Inside story behind murder at MG Motors Lahore

In an exclusive conversation with The Pakistan Daily, Ghaus Gondal has demanded justice for his father.

LAHORE: Ghaus Gondal, an anchorperson has claimed that his father, Sweel Gondal was murdered by the staff of MG Motors in Packages Mall after an argument broke out regarding the delivery of their vehicle.

“My father booked a car at MG Motors in February 2021, the delivery was expected in July 2021 but unfortunately, we weren’t told the exact date nor the reasons behind it. Advance payment had been taken from us, we kept asking about our car,” Gondal said in a video message shortly after his father’s passing.

Gondal stated that his father along with his driver went to MG Motors in Packages Mall after the management called him to pay the remaining payment and collect the car.

“When my father got there and paid in full, he realised that the car was still not available and it was still delayed. Arguments ensued and the GM there, who is responsible for my father’s death severely mistreated my father,” a tear eyed Gondal said.

After maltreatment by MG staff, Gondal says his father left the MG Showroom but the General Manager alongside guards stood in front of his car.

“There were at least 15-20 people stopping my father from leaving. The driver rolled down the window and requested to leave because my father was not feeling well but they did not allow my father to leave,” Gondal said.

Ghous Gondal has claimed that the MG Motors staff continued harassing his father till his last breath.

The Pakistan Daily also spoke with a representative from MG Motors in Packages Mall but they refused to comment citing legal concerns and stated that they would only comment after consulting with their legal team.

FIR Registered against MG Motors staff

An FIR was also registered against MG Motors General Manager (GM) Zubair Ahmed on 24th September, 2021. Two suspects have so far been arrested by Punjab Police.

Earlier, it was claimed that MG Motors owner Javed Afridi had declared the customs value of each MG car at $11,632 while in other countries the same model is being sold for over $27,000.

Various sources have speculated that MG Motors Pakistan’s conflict with Pakistan Customs and FBR is the reason behind the unnecessary delay in the delivery of vehicles which is causing conflicts between MG Motors staff and customers in Pakistan.

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