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Security checks for Musharraf & people’s woes

Published Apr 08, 2013 01:08am

THIS is to bring to your notice the torture that we, the citizens of Pakistan, keep bearing at the hands of VVIPs.

I was on board PK-308 on April 1 that brought Pervez Musharraf to Islamabad. The torture that we had to go through waiting for 30 to 40 minutes to get out of the airport cannot be explained.

To my bad luck, I live in Dhok Kazim, a place close to where the ex-general has a palatial farmhouse. That was another torture as on our way home we were interrogated by security personnel at every nook and corner.

This was not the end of the matter. Every morning when I am back home, we are asked to pull my car by the roadside, the driver and myself are interrogated and then asked to go.

There is absolutely no concession for women, children and the elderly. It is becoming increasingly humiliating to go through this torture. It seems it will continue so long as Musharraf stays at this place.

I don’t understand why the common people, the residents of any locality, have to pay for the security threats to one leader or the other.

A RESIDENT Islamabad