It is quite common that we hear sweeping statements that indicates that the army officials are privileged in this country. Citizens believe that the army officials are capable of making and breaking the laws without being held accountable. This even goes to the fact that they can mend certain laws, such as violating the traffic rules and thinking they will get away with it.
This Is Something That Was About to Happen in One of the Roads of Karachi
A video that was seen surfacing all over the internet showed a brave traffic warden rerouting a Navy jeep from the roads of Karachi. He stood firm on the ground and made sure that the jeep did not break any laws only because it was of someone who belongs from the navy. He moved with the jeep when it was violating the rules and made sure that the driver followed the law. Furthermore, the warden, in a civilized manner, argued with the driver and made sure that he turns back and follows the rules like everyone else.
In case you haven’t seen the video, here’s what happened:
Salute to the brave traffic warden!! pic.twitter.com/9Wl38bHn1q
— Siasat.pk (@siasatpk) July 26, 2019
And Most of the People Were Praising the Traffic Warden
Bravo Warden ! 💪💪
Pray for the life safety of this poor Trafic Police Warden stopping a military Vehicle cause of violating the traffic rules pic.twitter.com/8DHDGpYTNx
— Shahzad Shafi (@shahzadShafi007) July 26, 2019
Now This Created an Uproar On Social Media As Well
As mentioned earlier, the civilians believe the officials wearing army uniform can mend the rules and get away with using their privilege. This, indeed, made everyone pretty furious!
Allah esay maghroor army officers ko taba o barbad kray jo Qanoon our Ayeen ki khelaaferzi kerthay hien, Aameen
— Ahmed 🕊️🌷 (@Afnan882255) July 27, 2019
I hope Military Officers shall not deal it "PERSONALLY". It's matter of law violation, they shall look it as per their laws and rules.
— Ehsan Chachar (@ehsanchachar) July 28, 2019
This kind of videos swell my chest with pride
If you have some sort of legal power you should not bow to the wrong mighty ones.
— M A IMRAN LODHI (@MAIMRANLODHI1) July 26, 2019
Some Believe that this Has Nothing to Do With Being from the Army
It's not about Army
This is pathetic bloody old school mentality shown by this individual driver in uniform.
The Mind set needs to be changed. Really shameful. If someone can identify number plate serious action can be taken against this indl.
— Hassan (@CourageousPAK) July 26, 2019
It’s about all the “sarkari” elite class either army, civil servants, politicians, their familyrelatives, lawyers and a long list
— Dr sehar sarfraz (@sehar_sarfraz) July 26, 2019
But Then Again…
It’s about army and it’s not acceptable behaviour at all. Every body is equal but this nasty behaviour from top ranked army officers is common.
— FAHAD GILL (@gill_fahad) July 26, 2019
Someone Raised How the Warden Needs to Be Rewarded for Taking Such a Swift Action
Warden should be rewarded & army officer should be reprimanded @ImranKhanPTI @OfficialDGISPR & investigation report should be made public thanks!!!
— 🕋 ιмran ѕнeιĸн -شيخ عمران 🕋 (@ImranImvu) July 26, 2019
And Guess What? That Really Happened!
The traffic warden who had stopped navy official from going wrong way at Karachi Saddar got an appreciation certificate from IGP Sindh.
Hero of the year. 💪 pic.twitter.com/X3l5Yawzh9
— Arshad Yousafzai (@Arshadyousafzay) July 27, 2019
And EVERYONE Was Praising them!
Wish & pray for safety of courageous constable and the officer who recognized him !
— HNJ (@nabijans) July 27, 2019
He at least needs an instant promotion.
— Shahzad Khan (@shazadk) July 27, 2019
This is indeed an example for all; for the wardens to make sure not to bow down and for the army officials to make sure not to breach the laws and rules.