As the common saying goes, “The strength of the nation lies in the well-being of the common man.” Keeping this saying in mind can we say that Pakistan has strength? Can we say that Pakistanis have sense of security? Can we say that when a Pakistani leaves for work every morning his family members are relaxed at home?

The answer is a resounding “no!”. When a VIP is not safe in this country with so much of security behind his back then we all know what is the state of the common people living here. Knowing the uncertain situation of are country, the government, army, rangers, police and all other officials are just sitting back. So many people who have been kidnapped are still missing. Their complaints are registered but no step is being taken. Why? Because each person kidnapped is not a child of any Chief Minister or any other high level person, each person shot dead is not a VIP, or all these families are not some celebrity families.

Only VIP’s, celebrities and highly official people and there families are considered citizens of Pakistan and only they are provided with basic facilities one of which is security. Who is safe here? Whom is our police, rangers and army providing security to?

AFREEN MIRZA,

Karachi, August 5.