LAST month on July 28 I was fined by a traffic warden for violating a traffic rule in the jurisdiction of the Gulberg police station, Lahore. I paid the fine on Aug 5 and went to the Gulberg police station for getting my national identity card back.

There I was told that the said warden had not submitted my identity card in the respective office. On Aug 16 I again went to the police station and asked the officer on duty for my identity card. He was unable to tell where my identity card was.

He gave me his mobile number and asked me to remain in contact with him. He promised me to find my card with the help of other officers. I tried to contact him but every time received the same reply: “I am not in the office”. Thrice, on Aug 19, I went to the police station but of no use. Ultimately, I requested the Thana Muharrar to register my complaint. I was shocked when he asked me to bring a ball-pen from the bazaar and threatened me that otherwise my complaint would not be registered.

He treated me just like his personal servant. Then I filed an application, containing a complaint against the traffic officers, in the office of the CTO, Traffic, Lahore.

No action has been taken against the ‘public servants’ yet. I have suffered severe mental torture and heavy financial loss due to the lethargic attitude of the said officers. I fear they may misuse my identity card. I appeal to the chief minister to help me out of this situation.

SULEMAN MANSHA
Lahore

Updated Aug 24, 2013 08:49am

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Comments (2) (Closed)


Concerned
Aug 24, 2013 08:24pm

This is just disturbing... It seems Pakistan is governed by the law of the jungle. Jis ki lathe us ki bhense. I hope someone hear yours and millions of others plea who are dealing with this corrupt system day in and day out.

Saad(DXB)
Aug 25, 2013 02:33am

These Public Servants known as Lahore Police seem to have become far bolder ever since 'Khadim-e-Aala' has returned to his office. The manhandling of PTI workers outside Punjab Assembly on August 25th is a Shining example of the same.