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Pakistani ruling party suspends lawmaker for beating citizen

Pakistani ruling party suspends lawmaker for beating citizen

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's ruling party has suspended a newly elected lawmaker after a video surfaced on social media, showing him beating up a citizen in Karachi.

Thursday's action by the party of cricket star turned politician Imran Khan shows the Tahreek-e-Insaf party is serious in its intention to tackle wrongdoings. Khan has campaigned on promises he'd root out corruption and ensure justice for all.

The lawmaker in question, Imran Shah, has already publicly apologized for the incident, which took place Wednesday. Shah has been condemned nationwide for beating up the unidentified citizen over a minor road accident.

However, the video is an embarrassment to Khan who is set to be elected prime minister in the parliament on Friday.

Shah's party membership will remain suspended till the completion of a probe against him.