This is an apropos to the news published that Sindh Assembly speaker Mr. Agha Siraj Durani has suspended five security personnel including chief security officer due to their failure to prevent graffiti inside the Sindh assembly building. Mr. Durani, while talking to media said that the graffiti has a violated of the sanctity of the elected house of legislature of Sindh.

I am sure we all appreciate Mr. Durani’s step but what is astounding is that this same person gave permission for a marriage ceremony to be held in the Assembly. The marriage ceremony of Mr. Durani’s close relative in Sindh assembly building on November 3, 2013 came as a complete surprise for everyone and has now made a new trend where everyone who is anyone wants to hold a marriage ceremony in the Assembly building. Alongside this, with the total disregard of law, dozens of police officials including security officials of Sindh Assembly were also deployed in order to protect and maintain the sanctity of the marriage ceremony in Sindh Assembly premises. Let me ask did that marriage ceremony not violate the sanctity of the house of legislatures? How can there be different rules for same thing i.e. the same hall with same sanctity, but with different rules for violation. What a joke with the sanctity of Sindh assembly!

Everyone must have heard that the rules are made to be broken or rules are made for others not for one’s self, this is a great example of that saying. Mr. Durani suspended five poor workers because they did not stop someone from desecrating the sanctity of this location but he could hold a marriage ceremony there himself? This reminds one of the Saint Augustine who once said, “An unjust law is no law at all”.


Karachi, January 10.