LONDON: A Turkish restaurant has clarified that PML-N’s Abid Sher Ali didn’t leap the queue and had pre-booked tables for his household after movies of him getting right into a verbal spat with a Pakistani man went viral on social media.
On Tuesday evening, three units of movies began circulating: one exhibiting Abid Sher Ali abusing Shahid Khan, the opposite exhibiting Shahid Khan abusing Abid Sher Ali, and the third video carrying an announcement by Shahid Khan’s son. On Wednesday, Abid Sher Ali additionally launched a video explaining his model of the occasions.
The primary set of movies was despatched to the media by Umar Butt who communicated on behalf of the Pakistani man within the restaurant and gave his identify as “businessman Shahid Khan from East London”. Within the video carrying the assertion of Shahid Khan’s son, who was current on the scene and was seen filming the incident, it was claimed that Abid Sher Ali jumped the queue together with his household, bypassing different clients.
However the Turkish “Gokyuzu Restaurant” mentioned that Abid Sher Ali didn’t leap the queue and had a confirmed reservation for 20:30 on July 20 for 13 individuals. Abid Sher Ali additionally shared the restaurant’s reservation particulars with the media, exhibiting a affirmation for his reserving.
Umar Butt advised the media that Shahid Khan was attacked by Abid Sher Ali whereas he was passing by his desk. He then launched a video to the media by which Shahid Khan’s son mentioned that his mother and father approached Abid Sher Ali and questioned him for breaking the queue to get the desk.
The son mentioned: “My mother told Abid Sher Ali this is the UK, not Pakistan, where you can jump queues like the royals. In the UK, everyone is equal. My mother brought up the fact that you are having the meal, courtesy of the money of Pakistani people. Abid Sher Ali and a woman started abusing my mother and father. The waiter eventually separated us and we had to leave the restaurant.”
In his assertion, Abid Sher Ali confirmed the reservation reserving and mentioned: “There was a person in the restaurant who used his wife to attack us. The son also used his mother to create a scene by pushing her forward and filming the scene by giving her a placard and then confronting us. She started abusing me and her husband joined her too,” Ali said.
He continued: “They were from PTI and it’s their tradition to do such things. They wanted the video to go viral but I responded with the same coin. The restaurant management threw them out. I warn PTI people that this was just a trailer. We reserve the right to respond forcefully.”
A spokesman of the PTI mentioned he didn’t recognise Shahid Khan as an lively member of the PTI.