Faisal Javed lauds Islamabad Traffic Police, gets fined for breaking law

Taking to Twitter, the senator himself admitted and apologized for his mistake.

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Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf senator, Faisal Javed Khan, appreciated Islamabad’s Traffic Police for charging him on Sunday for not wearing the seat belt while driving.

A picture of Faisal Javed with the police officer issuing him a ticket for the violation of traffic rule went viral on social media yesterday. He, however, appreciated Islamabad Police for fulfilling its duty religiously.

Taking to Twitter, the senator himself admitted and apologized for his mistake. He wrote, “I am sorry for not wearing the seat belt while driving and hats off to the police officer as despite recognizing me he still went on to issue me the ticket. It’s a public service message to both Awam and Khawas of our country.”

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Faisal Javed instructed his followers on social media to strictly follow the traffic rules while driving. He garnered immense appreciation from social media for abiding by the law and refraining from exercising his influence being a government dignitary. Social media users said that by accepting the ticket from a police officer he broke the infamous VIP culture in Pakistan, which makes the government dignitaries consider themselves above the law.

Similarly, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar also gained praise on social media last week after his video rightly demanding his seat from the Pakistan International Airlines staff went viral on social media. The viral video showed Asad Umar lamenting with the PIA staff for waiting for his seat for an hour despite having a ticket.

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He could be seen arguing that he is not asking for any undue favour since he has bought the ticket of PIA heading from Islamabad to Karachi. Upset with the staff of the PIA, Asad Umar silently walked out of the plane with his luggage.

Social media users appreciated the responsible behaviour of Asad Umar who did not make an extraordinary and undue fuss over the incident on social media or penalized the entire staff of PIA.

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