Damages suit against KWSB & City govt

Being the corrupt as our judicial system is, it will be too tough for the Shehla Raza and Ghulam Qadir to get any justice but is it the beginning of ordinary citizen awakening to their rights. After a week of peace (read no rains) here comes this news in daily dawn. Filing suits for such incidents is rare in our society. People are too hopeless of judiciary to give it a try. But if Shehla Raza and Ghulam Qadir can win it, I am sure it will open the gate of serious concern for govt. officials, given the fact that Chief justice of Pakistan seems to be the only hurdle for the corrupts & its unfortunate, for them that he is sitting at the top. What chances do we have of any justice? Will the case be thrown into files and then dust and later into history garbage or will it be taken seriously by Chief Justice. More over they have impleaded the taxi owner Merajuddin and driver Rasheed Ahmed as well. What you have to say on it.

5 Comments so far

  1. K.A. (unregistered) on August 26th, 2006 @ 3:00 pm

    Well I guess most of the people can’t or won’t put much money in this effort as they are aware that the judicial system is not only corrupt but influenced as well. Furthermore, there is a possibility that the city govt being affiliated to a certain political party may use the party to threaten or influence the decision of people to go to court or appear as witnesses..the typical movie type story. However, its a step in the right direction and I hope it becomes a powerful weapon for the common man.

  2. verysmart (unregistered) on August 26th, 2006 @ 4:04 pm

    yeh, ok.. but why the poor Taxi driver, no one wants to have an accident, definitely not the one which includes plunging his own taxi in a 28 feet deep swerage drain!

    plus having lost his taxi, he must have lost all his equity.

    Why would Ms. Reza involve him?

  3. SWA (unregistered) on August 26th, 2006 @ 9:24 pm

    I wish them all the luck and all my prayers. Its about time people started to take a stand on such issues and not just wallow in hopelessness. Unless you try to change the system its not going to change itself.

  4. umar (unregistered) on August 26th, 2006 @ 10:54 pm

    thats a step in the right direction, regardless of the outcome. That’s how things should happen. How many will they stop? Hope they get a really good lawyer

  5. naveed (unregistered) on August 27th, 2006 @ 1:55 am

    FYI Shehla Raza is not an ordinary citizen. She is a PPP parliamentarian. Dawn being a pro-PPP newspaper has tried to hide the political motives of this move (which were reported by Geo). No doubt she should get the compensation if it was city govt’s or KWSB’s fault. But the fact that she chose to remain silent until a new city govt took over makes it look more like a case of political harassment of the opponents than anything else.

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