Govt must stop lawlessness

Published May 29, 2012 12:15am

THE law and order situation in the country is getting worse by the day. Thefts, robberies, street crimes and targeted killings are increasing every minute. Law-enforcement agencies are playing a silent role in this entire scenario.

For instance, in Karachi people are being killed by unknown gunmen for unknown reasons. The war between political parties is the basic reason behind this chaos. The people living there are leading insecure and unsafe lives. Karachi is contributing 67 per cent to the national revenue and almost 35 per cent to the GDP.

Whenever a businessman or any political party member dies, workers of that particular party or trade union go on strike and add to the city’s disorder.

Unfortunately there is no one to stop them. This strike not only creates turmoil in the city but also the business community suffers a loss of four to five billion rupees a day.

Similarly in other cities of Pakistan, the rate of street crime is increasing intensely. When a person leaves his home, he is not sure he will be go back alive. You don’t know whether the person walking behind you is carrying a weapon or not. You never know when two people come on a bike, show the weapon and then snatch your valuables. If anyone puts up resistance, they simply shoot that person out.

At first these crimes happens on lonely roads and at night. But when no action is taken on against this, then these crimes are witnessed in broad daylight in crowded areas. People are utterly insecure of their lives and things.

One of the basic rights of people is security of life and property. Unfortunately in the present scenario we are deprived of this right. Law-enforcement agencies are mere spectators: they keep a blind eye to these crimes.

The government must act before the situation gets out of control.

HUMA ANWAR Lahore


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Comments (5) (Closed)


Cyrus Howell
May 29, 2012 05:55am
If that is the situation people must buy and carry loaded pistols. No one is responsible for yourself and your money but you. More than 1/3 of the police may be aiding the criminal gangs.
Cyrus Howell
May 29, 2012 06:12am
The Police have one basic function - to protect those who cannot protect themselves. That is the only benchmark people need to evaluate how good or bad police forces are.
Masood Hussain
May 29, 2012 07:20am
Could we have another Gen.Nasiryllah Baber to controle the situayion.
Azwar
May 29, 2012 08:18am
This will go on, when you do not respect anyone's belief. When the police will be used to get their dirty work done. When the police will be used as a political tool. When the police will be used for protecting the Nation's looters. When we will keep calling the Kettle black. When we will not respect views of the others. When we will not hang the terrorist who is caught red handed, but our courts will free them as no one come forward due to fear, but will throw Afridi in for 33 years for nothing. Shame on us Pakistan. If we do not change quickly enough i believe we are on Borrowed time.
Cyrus Howell
May 30, 2012 10:35pm
It is the business of Government to stop lawlessness. It is the business of the police to protect those people who cannot protect themselves. Any government has a social contract (of some kind) with it's people to feed them and protect them to some degree. Revolution is legitimate when the "social contract" is broken by government leaders. Governments are formed to protect private property, but the people must be satisfied with the agreement. The reason governments must keep their bargain is that a revolution will seize all private property in the name of the new state.