Turkish restaurant clarifies that PML-N’s Abid Sher Ali didn’t jump the queue

LONDON: The Turkish “Gokyuzu Restaurant” has clarified that PML-N’s Abid Sher Ali didn’t jump the queue and had pre-booked tables for his family after videos of him getting into a verbal spat with a Pakistani man went viral on social media.

According to the restaurant, Abid Sher Ali had a confirmed reservation for 20:30 on July 20 for 13 people. 

A disgraceful incident took place on Wednesday at a restaurant, where former Federal Minister and the leader of PML-N Abid Sher Ali, and Shahid Khan can be seen abusing each other.

Meanwhile, Abid Sher Ali also shared the restaurant’s reservation details with the media, showing a confirmation for his booking.

Abid Sher Ali showed the reservation booking and said: “There was a person in the restaurant who used his wife to attack us. The son also used his mother to create a scene by pushing her forward and filming the scene by giving her a placard and then confronting us. She started abusing me and her husband joined her too,”

He added: “They were from PTI and it’s their tradition to do such things. They wanted the video to go viral but I responded with the same coin. The restaurant management threw them out. I warn PTI people that this was just a trailer. We reserve the right to respond forcefully.”

On the other side, Shahid Khan’s son who was present at the scene and was seen filming the incident said in a video message it was claimed that Abid Sher Ali jumped the queue with his family, bypassing other customers.

The son said: “My mother told Abid Sher Ali this is the UK, not Pakistan, where you can jump queues like the royals. In the UK, everyone is equal. My mother brought up the fact that you are having the meal, courtesy of the money of Pakistani people. Abid Sher Ali and a woman started abusing my mother and father. The waiter eventually separated us and we had to leave the restaurant.”

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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