Sunday, July 5, 2009
What are these guys doing? Providing Law and Order I guess...
With such an impressive number of police officers one would imagine that people in their areas enjoy excellent law and order. One would expect that no body is looted on the way by persons on mobikes or even cars as it happens in Karachi, no mobiles or valuables are snatched and no body comes knocking on the door with weapons nor any body dare kidnap any one for ransom.
One expects the criminals to be scared to death of law and its enforcement. When one is afraid of the consequences one is afraid to do a crime. When no one is scared all hell breaks loose and that is what has happened in Sindh. So what are these guys doing here?
The way they enjoy life for supposedly providing security to the people is enviable. You see police officers going about in luxury Land Cruisers enjoying all the perks that a Government job provides. But are they doing any thing? Are they earning it? Do they deserve it? They can have all that if they are delivering. If not that guy sitting in the middle in this picture, chairing the meeting, must pull them up as a good commander or chief executive.
Their job is to provide law and order of the best kind. They are getting paid for it. Are they providing even the lowest level of security to the man on the street or at home, one wonders. My experience is entirely different in Karachi for instance. I have yet to find a person male or female in Karachi who does not have a story of woe, of theft, dacoity, hold up at gunpoint, being looted on the way, going to mosque or returning from it, going for a walk in the park or just doing any thing any where, going for shopping etc. etc. He or she is at huge risk. In front of a gun anybody is helpless.
No body is safe any where. Who is next no one knows. You just keep praying for safe return home. And any time you could have a knock at the door of men with guns. All the time you hear or read so and so has been kidnapped for ransom and what terrible consequences have befallen them? If you are a resident of Karachi or Sindh you will testify to every single word you are reading here. Is this what these gentlemen in uniform are being paid for? Yes Sir that is what they are giving to the people of Karachi and Sindh whose taxes are paying for their luxuries.
Even a lay man can think what all can be done. Rest later, time permitting.