Police have arrested the driver who hit Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Dr. Shahbaz Gill on a motorway, ruling out accusations of a “planned attempt to target” him.
Police said that the car was rented out by the owner, Tahir Nazeer, to Wajahat Ali who was driving when the accident took place on the highway a day ago.
The driver Wajahat Ali told the police that he had initially stopped after the accident but then fled in fear after he saw Gill coming out of the car. Police said that the incident took place due to negligence and that there was no planned attempt to harm Shahbaz Gill. “Gill tried to paint the incident as a murder attempt and did propaganda. After the driver’s interrogation and investigation of the crash site it can be concluded that it was an accident,” they said.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shahbaz Gill on Thursday received minor injuries as his vehicle got in an accident on the motorway.
Local media reported that the former special assistant to ex-prime minister Imran Khan was travelling from Lahore to Islamabad. Motorway police officials said that the accident took place near Khanqah Dogran. A motorway police spokesperson said that there was no evidence of another vehicle being involved in the accident. He said that the injured persons will be shifted to Islamabad after they have been given medical treatment.
Sources suggested that the accident took place because of the negligence and carelessness of the driver.