Driving while young

This refers to the editorial, ‘Dying young’ (May 11). Such incidents have been happening and will go on happening in Karachi. We see boys younger than 16 recklessly driving government cars (with GP and GS number plates) in DHA. Usually they drive at high speeds, trying to overtake their friends’ cars or just to scare other motorists. 
Obviously, their fathers are too busy making money to pay attention to their children. These brats should be barred from driving. The police officer whose son shot another boy should be made to answer why the government's car was misused. The fact that the boy took along five policemen with him is also alarming. We have very few policemen on the streets to prevent crime, yet police officers and their sons are provided so many cops for their personal use.

Shakir Lakhani
Printed in The News, May 15, 2014