Make Way for The President
Make Way For the President.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
It’s no surprise to hear about major roads being cut off for people so that political officials can pass through an area safely. It is a standard procedure that we all acknowledge, but what is a surprise is that at that time no other citizen matters except that official. It doesn’t matter how much trouble the common man has to face because he really isn’t the element of focus. On February 25th a baby girl was born in a rickshaw while President Zardari passed through Quetta in full comfort, which was at the expense of a woman in labor.
The reason for such tight security is the risk that political officials face because they are targets for terrorist attacks. It is absolutely understandable that they need make sure of their safety, but what is inconceivable is the fact that no alternate routes are set for people to cross through major roads. There could have been any number of emergency cases at that time, some even life threatening. This poses a major threat to people’s lives, and if this woman was not attended to then she and her baby could have faced death. Yet the threat which political officials face is nothing in the comparison to that of an average citizen, which nonetheless just adds to their plight.
President Zardari has granted this woman Rs500,000 to make up for what she had to go through to deliver her baby. Monetary aid seems to suffice for inconvenience. In case of death, what amount would make up for loss? Simply demarcating a detour was all that this situation asked for.
Simple problems have simple solutions, but creating a nuisance seems to be the only way to go.