This story is dedicated to all those Pakistanis who believe we have a savior in Mr. Nawaz Sharif. Mr. Nawaz Sharif’s midweek trip to the hilly Murree resort didn’t end well. On his way back, his motorcade was stuck in a traffic jam. Instead of waiting for the cars to move like all Pakistanis do, Mr. Sharif had a solution. His brother is the chief executive of the province where Murree is located. So he simply called the Chief Secretary of the Punjab province.
Resolving traffic congestions is not in the job of this bureaucrat, the Chief Secretary. But since he works for a government run by a family-run political party, the poor civil servant has to lick boots to promote his career. So he wasted no time in dispatching government employees to end the traffic jam and rescue a restless Mr. Nawaz Sharif.
Story doesn’t end here.
Some thirty police officers were ’suspended’ from duty the next day because they failed to make Mr. Sharif’s picnic a smooth drive [What were they supposed to do? Reinvent a lousy traffic system?]
This feudalistic, paternal attitude by Mr. Sharif is nothing new to the elite, superrich class of Pakistani politicians. Ordinary middle class Pakistanis are virtually banned entry to these feudal-owned political parties.
This is why Mr. Sharif will never understand why what he did is wrong.