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Karachi man arrested after video of wrong-way driving goes viral

Reporting | - Posted: Sep 12, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Posted: Sep 12, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
A case has been registered against him  

A man was arrested on Wednesday after a video of him driving on the wrong side of the road on Karachi's Sharae Faisal made rounds on social media.

South Traffic SSP Asad Malhi took notice of the incident and arrested the man, identified as Saeed Badshah. The suspect’s car was also impounded.

A case was registered against him under Section 279 (rash driving or driving on a public way) of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Saddar police station. Section 279 is punishable with imprisonment of two years or a fine of Rs1,000.

Related: Driving on the wrong side can land you in jail

The video was made by men driving a car on the other side of the road. The men were shocked at how fast the traffic violator was driving.

On July 23, seven people were arrested for driving on the wrong side of the road in Karachi’s Kharadar. A man, identified as Shahnawaz Hasan Khan, was also arrested for violating traffic rules and misbehaving with a traffic policeman.

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12 Comments

  1. Arif  September 12, 2019 9:14 pm/ Reply

    If you arrested a man driving his car on wrong side. Then you got to arrest even the police who is driving on wrong side. Every other person drive recklessly and violating traffic law , if there is any. Fifty % car and bike has no beam lights and indicators. So why only one was victimised?? He was scapegoat. Hahaha. I guess so.

  2. Dr. Awais  September 13, 2019 1:55 pm/ Reply

    Hamara masla ye hai ke is crime ka fine bhi sirf 1000 rs… Sirf 1000… Fi e itna hona chahiyay hai k koi banda aainda ye karnay ka na sochay… 500000 fine and 6 mo ths jail and cancellation of driving license or atleast a final warning.

  3. Dr Faisal  September 13, 2019 4:17 pm/ Reply

    Good job, my suggestion is
    1.his mental capacity need to be assessed
    2.along with fine put penalty point on his driving licence. 3Any traffic law violations must be taken seriously

  4. Ishaq Abdullah  September 13, 2019 7:05 pm/ Reply

    Penatly for driving wrong way, 2 years prison or fine of Rs1000/- only???. What a system. What about all the wrong way Police vehicles driving and driving without head lights or indication lights. We r the country where we dont even have lane markings on them. Free will country. This guy who has been arrested please take his blood samples and in case of drug or alcohal indication in his blood sample. His driving license should be revoked for life. DUI “driving under influence” as done in the rest of the world. As no normal person would put his & others life in danger.

  5. Anonymous  September 14, 2019 12:43 am/ Reply

    There is nothing mentioned that police went by wrong side !!

  6. Mia  September 14, 2019 6:59 pm/ Reply

    A fine of only Rs1000 is hardly a penalty for such a dangerous (even lfe-threatening!) offense. What a joke! No wonder people break laws with such impunity!

  7. Zuhaib.ur.rehman  September 15, 2019 12:23 am/ Reply

    He will tell in court that he was in emergency and her wife were preganant and in last stage of delevery then court will ask him for his wife evidences then he will provide documented evidence then court will give him relief and grant him bail. Heheheh

  8. Rais  September 15, 2019 1:34 am/ Reply

    Rs. 100 penalty is enough, but should enforce 100%, make changes in violation of mentality. The theam is taken from Tassawuf.

  9. Farok bin Abdullah  September 15, 2019 7:23 am/ Reply

    I don’t think that Pakistani people they have brain every wrong things is going on in Pakistan ,not only that they drove their car on wrong side or wrong way..most of them who they bring car on road they don’t have driving licence,,what a country like hell…..

  10. Rehmat Ali  September 15, 2019 1:28 pm/ Reply

    Very small fine will encourage more to the same for to be popular on social media. Fine should be license cancel,10 years jail,fine minimum 100000.If under influence of alcohal. more strict punishment.

  11. Babloo  September 15, 2019 4:56 pm/ Reply

    Fine should be PKR10,O00, for all car, bikes, rickshaws etc with points marking on licence and subsequent revocation after 2-3 violations. But implementation for all. There should be no deviation for influential, references etc.

  12. Fahad  September 16, 2019 10:09 am/ Reply

    They should fine him according to the car he has. IF he is driving a Honda CIvic then fine should be atleast Rs.10,000

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