Lawlessness of Law Makers... By Col.(r) Riaz
08 November, 2012
A bridegroom lost his life in Muzzafargrah due to the indiscriminate aerial firing by his friends and relations celebrating his wedding. Isn't there a ban against such firing on joyous occasions? But such lawlessness is bound to happen when the law makers themselves flout the law. Was anyone convicted for the brazen firing by dozens of Kalashnikovs and pistols on the occasion of the younger Gilanis winning their elections at Multan? No, not to my knowledge. Was anyone hauled up for a similar open display of lethal arms in a show of power by a political alliance at Hyderabad in a recent political rally there? None that I have heard of. Was Watoo's brand new luxurious Prado hauled up for being driven without the number plate in Faisalabad a few days ago? No, on the contrary he was escorted by the Police in a VVIP protocol style! Has any action been taken against CM Raisani for ramming his Audi with a Dubai number plate into a small car with an ordinary family in it in Islamabad a few days ago? No. Who cares for the higher judiciary's orders to impound cars without number plates (Watoo's) or with the foreign number plates (Raisani's Audi)
If the lawmakers themselves make the mockery of the law how could someone expect the Muzaffargarh Police to enforce the ban on the aerial firing that turned a happy wedding into a mourning funeral?
Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)