Article By Rohail Butt
Pakistani people have no love lost for the police of this country. Over the years, they have suffered extreme beatings, high-handedness and corruption by the hands of these rogues.
From every neighborhood to every road and from police station to every courtyard, police has broken all records of atrocities brutalities.
But that is not the justification for the lawyers to beat the hell out of police personnel in the public. Yes, the whole nation remembers the vidoes and pictures of police baton-charging, tear-gassing and torturing lawyers, civil society, media and other people during the struggle for the restoration of judiciary, first during the Musharraf era and then during Zardari era, but that exactly was the reason which made that movement unbreakable and invincible.
But now things are going towards an alarming situation. Lawyers are getting rogue as the days are passing. The district and session courts are feared by these lawyers, who beat, harrass and threat the judges and court staff during their cases. They force and beat police to go their way and to side with their clients. Just like attack of Musharraf on judiciary created an anarchy in country, the torture of lawyers over police will create the same mayhem.
The weakening grip of the government is one the main reason as why people have started attacking the public buildings and public servants. The violent attacks over the installation of power companies, courts, and upon police are just tip of the rising anger among the masses. Besides of punishing those who take law into their hands, the government must also provide such a just, transparent and conducive environ in which nobody could harrass or beat the other.