Protocol is something that is loved by all the great and powerful circles of Pakistan without distinction. Whether they are from the political leadership, from the establishment, from the bureaucracy, respected judges or their children. Rather, it is even said that people love to become powerful in Pakistan so that they can enjoy the protocol.
If it is a matter of protocol, everyone seems to be trying to outdo each other, whether it is the protocol of the Prime Minister or the protocol of the federal ministers, the chief secretary, the respected judges of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court. or their ‘new’. The ‘married’ sons all seem involved in the era and enjoy full protocol.
There is no doubt that sometimes the government provides security to criminal court judges or Supreme Court judges who belong to the Shia sect when they face threats from various quarters. Rather, the judges in criminal cases belonging to the Supreme Court are often also equipped with bulletproof vehicles.
The concerned police officials say that the police security vehicles that accompany the judges are outdated, which necessitates the removal of the vehicles from the operations wing and police stations for on-duty security, affecting the operational affairs of the police stations. The vehicles purchased for the security of the judges will be allocated in the pool for the security of the judiciary only. This will indeed be a very important and beneficial step. But unfortunately, the elite in our country must now think about why we as a nation have made this very important security and protocol a status symbol, a display, a means of showing off and simply putting each other down. . The more Vigos and security personnel he has, the more powerful he becomes.
A few days ago I agreed to attend a wedding where the son of a respected Supreme Court judge was seen doing something similar. When he was seen using protocol at a wedding by his in-laws just to show off and make room for his in-laws to get to their destination quickly. I am not at all against the security protocol for the children of the elite connected to judges, ministers, bureaucrats or the establishment of the country, but this security protocol should be used only for security and not for show.
Almost two years ago, in December 2020, the colorful wedding ceremony of then Revenue Minister Punjab Hafiz Mumtaz Ahmed became the talk of the town, with a heated debate on social media over the official protocol of the Wazir (groom) and indiscriminate use of public resources. It kept happening. Social media users criticized the minister saying that despite holding the position of the ministry, he did not care about simplicity and married in a lavish manner. In the video that surfaced on social media, it can be seen that when the provincial minister came to collect his bride, his splendor was unique. Chichmamati official vehicles, riders with official heavy duty protocol were also present for the salute.
Many such incidents are observed daily, but it is necessary that our elites also realize their mistake and use the security protocol for the purpose for which it was implemented and not for the benefit of public tax money. off and display of current.