If you ask any Pakistani on what the country’s biggest issue is today, he would give you two options, it’s either corruption or the impasse created by VIP movements across the country.
Yesterday, a video appeared on different social media forums which has stirred up a storm like no other. On Karachi’s busiest road, Shahra-e-Faisal, a young man was assaulted and abused by a VIP protocol that allegedly belonged to a bank owner.
In the video, it could be seen that the protocol jammed the person recording’s car, while gunmen in police uniform jumped out of their vehicles to come and harass the person. What they surely did not know was that the person recording himself was no ordinary citizen, but somebody who knows their duties better than them.
The person involved was an advocate — a lawyer. Advocate Usama has finally spoken on what actually happened. According to him, as reported by Samaa TV, he was on his way as usual when he, unfortunately, due to traffic, got in the line of the protocol. Gunmen in police mobiles started hurling abuses at him and later got out of their cars to slap him through the window.
The protocol then started moving on, only to stop again and come beat advocate Usama again — this time, for trying to record a video. The policemen, however, weren’t aware of the strength of social media. The story developed further. IG Sindh, AD Khwaja took a strict action against the officer on scout duty for the incident based on the viral video. IG Sindh appointed SP Security Malik Ahsan to investigate the case and compile a comprehensive report at his earliest.
Advocate Usama was of the opinion that one should always try and raise their voice in front of injustice. As injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. He recorded the video so it could be shown to concerned authorities and legal action could be taken against the person who was commanding the protocol — as happened.
The courageous feat of advocate Usama is giving confidence to people in standing against injustice. These VIP protocols have always been around, but the confrontation they have been facing recently by the general public is definitely a step in the right direction.