Sindh Assembly passes resolution against VIP culture

Published: January 19, 2016
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The resolution was moved by Muttahida Qaumi Movement MPA Kamran Akhtar. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS

The resolution was moved by Muttahida Qaumi Movement MPA Kamran Akhtar. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly passed on Tuesday a resolution against the prevalent VIP culture in the province.

“It is VIP anarchy, not culture,” lawmakers said during the session.

The resolution was moved by Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) MPA Kamran Akhtar.

Akhtar argued the general public suffered immensely because of the closure of main thoroughfares.

Earlier this month, human rights activist Ansar Burney filed a petition in Sindh High Court (SHC) against the Sindh government’s administration in regards to the prevalent VIP culture in the province.

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Burney, who heads the Ansar Burney Trust International, requested the SHC to take notice of “violation of the fundamental human rights of citizens.”

“Blocking public roads as part of VVIP protocols of government and private personalities is a violation of fundamental human rights,” Burney argued in his plea.

Infant dies as Bilawal’s security prevents family from entering hospital

In December last year, a 10-month-old girl died when her family was unable to enter Karachi’s Civil Hospital due to security measures in place for the arrival of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and other party leaders.

Bisma, a resident of Gabol Park in Lyari, had been suffering from measles and had a high fever when her father, Faisal, brought her to the hospital. He arrived at the trauma centre entrance, which was manned by security officials for the arrival of Bilawal, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and others.

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  • ishrat salim
    Jan 19, 2016 - 6:39PM

    There are many laws but no implementation, will this bill if it becomes a law, will be any different ? unless, people are prepared to lie across the road which has been blocked for VVIP movement. Any solution need immense sacrifice, are we prepared for it ? Recommend

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