According to the police report, an excessively fast car struck Mufti Abdul Shakoor’s car.
ISLAMABAD: An early report by Islamabad police into the death of Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Mufti Abdul Shakoor in a car accident in the capital yesterday found that the car that hit the JUI-F leader’s car was going over the speed limit.
Police said last night in a statement that the minister was driving the car by himself when a Toyota Hilux Revo with five people inside hit it on the driver’s side.
The federal minister was taken to Polyclinic Hospital in the federal capital, but cops said that he died from his wounds because he was bleeding so much inside.
Today, sources told Geo News that the car that hit Mufti Shakoor’s car was part of a group of people with ties to the chicken business. When the crash happened, the car was going 110 kilometers per hour, while the late minister was going 30 kilometers per hour.
The accident happened on Shahrah-e-Dastoor, where the speed limit was 60 kilometers per hour, according to the Motor Vehicle Examiner’s report.
The car that hit the minister’s car didn’t have a technical problem, the report said. As a result of the accident, Mufti Shakoor’s car’s wheel and axle broke apart.
In the meantime, the minister was buried in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where he was born and raised, in Tajbi Khel. A lot of government leaders and lawmakers, like MNAs Mohsin Dawar and Mohammad Khan Sherani, went to his funeral prayers.
Separately, Haji Qudratullah went to the Secretariat police station to file a first information report (FIR) about the accident. The FIR said that Mufti Shakoor had left the complainant’s house at 8:22am to go to Parliament Lodges.
“The driver told my cook about the crash at 10pm. “Mufti Shakoor’s car was hit because the driver was going too fast and not being careful,” the complaint said.
Later that day, a district and sessions court in Islamabad gave cops permission to hold the driver of the car that hit Mufti Shakoor’s car for two days.
Rao Gul Khan, the driver, was brought before Duty Magistrate Malik Aman. The person in charge of the investigation asked the court for a seven-day physical arrest.
He told the court that there were five people in the car that hit the late minister’s car. The driver was arrested at the scene, and two people with major injuries were being treated at the Polyclinic Hospital. Two other people were still at large.
The investigation officer told the court that the investigation could not be finished until the driver was given a drug test and the other suspects were arrested.
The duty judge then gave the police two days of physical remand.
During the 2018 general elections, the religious scholar was chosen as an MNA from NA-51 on the ticket of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA).
The president, Dr. Arif Alvi, and the prime minister, Shehbaz Sharif, have both expressed sadness over the death of the minister.
PM Shehbaz said that the federal minister who died was one of the spiritual leaders of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl.
“Mufti Abdul Shakoor did his job as Minister of Religious Affairs with hard work, sincerity, and honesty,” the prime minister said.