While PIA may have been doing miserably on all counts, its performance in terms of pleasing its political masters has never been wanting. It continues to support the deplorable VIP culture by maintaining preferential ‘Parliamentarian’ counters at Karachi and Lahore airports. These counters are discriminatory, demeaning and insulting to the ordinary citizens of Pakistan. Scores of complaints on this issue have been made to PIA and CAA. However these departments are too insensitive and callous to respond to complaints, leave aside take any action. This is a public appeal to the heads of PIA and CAA, to discontinue supporting these inequitable practice and to the ‘people-friendly’ politicians, to stop receiving such preferential colonial treatments. Let those who are forever talking about ‘people’ at least learn to stand in the same queue with them.

NAEEM SADIQ,

Lahore, February 17.