British Prime Minister (PM) Rishi Sunak was fined by the police on Friday for not wearing a seatbelt in the car while filming a social media video.

Lancashire Police announced on Twitter that they have issued Sunak “with a conditional offer of fixed penalty”.

In the video that went viral on Thursday, the seatbeltless Conservative leader speaks from the back seat of a moving car about his policies for boosting growth during a trip to Lancashire in England’s north.


According to BBC, passengers caught failing to wear a seat belt when one is available can be fined £100 (PKR 28,475).

Reacting to the news, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former PM Imran Khan highlighted the rule of law in Britain.

In a tweet, Khan said, “This is rule of law where no one is above it; this differentiates prosperous nations from poor ones.”

“No NROs, no qabza GPS, no custodial torture for tweeting the truth about the powerful because the justice system protects the weak. Justice was the bedrock of Riyasat e Madina,” he added

However, Sunak apologised afterward and called it a “brief error of judgement”.

It is the second time Sunak has received a fixed penalty notice while in being in the government.

Last April, he was fined along with the-then PM Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie for breaking Covid lockdown rules by attending a gathering in Downing Street in June 2020.