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2016-04-11 04:39:41

Abuse of power: Pakistan’s elitism and working class

NAB oficer

 

A salon owner in Karachi has claimed that her staff was beaten up by policemen in civvies sent by a NAB official’s wife after she lost her jewelry at the premises. “This woman got my guard beaten up, trespassed (no warrant) and scared my girls,” Haya Ali, owner of Envy Salon, said in a Facebook post.“Those four men were government officers who came in a police mobile after Hina’s husband, Assistant Deputy Director NAB ordered them too,” she added.  Four fully armed private guards – dressed like police officials it must be noted – stormed the salon and beat up the security guard. They proceeded to enter the promises – without a warrant –and threatened the staff, going to the extent of entering rooms where other clients, all women, were receiving treatment. All of this is caught on video. Had the Internet not existed, the results would have been drastically different. Mr Talpur soon arrived and filled a complaint for an assault on her wife – who conveniently feigned a ‘hairline fracture’. Only the wide circulation of the CCTV footage managed to thwart the official’s blatant misuse of power.

The fact that Mr Talpur is an official of the NAB – whose job is to investigate such instances of misuse – is the one that clinches the show. The sworn protectors of the public are its worse predators. Why do officials continue to hire private security guards (read thugs) and dress them up as police officials is another question. Countless terror attacks have been carried by militants impersonating policemen, and such misuse of power is aggravated by private thugs impersonating government law enforcement. Finally, what is to become of Mr Talpur’s wife, who physically punched the proprietor in the face? What is to become of NAB deputy director, on whose orders his guards assaulted an innocent man? This is for the NAB to decide – after all, accountability is the job they claim they do.

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