Why not Karachi

As they say where there is a will there is a way. MTP collects Rs 99 million in traffic violations in 2006 & the offenders include 75 federal and provincial ministers, 89 parliament members, 26 federal secretaries, 20 diplomats, 38 police officials.

Who says that our police hath nahi daal sakti VIP’s per. Provided proper packages & support from higher authorities no doubt they can do wonders. I don’t know how anyone here missed this interesting news, especially when Karachi desperately needs a similar system :
“IMTP had abolished the VIP culture from the capital as tickets on violations of traffic laws were issued to 75 federal and provincial ministers, 89 members of parliament, 26 federal secretaries, 20 diplomats, 350 army officers and 38 senior police officials ” Read complete story

Also do read ” Reformation that did wonders “ at wired Pakistan (or at Skyscrapper city). People having personal experience with these traffic fellows have given them full marks.

8 Comments so far

  1. BoZz (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 11:57 am

    Way to go. Now if only this can be implemented in Karachi or is it wishful thinking on my part!


  2. F. AHMED (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 5:11 pm

    i wish that would be the case. but with the low pay the cops get i don’t c that happening in khi anytime soon.

    they will probably start charging the VVIPS too. but i won’t mind that muchi wish that would be the case. but with the low pay the cops get i don’t c that happening in khi anytime soon.

    they will probably start charging the VVIPS too. but i won’t mind that much


  3. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 12:36 pm

    few months ago.. junior relegious minister Dr Amir Liaquat Hussain was stopped and warned by traffic cop for breaking traffic signal in which he nearly rammed his car into oncoming traffic .. obviously the poor cop didn’t knew that Dr Amir was a MQM’s minister , Dr Amir called up then interior minister Rauf Siddique to that very spot and got that poor cop suspended … these things are quite common here… sons of senior officials , friends of politicians.. bureaucrats and police offcials involved in break the law in broad day light…


  4. F. AHMED (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 1:21 pm

    Around 4 years back I was going to meet a client in sadder and while coming from lucky star I was taking a right turn toward kenhill/grammer school from the signal and a the light turned green and I started going in that direction and an old traffic cop stopped me.

    I stopped and asked him whats the matter as the light was green when I turned, he told me to look at the light which in the meantime had turned red, at this point I lost my temper and scolded him that he does not have any sharam and ghairat left and started the car and went on my way. That uloo stood there stunned.

    here in UAE the only reason the cops don’t do that is because their salaries are decent and they know if they start doing these things then they would be dismissed. their seniors do not demand a fixed amount to be put by them on their table every afternoon, no matter how they get it!

    immortal2001@hotmail.com


  5. F. AHMED (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 1:23 pm

    please read “left turn from lucky star”……


  6. F. AHMED (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 1:28 pm

    one more thing! even in UAE we hear reports from time to time about cops in the traffic deptts taking bribes to isue licenses, which are a head ache to get or cops in the imigartion deptt taking bribes to issue visas.

    but in the end they are caught! they know the have a higher chance of getting caught.

    in pakistan the cops know that as long as they give their superiors their share of the loot they scott free!


  7. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 2:03 pm

    @Doctor:

    This VIP culture has been virtually eradicated from Islamabad by ITP.


  8. F. AHMED (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 3:19 pm

    i guess you mean the VIP culture has been eradicated fron the roods of ISL i don’t thing it has been eradicated from Islamabad.



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