Ever since Pakistan has emancipated from the British rule, the country is stuck in the vicious cycle of nepotism, corruption, and misuse of power.
On Thursday, social media platforms were inundated with the video of the wife of some colonel. In the video, she could be seen misbehaving with the police officials on the Hazara Motorway in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Meanwhile, she tried to use the name of her husband and pass the security checks at the check post.
So this video of a #ColonelKiBiwi has been doing the rounds on social media… I was wondering whether to blur the lady’s face out of respect, then realised that the video was shot & released by a law enforcement official… any anger maybe please directed at them not me. pic.twitter.com/27Wz6yrhUP
— Ovais Jafar (@ovaisjafar) May 20, 2020
However, the misuse of public power has long been a part of the history of Pakistan. Be it, ministers, members of provincial assemblies, or members of the National Assembly, the book is divulged with the incidents of misuse of power in the country.
The list is quite long. From Shireen Mazari to wife of a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) official, people in Pakistan have been misbehaving and abusing their public offices in the past.
Here are some of the posts and videos from social media over misuse of power by local politicians and dignitaries, to refresh your memory.
Do you remember how Shireen Mazari removed the barriers when police stopped her from entering ‘Bani Gala’?
— Fayyaz leghari (@FkLeghari) May 21, 2020
Tourism Minister and Law Minister, Gilgit Baltistan
“The weather is bad you say. The weather is bad for one flight and not the other?” The minister burst out incredulously before asking the man in uniform about his designation. “I am the arrival in charge,” The man in uniform said. At this the irate minister vexation turned to hostility. Minster asked him to bring the manager of operations and shoved the arrival in charge, causing him to skid across the floor and stumble.
Tourism Minister Fida Khan and Law Minister Aurangzeb from #GilgitBaltistan bet up PIA officials at the airport. Welcome to Madina Ki Riyasat of PTI. This is called Tabdeeli pic.twitter.com/V5FPFtCQhF
— Sidrah Memon (@SidrahMemon1) November 15, 2018
However, the then chief justice of Pakistan later took notice of the incident. “Did you push [the airport official]?” “Are you educated?” “Were you in your senses at the time?” The then CJP Nisar asked the minister in the court. “I did push him, but there is a story behind it,” the minister replied.
A News channel ‘Public TV’ showcases how Hamza Shahbaz, the son of Shabaz Sharif, shoving and refuting a policeman.
PML-N MPA Farzana Butt
The lady MPA is thrashing, pushing the police constables in the worst possible manner.
Have a look at Hooliganism of PMLN MPA Farzana Butt, she must be booked under Anti Terrorism charges pic.twitter.com/CICIT4Nv7G
— MNA (@Engr_Naveed111) June 11, 2019
MPA Majeed Achakzai from Balochistan
This how these politicians ruin the law. After negotiating with the family of the martyred policeman the accused was absolved in the case.
Majeed Achakzai, MPA from Balochistan and the brother of Mehmood Achakzai killed a police constable Haji Attaullah 3 years ago in the middle of road crushing him with his vehicle. He was never punished.
— Shah! (@Warwounded__) May 21, 2020
MPA Azma Bukhari from Punjab
How unfortunate it is that a lady on a higher position is behaving in such a manner with the constables and sepoys.
Azma Bukhari, MPA Punjab assembly misbehaved with police. He was never arrested or punished.
So, did we demand arresting her husband for her behavior with police? No! pic.twitter.com/BtRnjQAOdf
— Shah! (@Warwounded__) May 21, 2020
MNA Ali Wazir
This is how member of the National Assembly, Ali Wazir misbehaved with a soldier protecting lives of people.
MNA Ali wazir misbehaving with army soldier and threatening him. Was any action taken against him?
If no then why bash the army for an act of a person who doesn’t even belong to army? #colonelkibiwi#کرنل_کی_بیوی pic.twitter.com/29Rx9AIHRZ
— Dr Fatima K – PTI (FOLLOW 4 ANY MEDICAL ADVICE ) (@p4pakipower) May 21, 2020
The aforementioned incidents are just some examples. In a nutshell, politicians across Pakistan have been found guilty of misusing public offices. It is not only the Army officers and their wives but other officials too. It is pertinent to mention here, Chief of Army Staff is going to take action against the colonel and his wife.
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