Media screens all across Pakistan and the world have been occupied by the grief stricken families from the recent floods, which are well above 20 million across Pakistan until now. Some where between this I was shocked to see the images which closely resembled the terrible days of TTP in Swat.
Two boys hanging upside down from a pole, with blood rushing out from every part of their body but above all this, they were still breathing, of course not for long. Later in the day the screens again flashed with mobile clips showing the exact event, where right in the middle of the city a mob had gathered along with a sizeable presence of police. To my amazement and horror some people in the presence of all these entities were beating the two unfortunate brothers from Sialkot in a manner which is regrettable even for the animals. With sticks in their hand, it took few minutes for both of these living souls to reach their painful and merciless climax.
Later as usual, reports were tempered alleging them as bandits, which were taken to task by the natives. Ofcourse we are not talking about streets of Karachi where a campaign like this started. After being haunted by street crimes for years, the Karachiites were force to take such action, just to make the law enforcing agencies realize what they are placed to do which was also wrong entirely. Now it is reported that the whole barbaric episode was caused by a petty fight over some cricket match, which turned so ugly.
After witnessing the reports, the top court headed by CJ Iftikhar has started the suo moto action against the alleged culprits of the episode. The nominated law breakers also include police officials from that area, and rightly so. The proceeding and legal formalities will take its due time until we see those responsible for this act behind the bars for good. Having said this there are other aspects to this unfortunate episode as well.
The police officials for sure never intervened thats clear, but one is left amazed regarding the mindset of the mob which had gathered at the scene. By not stopping it in any way possible, nearly all of them have supported this barbaric event in one way or the other.
For our police standing as spectator, they are morally dead and they should be punished in a manner which becomes an example for others in uniform. Except showing their muscles on innocent and the weak like we saw outside Bahawalpur Medical college, its rare that they have committed something worth mentioning.
To the honorable CM of Punjab, it is requested that in the list of your reform policy for Punjab, allot the top slot to this wild ” Police Culture” prevailing in the province. For the family of these two brothers, CJ Iftikhar has emerged as a ray of hope and we are sure that atlast justice will be done to those, whom naming human is a disgrace to humanity.