FOR the parents the happiness of the ‘valima’ of their daughter turned into a nightmare when their only son, Shahzaib Khan, was so brutally murdered by trigger-happy young waderas and their guards. His killers are at large, enjoying the comforts of their homes in the interior of Sindh.

Even though Shahzaib was the son of a serving DSP, the FIR could only be lodged on the intervention of an MNA related to Shahzaib’s father. Can this be taken as an example of a dysfunctional state where killers can get away so easily?

The functions of the state are evaluated and closely monitored for its misbehaviour towards its own population and the international community. How the international community delineates itself to a stage where the ripples start to grow bigger and then the big bang when they begin to feel that the security risks have reached a point where they could affect the securities of their own countries.

The parliament devises the institutions as they go long and give them an outline and ambit within which they function. These institutions, once intact, form the basis as the systems equally applicable to all the individuals and citizens.

The same institutions are weakened by stakeholders and the intact systems violated, brings a state of anarchy, a state within a state with its own laws leading to the eventual weakening of all the pillars of a government. Only those functionaries of the institutions survive who, once forced, are smart enough to be able to find interpretations favouring the whims and desires of their masters in order to survive.

A collapse can be evaluated by widespread corruption and collapse of regular channels of interaction between the government and state officials and loss of control of the government over the coercive institutions of the state and the laws being openly and repeatedly breached by the rich and the powerful.

The state can only effectively function if it plays within the rules, and once these rules are broken or overruled, the clock starts ticking and gradually the institutions collapse, leading to no system at all.

ABID S. MUSTIKHAN Karachi

Updated Jan 05, 2013 03:16am

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Comments (16) (Closed)


Shakil
Jan 08, 2013 06:47pm
Qadri is just another mercinary
Asad Ali
Jan 08, 2013 04:47am
Offcourse it is about feudal mindset. If the chairman of rulling party is complaining about the dedelay of her mothers murder then it is the weekness of the party (by not taking intrest to resolve the case) and of our system, if only the POLICE and JUDICERY perform thier duteis according to the constitution of PAKISTAN then no one will complain about injustice. It is not possible for the CJ to take action against each crime, it is the responsibility of POLICE and other law enforcement agencies to perform their duties without any pressure as well as judicery (regardless who is the victam and who is the offender).
BEA
Jan 06, 2013 12:43pm
People of Pakistan should stand up an d come out on the streets, murder is murder regardless you have to stop this going on everyday the papers are full of stories of murder in Karachi, if everyone stand up against these people this would not go on the Gov do not care they will just sit back and watch a beautiful City like Karachi burn to the ground, all who live in the city owe to the city to save it.or this will go on forever.
Agha Ata (USA)
Jan 06, 2013 03:26pm
Some Waderas pay higher salary, than what the government pays, to the police officers serving in their area. Besides, they also have influence to have only those police officers transferred to their area who cooperate.
Zakir
Jan 06, 2013 01:53pm
Justice wanted...captial punishment
Adil Jadoon
Jan 06, 2013 09:45am
Problem is not the Waderas but the lack of rule of law. Mak th ePolice an Judiciary independent and the Waderas wont dare take the alw into their hands.
sher jehan khan
Jan 05, 2013 09:57am
had such happened in india,the public would have taken it as seriously as they took the rape case.the difference between the indian and pakistani public is that they rise for social issues and we rise for political and religious issues.we are indeed slaves of our down ward thoughts.
Gerry D'Cunha
Jan 05, 2013 12:42pm
feudal mindset have always ruled pakistan for 65 years - if qadri's mission of 14th jan suceeds, blessings will bestow on the poorer class in pakistan and the feudal mindset will come to an end.
Agha Ata (USA)
Jan 05, 2013 02:00pm
I wonder, if the entire nation could be turned against Wadera System the way it turned against rapists in India. When every man and woman comes out on the street telling them to leave the country, and asking government to confiscate their land the way they did in India.
Thoughtful
Jan 05, 2013 05:26pm
It is mind boggling that in this age and era (even in an uneducated and backward country like Pakistan) two feudal lords from interior Sind without any remorse and concern of another human life kill a 20 year old man in the most populated city of Pakistan in cold blood. The sad part of it is the act and corruption of Pakistani police. The killers were not arrested immediately rather allowed to go back to the safety of their villages. Had the chief justice not ordered the arrest of these two killers they would have been living in their homes without any accountability of their heinous crime. This shows the justice system of Pakistan, a country which still lives in a stone age and the people (almost 80%) have no integrity, shame, or modern human attributes. Pakistanis and their societies are really an embarrassment to modern humans.
Pakistan
Jan 06, 2013 11:19am
no thanks we dont need qadri feudal mindset....
Syed Husain
Jan 06, 2013 03:06pm
It is the job of the police to maintain law and order and to arrest the criminals. Why does the Chief Justice have to intervene in every case and has to direct the police to do their job? In my opinion, for this case, the IG police and the entire top brass of the law enforcement in Karachi should be dismissed for poor of performance of their duties.
Abdullah Hussain
Jan 06, 2013 01:16pm
Very well said these spoiled young Waderas have become a social evil in Karachi's posh areas. They move in tinted cars with their body guards armed to the teeth. No one can dare to look at them. They organize filthy parties in their home and make lives difficult for respectable .peoples of the ares. Shooting & killing is a child's play for them. The govt is sleeping over their activities for obvious reasons.
Syed
Jan 06, 2013 06:28pm
Fully agree. These waderas should be hanged to death.
Hadi Sakey
Jan 06, 2013 03:22am
Sons of Waderas loafing around Karachi particularly Clifton and Defense areas with their Security guards with immunity. They indulge in eve-teasing, and rape. The Security guards are armed to the teeth because Zulfiqar Mirza issued Arms Licenses without discrimination to every Tom, Dick and Harry. The proliferation of arm in Karachi is a phenomena for which only PPP government is responsible.
Ajamal
Jan 06, 2013 04:51pm
This is not about feudal mindset. All the indication are of a collapsing state where chairman of the ruling party complains about delay in the trial of his mother. This is due to non-accountability and ineptness of ruling class. Remember how the same machinery produced results when CJ took the police to the task.