Ban on pillion riding,First and Last choice of Pakistani officals to counter terrorism.
October 20, 2010 11 Comments
Pakistan is forefront ally of ISAF,NATO, and US forces to fight against one of dangerous terrorist groups.In this prolong war, Pakistan and other armies are using high-tech devices to detect highly trained terrorist of region who can be the future threat for first world countries.
We see modern drones , low flying helicopters, modern communication and sensing devices etc effectively using in this war on terror.Modern equipments of security, jammers, explosive sensing devices ,bullet and explosion proof vehicles for active political and military people those are being arranged to secure our VIPs since the start of this war.
From the last many years the public is witnessing that government’s top priority effort to curb rising street crimes or prompt strategy against terrorism in affected areas usually emerges in the form of a ban on pillion riding.It is sole foremost option to handle desperate situation of worst law and order which our law-enforcement agencies find in their skilled and experience books.The first order that is usually passed after any high-profile meeting is the ban on two to take bike as ride.
This is same state management which is issuing the license of all kind of arms and explosives to its residents .In last years even prohibited arms have been licensed on the self-defense purpose.
Compare the two amendments and judge that it is government ‘s intention to arm the groups with official support.On the other side lower and middle class is hit by attacking their pocket as they would either use other means of transport or would become best source of indirect income of police .This way at least police would find some lawbreakers to fill their empty record against terrorism.
The hypocrisy of Government is also showing double standards for VIPS and CP( common people) who are real victims of all kind of insecurity due to poor performance of law enforcing agencies in this period of terrorism.For VIPs, govt is using imported security measures from the money of tax payer and for CP miserable choices like this ban has been forcefully imposed.Such impotent decision might give benefits to transport mafia in urban areas but CP have no doubts in minds that this section 144 neither affecting the performance of miscreants nor lowering the execution plans of terrorists.In fact we have no courage to say about our military skills inside or on the border but we can confess that terrorists are almost successful at least with in civilian setup.
After viewing the whole scenario we can see that terrorists and government have common interests and targets and this is to harass the public and working class.Hardly any VIPs belong to ruling class were picked by these cold-blooded terrorists but give ample opportunities to govt officials to earn on the name of security measures.Police are just left free on roads to irritate the poor bike riders who use this transport as only economical option for earning their daily earning.
In this year number of the victims of terrorism were almost 1208 from all over Pakistan and with this ban in the city of Karachi the figure of target killings is almost 1233.The rate of crimes like mobile snatching, armed robbery on vehicles and bikes or any kind of street crimes are almost doubled than previous year so it is not a big scientific mystery to assume that what impact can be derived by implying such useless and ineffective ban on general public.This is very interesting the party MQM that always proudly claims possession of 80% vote bank of Karachi but couldn’t foresee the misery of working class , their true identity too.They are forgetting that CD70 is also proud status symbol of their leader too.Perhaps they want to use it as single ride too because MQM leader is still single after a failed marriage so they want to enforce this legacy of single ride to their voters too.This tact can solve population explosion problems but what they would do to Pukhtoon and Punjabi community living there .Heavy vehicles are in control of Puktoons so they can afford as much as possible children and in Punjabi rural areas common scenes of bike riding,one can easily see 4 to 6 riders on this two wheelers transport .So there is no harm in giving free advice to Karachi administration that they should ban pillion ride but give permission to tri-llion(three riders), quad illion (four riders)or penta illion(5 riders).It is assured that two riders can do indiscriminate firing or street crimes but 3 or 4 or 5 riders are symbols of safe drives for general public as they would only think of their personal safety while sitting in capacity of two seat drive.