Above the law?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sometime back, a VVIP came to live on Khayaban-e-Shaheen, Karachi. Overnight, a couple of speed-breakers miraculously appeared on both sides of the road, which (along with three police mobiles, one of them jutting halfway into the opposite side of the main road) result in traffic jams throughout the day. As if this weren't enough, cars of visitors are always parked on the main road, which leads to more tension for drivers.

But this is not all. Even the drivers of the VVIP and his guests think they're above the law (like the VVIP himself). One of them almost crashed his car into mine as he drove through a red light at a speed normally associated with aircraft taking off. I escaped death by inches. I know the VVIP has no time to read newspapers, but if someone who's close to him does, perhaps he or she can tell him that traffic rules still exist in this country and are meant to be obeyed.

Shakir Lakhani
The News, February 17, 2010