WHILE recently driving on the Mini Market roundabout, my car was hit by a Toyota Land Cruiser (LC-91) from behind at 9.15pm. The traffic warden while assessing the situation asked both the vehicles to be parked aside to resume the busy traffic.
Since I was reluctant to move the car for fear of the other driver running off, the warden very rudely said that he would restrain him. But, in a matter of a few seconds, while I was parking my car, the other driver had a tete-a-tete with the traffic warden who let him go without having him even coming out of his vehicle and looking at the damage he had inflicted upon my car.
When I protested, the warden was abusive and said that it was the Punjab chief minister’s vehicle with his daughter sitting inside and hence he had no option.
The whole incident left me appalled and disgusted. I would like to ask the ‘Khadim-i-Ala’: is he above the law? Is his family above the law? Even are his drivers above the law now? Are rules made only for commoners and not for these ruling elites?
NIDA ZAFAR Lahore