The idea that you can get away with committing a crime, no matter how big, is the reason why a nation can never progress. Forget about the commoners – imagine witnessing a politician indulge in a blatant crime. What impression would that give?
A video of the Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan filming a minor boy who can be seen driving the car has recently gone viral on social media. In the video, Gandapur can be seen sitting on the passenger seat while he records a video of a minor boy, who is driving the car.
As of now, it is not known how the boy is related to Gandapur. Nonetheless, underage age driving is absolutely illegal. Even though the government has not yet come up with any strict laws against it, a politician endorsing an act of crime does not make the situation any better.
This level of ignorance is totally unacceptable. The result of this illegal act from the people responsible is fatal traffic accidents. When an underage, untrained, and unlicensed kid is driving, it is not the kid in danger. However, the lives of the people on the road are also put in danger.
It is pertinent to mention that the minimum age for obtaining a driving license in Pakistan is 18 years. However, this regulation appears to be commonly abused. More so, this recent video manifests how people take underage driving as a source of pride in our beloved country.
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Unfortunately, over the past few years, Pakistanis have become more self-approving about underage driving than before. As a result, more kids are growing up learning that it is ‘cool to drive young’, to drive fast, and to violate the law.
The safety net that if they were to be caught by the police, a little bribe will get them off the hook in no time is tenacious.
As a matter of fact, it is nothing new for us to see young boys in literally every part of the country often riding motorcycles or driving cars recklessly and taking people’s life. With the passage of time, Pakistanis have effortlessly normalized the concept of underage driving.
So much so, that parents tend to take pride in their underage kids for facing a life-threatening venture. For instance, recently, another video of a 6-year-old boy driving a car on the Bosan Road of Multan emerged, shocking the viewers.
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