Famous pop singer Fakhr-e-Alam recently had an altercation with some security officers in Karachi after the latter rammed their vehicle into his car.
Alam took to Twitter and posted a picture of the vehicle’s number plate. “I was just hit from behind, in Clifton, by this police mobile. Their initial reaction was to harass me by sending a guard with a weapon to ask me to move from the way,” he shared. “When I got off from my car, the officer in the lead vehicle ran away and the rest of the officers refused to name him for me.”
The 42-year-old added, “I would kindly request the officer’s name to be disclosed. I want to know whose protocol it was or who he was escorting, or if the officer was on duty.”
The Bhangra Rap artist continued that such an act cannot go unchecked. “We respect your security if you are on a sensitive job but is the life and property of ordinary citizens of no value? By all means, protect yourselves but don’t humiliate citizens and don’t damage our properties.”
Alam also mentioned that he is hoping for the responsible officer to own up to his act and it would only be civil to disclose himself.
He stated that he does not hold a grudge against anyone but the officers’ attitude changed when Alam started recording the incident on his phone.
The singer then highlighted that citizens – whether rich or poor – must not feel helpless. “We understand the security challenges but bullying citizens should not be allowed. The common man has been mistreated by VIP protocol or security officers many times. I just hope that everyone would teach their security staff to be careful and respect the other person.”
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