Even Faryal Talpur is scared

Published: November 11, 2012
MNA Faryal Talpur, sister of President Zardari, files a petition at the Sindh High Court for adequate security. PHOTO: FILE

MNA Faryal Talpur, sister of President Zardari, files a petition at the Sindh High Court for adequate security. PHOTO: FILE


While the city continues to lose its citizens by the dozens to sectarian and targeted attacks, MNA Faryal Talpur, who is the sister of President Asif Ali Zardari and head of the Pakistan People’s women wing, has filed a petition at the Sindh High Court and complained that she has not been provided adequate security.

The petition, filed by Masood Ghani, cites letters written by the Crises Management Cell to the federal interior ministry, home secretaries of all provinces, Sindh and Punjab Rangers DGs and Rawalpindi regional police officer, that referred to looming threats to Talpur’s life. All of these officials have been made respondents in the petition.

Talpur alleged that the respondents had been asked to provide her adequate security, but they had taken no steps in this regard so far. She added that she has to travel a lot due to the nature of her job and therefore needed proper security arrangements.

She prayed the court to direct to the respondents to make necessary security arrangements for her, and to also allow her to use a vehicle with tinted glasses and carry personal security guards with licensed weapons.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 11th, 2012. 

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Reader Comments (8)

  • kala_bacha
    Nov 11, 2012 - 9:57AM

    Who should I contact if I need my security as everyone is busy protecting president sister and as a ghareeb Awam is dieing, no security or even a single thoughts. sub


  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Nov 11, 2012 - 7:40PM

    Faryal Talpur:

    Why you are making hue and cry before the Honourable Court to provide you undue security when your real brother is President of Pakistan and when ever he comes to Karachi, instead of staying at the State Guest House, he prefer to live and hold all official and unofficial meetings at Bilawal House, the walls of which are so high that even the birds who fly across the Bilalwal House cannot peep into it.

    It has a basement and underground living arrangements with adequate ration available for your brother for uncounted months.

    Why don’t you move from “Faryal Talpur” house to “Bilawal House” and instead of going in person to meet the People’s Party Workers, you should establish voice contact with them on the cellular phones and if you want to address a rally, you can do that through video conferencing with the courtesy of PTCL.

    Take my words granted as Pakistan has only been made for people like you and not for ordinary innocent people who killed in dozens every day without any reason.

    I know very well that neither it is your responsibility, nor it the responsibility of your real brother who is the President of Pakistan to protect the precious human lives of Pakistanis as an ordinary person is born in this part of the world to die like a dog on the streets of Karachi.Recommend

  • Mustafa Kamal
    Nov 11, 2012 - 11:50PM

    Hahaha. What a nice joke.!!!Recommend

  • Kamran Naqvi
    Nov 12, 2012 - 11:23PM

    This news should be declared as “Joke of the Year”!
    All readers pls vote!!


  • Kamran Naqvi
    Nov 13, 2012 - 10:55PM

    Why doesn’t she file petition for protection of all those who voted her party into power by mistake??


  • Fed up Pakistani
    Nov 14, 2012 - 12:43PM

    @Kamran Naqvi:
    I vote


  • Shaukat
    Nov 14, 2012 - 3:10PM

    Why are they all scared of dying, dont they want to be called Shaheed e Jamhooriat


  • Fana Mirza
    Dec 11, 2012 - 10:05PM

    compere ms.Talpur with Shaheed benazir


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