Punjab cops demanded bribe from KPK CM
PTI Chairman Imran Khan accused Punjab police of demanding bribe from Khyber Pakhtunkhnwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak during a visit to Lahore. Khattak and three members of his cabinet were traveling without protocol when police stopped them and demanded bribe at an exit point in Lahore.
VIP Protocol in Pakistan
Making the public wait for them to pass securely, only exacerbates the hate sentiment which they already have against the rulers. This is also reflective of their feudalistic mindset of being surrounded by numerous gunmen at all times, paying no heed to the suffering caused by their protocol. Egocentricity is another reason why they want to keep such VVIP protocols, besides security. Keeping opulent cars and being followed by gunmen serves to feed the narcissistic souls while people continue to live in fear and hunger.
JI pledges to end VIP culture
Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq has said that JI wanted to bring the VIP culture in the country to a swift end, and raise the living standard of the 95 percent oppressed masses on a par with the five percent ruling elite. Sirajul Haq termed the ruling elite as the greatest threat to the country’s stability, and warned that if rulers did not change their attitude, the oppressed masses could rise in revolt. He said on one hand was a VP culture for the elite while on the other hand, there was a footpath culture as thousands of children were seen collecting rotten food on roads and garbage, while living on footpaths. None of the feudal lords or capitalists had made any sacrifice for the sake of Pakistan; it was the poor who rendered sacrifices for the country.
VIP movement bothers people
Unlike other countries, VIP movements in our country in the city streets and in highways create lots of problems for the people. Virtually the people are stranded for no faults of theirs. In other countries it is not felt that VIPs are passing through the city streets and highways. They pass the roads quietly causing no problem on the movements of the people and vehicles. A person is designated as VIP only because of his/her political and official position. The VIPs should not be the cause of trouble and discomfort for the people. VIP movement creates manifold problems: a) It restricts the flow of vehicles on the busy roads of the cities; b) It stops the movement of the pedestrians even on the overpasses; c) It completely shatters the traffic signal systems; d) It hinders the movement of dying/serious patients to the hospital and causes many other problems; and e) last but not the least, it insults senior, respected citizens of the country by restricting their free movement despite their social status not being inferior to any of those VIPs. –