Know your place!

This is with reference to the letters ‘Violent MPA’ (June 17). I don’t understand why some people take exception to the slapping of a female bus attendant by an MPA. How dare a commoner like the bus attendant open her mouth in the presence of a mighty lawmaker of our ruling party? Next thing you know, a flight attendant might ask some other member of the ruling party to refrain from smoking while on a plane.

Ordinary Pakistanis should know their place and treat their lawmakers with due respect. Please remember that our parliamentarians are not ordinary mortals, they own watches worth $4.6 million and come to assembly sessions in SUVs, unlike their ‘poor’ counterparts in the UK who use public transport.

Shakir Lakhani
Printed in the News, June 20, 2013