The State Fails
12 December 2013
posted by Salman Rashid @ 12:00 AM,
- At December 12, 2013 at 7:56 AM, said...
Very aptly put, Sir!
- At December 12, 2013 at 8:46 AM, said...
I agree with you Sir. The present CTO seems to be the invalid of the highest order. Don't ask, how does it feel when police stops someone like me who has been driving for over 20 years to check his license while the boys who would have come out of the maternity wards hardly a few years ago riding the bikes and cars passing through unchecked, honking the horns and even hurling abuses on the Police. What a crazy lot are we....
It is disheartening to see, how helpless our CTP is as far as controlling the traffic, especially on Main Boulevard Gulberg is concerned. It seems, traffic rules and regulations are meant only for us, the POOR car owners, otherwise every 10-12 years old biker/cyclist is free to do whatever he likes at his own free will making fun of every rule and traffic official on the way. The road from Siddiq Trade Centre to Cheeni Khana (Liberty Chowk) is a nightmare to drive on even around 7-8 in the evening, especially on weekends.
While driving in Lahore, it becomes the biggest challenge in your life to keep you car (which u manage to obtain somehow out of your meager salary) safe from these insane biker/cyclists/Qingqi wallahs and at the same time to safeguard your IZZAT, especially when u r with your family.
Anyhow Sir, here are some suggestion to improve the situation.
1. Underage driving/over speeding should be declared a major crime with at least 6 months of prison sentence (not juvenile prison). If an underage teen can risk his and everybody else's life, he should be brave enough to face 6 months in an adult prison too. Otherwise, his father should be put in jail and immediate confiscation of the vehicle. Physical punishment at the spot is even better.
2. If a teen is found illegally driving a government vehicle, his daddy should be demoted too.
3. As these bikers, car drivers and Qingqi wallahs think they are daredevils of the highest order, they should be sent to far-flung areas of the country to prove their claim. They should be tasked to do body-search of the suspected suicide bombers at public places while police should keep an eye on them from distance with a gun pointed towards them so that they don’t run away. That's the best possible way in which their bravery and daredevil skills can be utilized in a positive manner.
- At December 12, 2013 at 8:50 AM, Salman Rashid said...
But those who matter continue to remain blind.
- At December 12, 2013 at 9:03 AM, Salman Rashid said...
Sound advice, Kamran. But who the hell cares. My car has clocked just 40,000 km It has been bashed 8 times from behind! Thankfully always, except once, by motorcyclists and only the bumper was scratched. 10 Oct I got the bumper repainted. 5 Nov bashed twice: morning by motorcyclist who scratched the bumper and broke my indicator light and evening by a rickshaw. Both times I was stationary!
- At December 12, 2013 at 9:10 AM, said...
While I agree with observations above I wud like to share whts happening in isb. Where one Moron atop another is giving directions. People are being fined for driving in the right lane which happens to b the fastest lane and not on the Expressway or the highway but on small internal 2 lane roads. And when I inquired the SSP who Moronically stated that Minister Interior had directed so.
Gone r the days when Civil servants were public servants who wud uphold law now they merely r personal servants who appease their masters.
Pity, state has certainly degraded.
- At December 12, 2013 at 9:46 AM, Salman Rashid said...
The idiot police officers have no guts to tell the greater idiot politicians to mind their own business and leave the police to its.
- At December 12, 2013 at 10:12 AM, omarali50 said...
The state is withering away, as Marx predicted ;)
- At December 12, 2013 at 10:46 AM, Salman Rashid said...
With leader who only wish to play it safe rather than take brave/strong steps, there is no hope for change.
- At December 12, 2013 at 4:46 PM, Saima Ashraf said...
hehehe this is the easiest way to go popular.....climb up a pole and threat the state of suicide
- At December 12, 2013 at 9:00 PM, said...
But has anyone ever jumped from a pole? I don't think so. And I am sure no one will.
- At December 13, 2013 at 9:16 AM, Salman Rashid said...
No one has ever jumped off. You are right, no one ever will. This is just another one of our typically Pakistani gimmicks. Yes, with all these idiotic breaking news morons, it also makes you popular because you get into people's homes by TV.
- At December 14, 2013 at 12:20 PM, said...
Salman sb, you ve well interpreted the failing state's institutions
- At December 14, 2013 at 2:11 PM, Salman Rashid said...
Tariq Rind, the signs are there for all to see. But no one cares No one will act.
- At December 16, 2013 at 5:18 PM, said...
Another 'drama' is 'Kud sozi ki koshish,' in which no one burns to death.
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