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16 October 2012
LAHORE, 16 OCT: Punjab chief minister Mr Shahbaz Sharif's daughter's security guards assaulted a worker at a bakery who refused to serve her, forcing Mr Sharif to direct authorities to register a case against the errant personnel.
Mr Sharif acted after several TV news channels aired footage from the bakery's CCTV cameras that showed his daughter Miss Rabia Imran's security guards severely beating the worker.
The channels also aired footage that showed the chief minister's daughter apparently berating the worker after he refused to serve as the bakery was closed.
The CCTV footage clearly showed the chief minister's daughter pointing her finger in a threatening manner at the bakery's employee several times.
After the hijab-wearing woman left the shop, her private security guards and police escort returned after some time, called out the worker and beat him on the pavement outside the bakery.
The footage clearly showed some men in plainclothes, flanked by Elite Force police personnel, calling the young man out of the bakery and beating him.
They later bundled the man into a car and left the area.
The owner of the bakery, Mr Umer Hussain, told police that the incident had occurred on 7 October, when a woman came to the shop between 1 pm and 2 pm and asked for a cake.
Police arrested an official of the Elite Force personnel and a bodyguard of Mrs Rabia and her husband Mr Imran Yousuf.
Earlier, Mr Shahbaz Sharif's son Mr Hamza was accused of torturing his third wife Mrs Ayesha Ahad, who claimed he had contracted a secret marriage with her.
No case has been registered against Mr Hamza despite her applications to police and a court.