and influential man with strong ties to not only senior government officials but also organised criminals which is why any punitive action against him is highly unlikely.
However, a police spokesperson said that action will be taken against those responsible in accordance with the law.