Pakistan Muslim League senior leader Chaudhry Moonis Elahi has raised a voice against growing VVIP culture which is deeply rooted in the regime of the Sharif brothers.
“More than 10,000 cops are on VIP/VIIP duty. That is more than 40 per cent of the total number of police in Lahore. It is unfortunate that the security of 10million people of Punjab is seriously being compromised because of this step of the PML-N Punjab government . But who cares in the N-League government as it is busy making fast bucks and planning to extend its rule,” Moonis Elahi said.
Mr Moonis Elahi, who is a parliamentary leader of PML-Q in Punjab Assembly, wonders as how such a huge force could be deployed for the VVIP’s security. “Where are the rights activists… this is an issue of everyone… be it a politician, a journalist or civil society member he or she should raise this issue at any forum forcing the rulers to stop this VVIP culture,” Moonis said and suggested if the ruling elite is so much concerned about its security it should better spend it from its own pocket.
According to Dawn, `unauthorised’ duties and protocol assignments were consuming 45pc force of Lahore police.
“Most of Lahore police strength which was meant to fight crime is currently providing security cover to VIPs/VVIPs. Most of the beneficiaries of the police force are parliamentarians, politicians, judicial officers, foreigners, top civil administration and VIP personalities,” a senior police officer told Dawn. The officer said about 90 vehicles of the Lahore police and 70 of Elite Force are being used by `unauthorised’ people. “In the absence of these official vans, the personnel at the police station level are forced to use private vehicles or motorbikes to discharge their duties. In addition, the fuel meant for the Lahore police vehicles is also being consumed by the unauthorised people in the name of protocol duties. Lahore police’s total strength of 26,300 is supposed to fight crime, maintain law and order and provide security to the lives and properties of some 10 million people.”
Dawn further reported that more than 10,000 cops, 160 vehicles of police engaged in protocol, security duties. Instead of posting police against their actual duties, a big chunk of the force has been engaged in protocol and VVIP duties and more force is being demanded for some other such unnecessary jobs.”
Like Moonis other politicians should also come forward and raise this issue vigorously. There has been a point in Moonis’ words… that politicians or other VIIPs should spend from their pocket and hire private guards for their security (if they want it) instead of engaging cops for their security at the expense of the tax payers money… which is cruel.
Lahore: NESPAK Professional Officers Association former President Muhammad Javed Iqbal Goraya called on Pakistan Muslim League (PML) President and former Prime Minister Ch Shujat Hussain and senior central leader and former Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi here today (Tuesday) announced to join PML. Ch Shujat Hussain and Ch Parvez Elahi warmly welcomed Muhammad Javed Iqbal Goraya's in PML and said that by his joining will strengthen the party.Former Secretary Supreme Court Bar Association Asalm Zaar and Rana Khalid were also present on this occasion. Team Moonis Elahi
Pakistan Muslim League central leader and EX Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has said the PML will construct Kalabagh Dam and provide electricity to consumers for Rs3 per unit instead of Rs16 while agricultural tube-well will get free power.
After construction of the dam, Sindh will get maximum sweet water whereas Punjab will get water after Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces. "We will also end war among the provinces," he said while addressing a grand workers convention in Sargodha on Wednesday.
Lahore: Pakistan Muslim League (PML) President and former Prime Minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Senior central leader and former Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and Chaudhry Salik Hussain visits residence of Late Basit Hasan, Director ZIC Oil Lubrication, for the condolence with his family.They offered “fateha” and pray for the departed soul.
Ch. Shujaat Hussain and Ch. Parvez Elahi said that late Basit Hasan was a very energetic and a young chap with a bright career and charming personality. “whenever we met him we always found him smiling. He has earned Popularity in the industry in a very short tenure. His demise is a great sorrow for his family and friends.
Pakistan Muslim League (PML) Senior leader and former Chief Minister of Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has said that whatever the verdict of the Panama case, the current federal government is breathing its last and those in power were alive only in government advertisements.
“The leaders of the N league have made lives of the people miserable and they have been thrown out of the public’s hearts. They copied our Rescue 1122 service and other welfare projects, staging flop dramas of motorcycle ambulances and mobile hospitals.During their tenure there is no education in schools, no medicine in hospitals and, no law or order anywhere,” he said, addressing a grand workers convention at Abbaspur in Multan on Sunday.
The convention was attended by farmers, workers, lawyers, and people from all spheres of life in large numbers who kept raising enthusiastic slogans throughout the proceedings.
Ch. Parvez Elahi said that the people of Multan had won his heart.
“There is no governance visible anywhere, and the two Sharif brothers are merely are earning commissions. They are not concerned about grievances and problems of the people; they are only staging dramas of sympathy.
One brother giving away hospitals on contract and the other brother is doing a health-card drama. Where can a poor man go with his health card?” Elahi wondered out loud.
He said that Shehbaz Sharif had closed down 10,000 schools and another 10,000 were being leased out to NGOs on contract.
He said that the PML Government had established patrol posts for reducing crime but the project was later scraped by the PML-N . The army is called even for holding a cricket match, Elahi remarked.
“If the army is going to do everything, then what is the government for?” he asked.
“During our tenure, water was ensured till the tail, 40 small dams were constructed, thousands of acres of land were provided with water, and we established institutions for beggars, deaf, and dumb children. Our Government worked for the betterment of the common and poor peoples . We will come to power once again and render even better services than before,” the party leader said.
A very warm and enthusiastic welcome was accorded to Ch Parvez Elahi and flower petals were showered on him. Slogans in support of Ch Shujat Hussain, Ch Parvez Elahi, and Ch. Moonis Elahi were continuously raised, including the slogan of ‘janoobi Punjab ka wahid sahara Parvez Elahi hamara’.
Addressing the convention, PML Central Secretary General Tariq Bashir Cheema said that Ch Parvez Elahi had worked for the removal of deprivation of backward areas and was the first to announce making South Punjab a separate province.
Basharat Raja said that the provision of education and health facilities was the responsibility of the government and should have been prioritized ahead of the metro bus.
The convention was also addressed by Malik Mureed Abbas Bappi and Sardar Arif Gurmani. MPA Dr Muhammad Afzal, Malik Jamshed Bappi, Ch Ehsan, Ch Tariq Gujjar, Qazi Ehsanul Haq, Makhdoom Babar, Rana Ashraf, Ch Mohammad Altaf, Amir Saeed Raan, Azhar Khan, Shamim Akhtar, Yasmin Khakwani, Rehana Kausar, Sajida Parveen and other PML leaders were also present on the occasion.