Monday, November 18, 2013

Rule of law or the rule of the elected representatives?

See the following news item. It's nothing new in Pakistan. Democracy in Pakistan is just a ladder to become princes and the kings!

Minister threatens cops over traffic citation

MULTAN: Provincial Minister for Auqaf Haroon Sultan Bukhari on Saturday refused to pay a Rs750 fine when he was stopped by the Motorway Police for speeding on the National Highway near Mian Channu.

According to the Motorway Police, Bukhari was on his way to Muzaffargarh when the car he was travelling on was clocked at 125km/hour.

Police said when Inspector Nasrullah Baloch stopped him and told him that he had been speeding, the minister introduced himself.

Police said the Bukhari told Nasrullah that he did not have the authority to fine a provincial minister especially in the Punjab.

Motorway Police told The Express Tribune that they had evidence that the minister had been driving at 125 km/hour on the National Highway in a 100 km/hour zone.

Police said Bukhari refused to pay the fine and drove on. They said police had to block the road by placing containers near Kacha Khu to stop him.

After the road remained blocked for 30 minutes the minister decided to pay the fine, police said.

[The Express Tribune, November 17, 2013]

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