Prank helpline mes­sages

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - SYED TAHA JAVAID

Pak­istan Army has been car­ry­ing out much needed ac­tion against ter­ror­ism in a sys­tem­atic way, ever since Gen­eral Ra­heel Sharif took over the charge of the com­mand of Pak Army. Re­cently, Sindh Rangers have in­tro­duced their new helpline ser­vice that will help cit­i­zens of Karachi to reg­is­ter their com­plaints through What­sApp within sec­onds.

Karachi­ites don’t de­serve to have this op­por­tu­nity be­cause in­stead of reg­is­ter­ing se­ri­ous com­plaints about rob­bery, mo­bile snatch­ing or any other crimes, these peo­ple are send­ing pa­thetic and cheap mes­sages to them. One of those mes­sages were “Some­one has stolen my foot wears from Masjid, please help me to get them back.” and when Rangers replied them, “This Por­tal is for se­ri­ous com­plaints.” They said, “It is se­ri­ous, be­cause my foot wears were branded.” Un­be­liev­able!

Do these peo­ple re­ally think Rangers have in­tro­duced this helpline ser­vice just to solve these petty is­sues of their life, when al­ready many crimes are hap­pen­ing in this city; of course, not! They are do­ing this, so that later on they can share it on their Twit­ter pro­files’, just to get fa­mous on so­cial sites. There are many other prank mes­sages that are sim­i­lar to the above one and were quite vi­ral on In­ter­net few days back. I con­demn such im­ma­ture act of our ma­ture cit­i­zens and be­ing a Karachi­ite, I re­quest to all of them to take ad­van­tage from this ser­vice as much as they can to elim­i­nate the crimes from our beloved city and help Rangers make Karachi a peace­ful city. — Karachi

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