[VIDEO] Punjab Police Raids the Garages of Two Turkish companies in Lahore

The police forced the employees and their chiefs out to the streets during the raid.


  • Punjab Police raided the garages of two Turkish companies on Monday.
  • The Turkish companies are involved in the waste management, transportation, and construction sectors of Pakistan.

A part of one of the raided Turkish companies seen in this photo provided on Dec. 21, 2020. (AA Photo)

Punjab Police raided the garages of two Turkish companies in Lahore early on Monday.

Pakistan'da Türk şirketlerine gece polis baskını - Son Dakika Haberler

According to the companies’ employees, the police raided the six facilities used as garages by Albayrak and Özpak Group companies at around 2:30 am.

The companies are involved in the waste management, transportation, and construction sectors of Pakistan.

The police forced the employees and their chiefs out to the streets during the raid.

They allegedly assaulted some employees in the brawl and did not allow the Turkish staff to take any of their belongings.

Pakistani police unlawfully raid two Turkish companies in Lahore

The companies’ officials said that the police deleted footage belonging to the firms during the raid, but some video recordings were recovered.

Özpak’s CEO Nizamettin Kocameşe and Albayrak’s Project Coordinator Çağrı Özel said that the Lahore Waste Management Company’s (LWMC) officials, together with the Lahore police, raided the garages of the companies.

Four of the garages belonged to Özpak, and the two belonged to Albayrak.

The officials said that the garages had a fleet of over 750 vehicles, including garbage removal trucks, lorries, and various vehicles.

The Turkish authorities said that the Turkish companies’ service contracts with LWMC would expire on the 31st of December, 2020.

The officials stated that they were asked to deliver their cleaning tools to the Lahore administration via pressure and threat before the due date.

They also said that they did not accept the extension agreement beyond the 31st of December.

Moreover, the officials said they would not participate in the new bid as they felt discomfort due to the local authorities’ threats.

A joint press release of the two companies described the incident as “an attempt to sabotage the leaders of the two nations’ decision to increase the trade volume” and “bullying.”

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The Turkish company officials stated that the companies had invested around $150 million in Pakistan since 2012.

The companies are working on filing a criminal complaint against the LWMC.

Diplomatic sources said that necessary initiatives were taken to provide a solution through negotiations between the local authorities and the Turkish companies.

Meanwhile, the LWMC CEO, Imran Ali Sultan, asserted that the action was legal and the vehicle fleet must be handed to them according to the bid.

Pakistani police unlawfully raid two Turkish companies in Lahore

Pakistani police unlawfully raid two Turkish companies in LahorePakistani riot police unlawfully raided garages belonging to two Turkish companies in the city of Lahore shortly after midnight on Monday, according to reports.The six facilities belonging to Albayrak and Özpak groups, which both provide cleaning services in the city, were violently raided at 02:30 a.m. local time as employees and supervisors of the firms were thrown out of the premises, according to information provided by personnel.A brawl is said to have ensued due to the use of excessive force by the riot police, as some workers were manhandled and Turkish personnel were not allowed to collect their belongings.Despite the fact that camera and surveillance recordings were destroyed by the riot police force, some footage of the incident has surfaced, according to reports.https://www.yenisafak.com/en/video-gallery/news/pakistani-police-unlawfully-raid-two-turkish-companies-in-lahore-2205581

Posted by Yeni Şafak on Monday, December 21, 2020

What are your thoughts on this? Share with us in the comments below.

  • Turkish companies should not play the “Turkey-Pakistan Friendship” card and should instead obey the law and contract. If the contract says that the cleaners are the property of LWMC when the contract period expires then the companies should hand over them to LWMC.

    • According to news contract will be end on 31 December 2020 so its mean its illegal raid and vehicle still belongs turk companies before 31 December

  • Whole the nation is corrupt and this action is also due to the corrupt system, if we insult our investors nobody will come to here to work. Police and people involved should be hanged publically.

  • Punjab police shameful act again punjab police in RAW and anti Islam hands? lanat ho tumhari zindagiyon py

  • Punjab police behaviour is very worst and it,s need to be improve.Punjab police is corrupt,unethical and don,s illegal act,s in our every day life.

    • Government took right action. It is government’s equipment and is paid by public. Government secured its property before any ‘hanky-panky’ by the company as was rumored. The rest is media sensation.. Media will always do negative and fake coverage – nothing new.

  • یقیناً شہباز شریف بٹ ،حمزہ ککڑی اور شہباز شریف بٹ کے ہٹواریوں حواریوں کا اس کمپنی سے کمیشن کھانے پینے کا دھندہ ہو گا اور 31 دسمبر تک ، شریف مافیاز کے حواریوں نے کمپنی کی ساری مشینری غائب کر دینی تھی جس کی خبر لاھور ڈویلپمنٹ اتھارٹی یا پولس کو ہوگئ ہوگی جس کی وجہ سے یہ چھاپہ مارا گیا

  • Lucky day for reporters and media.
    They will do everything to defame Pakistan giving negative ( and often fake) coverage to the incident to harm the country as much they can do.


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