Pakpattan DPO Maria Mehmood was attending a meeting between the officials and Traders Association when the Chairman of Traders Association commented on the role of police officials and the need of their improvement. The Chairman was an eighty year old man, Sufi Abdul Rasheed who later on upon the end of the meeting wished to bless the lady DPO by putting his hand over her head.
This blessing filled event turned out to be an incident of anger and arrogance where Maria Mehmood acted recklessly and insulted the old man. A chaos started spreading and police called the Traders Association for a meeting in police station. Countless fake charges were laid down over this old man and he was imprisoned.
Over this reckless act on the part of DPO as well as on the part of the police led the Traders Association conduct serious protests over which the police had to release the Chairman, Sufi Abdul Rasheed.