By inaugurating the trauma center at Civil Hospital in Karachi, they gave a lifetime of trauma to the parents of 10-month-old Bisma. Bisma lost her life after her father was not allowed to enter Civil Hospital because of the arrival of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to inaugurate the Benazir Bhutto Trauma Centre. The victim’s father, Faisal from Lyari, told media that his little daughter was suffering from measles and was facing some complications, but he was not given permission to enter the hospital. Bisma’s father blamed the VIP protocol given to PPP’s chairman, which caused a traffic jam outside the hospital.

All the doors of the hospital were closed during the visit of PPP’s chairman. Even the ambulances and emergency cases were not allowed to enter within the premises of the medical facility. The grief on the face of the victim’s father left me speechless but our politicians and ministers are not even ashamed of their shameful acts.

Bilawal Bhutto tweeted after this incident:

Nisar Khuhro, Sindh Senior Minister for Education and Literacy, said in a press conference that:

“Bilawal, who always had security concerns, is dearest to us and whatever we did it was in the better interest of the country. As the country's well-being is linked to their security.”

These politicians get votes from the public to work for their betterment and serve their needs, but in reality they only care for their families and their own lives become much more important than the precious life of an infant. They do not even feel guilty; instead, they are providing shameless excuses.

When people started pointing fingers at Bilawal Bhutto on social media, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari decided to side with her brother and tweeted:

Apart from terrorism, poverty, illiteracy, and corruption, Pakistan is suffering from another serious disease: VIP culture. It is so common in our country that we do not even consider it wrong anymore. Standing for several hours in jammed traffic because the roads are closed down due to VIP movement, has become a part of our life. If any minister or politician refuses to have VIP protocol, the public is surprised and asks for the reasons, because this kind of behavior has become a rarity in Pakistan. We have been raised watching people losing their lives due to VIP movements that we actually think that maybe this happens in every country, which is obviously not correct. Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, goes to work riding a bicycle instead of travelling in convoys. Netherlands is ranked 16th in the world if we talk about GDP. Isn’t it strange? At least, being a Pakistani, I find it very odd.

Our country spends millions and billions on arranging VIP protocols for our politicians whose lives are always in danger. Still, we are a third world country suffering from poverty. We, as Muslims, believe that everyone is equal irrespective of their status. Still, our politicians are more concerned about their own security and life. Our health minister, in defense of Bilawal, said that life and death are in hands of God. Still, he is in favor of VIP protocol and security to an extent that forces hospitals to refrain from taking any kind of emergency case. In early 2010, a woman gave birth to a baby in an auto rickshaw while she was stuck in traffic on her way to the hospital when the police had sealed roads for then President Asif Ali Zardari’s VIP movement. The woman could have died while giving birth in such an unhygienic condition. But who cares? The only thing we care about is that our beloved politicians live a secure life with all the luxuries, while we die due to poverty. They are enjoying luxuries while people are not even provided with basic necessities of life.

It is time to stand up against VIP culture . It is time not only to raise our voice but to work for it as well. Because it is not only the people going to hospitals in emergency, but the students going to schools and universities or workers going to their offices. If we don’t stand against it, then we will continue to lose precious lives, students will continue to be late for exams that could affect their whole life and people will continue to lose jobs because they're late. If we don’t want another Bisma to leave us like this, then we have to stand united against this culture as one nation.