We have feeble economy which is pampered by loaned amount, we do maintain our foreign exchange reserve when we pay off earlier debt to IMF for the sake of another loan enabling the country to swell it at a reasonable strength.
The recently retired Chief Justice of Supreme Court Mr. Iftikahr Mohammad Chaudhary asking with his successor to provide him Protocol with Bullet proof car, a shiny and long Black Mercedes hoisting flag in its two sides, escorting him with convoy of Security personnel, a beam of cars and four wheelers throwing blue and green lights around, running abreast with Ex-CJ car when he was holding the position of Chief Justice of Supreme court. Keeping the traffic at standstill while he was coming out from home and proceeding either for his office or personal business.
Mr. Tassaduq Jillani however has forwarded Ex-CJ request to the Ministry of interior asking to look into it.
We are very smart and try to convince the authority who is in the govt. very astutely said by a debater at TV channels where the discussion were continue about Ex-CJ entitlement after leaving the office.
During the last leg of PPP, multiple bills had been passed/ approved in the assemblies at federal and provincial level among them some bills were to keep the 'PERKs' continued being availed by MNAs/ MPAs after leaving the assembly. The Bills were saying that all Ex-MNAs/ Ex MPAs & Ex Senators who were holding their offices during 2008-2013 their 'PERKs' will remain continue and unchanged.
Noticing the intensity as the last resort of corruption PPP sought, then Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary had asked the assembly to withdraw it as they were no more in the office to keep the 'PERKs" continue.
A report provoked a furious reaction from Ex-premier Yousef Raza Gillani who was summoned by NAB to appear in the court for some clarification.
But Ex-premier shouted among journalist that I will see how anyone can touch me, I have exception - I have been exempted - I see who arrest me – if I am arrested – Nawaz Sharif (current premier) also will go - He openly challenged the authority that why me only – why not Ex-president Asif Ali Zardari why me only repeated Ex-premier Yousef Raza Gillani and he was yelling.
Does it not give them a freehand to do what seems them right, play with the country, its people, rules and regulation, undermine the state and its sovereignty, take loan and loan and make the country confined with heavy indebtedness so that generation to generation this curse go continue and never close.
So what’s next if the law has given them exemption & judiciary seems silent spectator so why don’t supreme court abolish it & make them lawful asking to abide by instead to cheer with the exemption buzz.
In a democratic set up – do we have such facility in European states where economic operating system running on democracy pattern - Do they have such immunity or claim of exception as we do?
Don't they have retired MNAs/ MPAs & Chief Justice - Are they availing the same 'PERKs' as were admissible them during their office tenure and asking to have it continued even after leaving the office?
We have example in European states where multiple politicians had been dragged into the court and was executed for misappropriating national funds. Corruption is everywhere but law also chase them and execute to avoid of its grooming and we as an independent state should also ensure to enforce.
All seems valid and accessible so long as they are in power or in office and as soon as the tenure goes over all such facility or PERK should be ceased as the country status does not permit and has strength to afford the heightening cost of 'PERKs' for those who are no more.
The country is for 190 million people not for any specific person, tribes or family. It’s a people govt. for the people and by the people so people is the first and foremost preference whose welfare becomes the state responsibility. Everyone has right to obey the rules injected in the constitutional book nobody is above the law.
Politicians Facility or Entitlement need not be carry forwarded - It’s not a legacy or inheritance that needs to be continued from father to the son or daughter, from father-in-law to son-in-law, or from grandfather to grandson or up to the extent of individual death – no - never.
There were no security threat to any one as PPP chairman, Ex-President & Ex-premier asked earlier to provide them security on govt. expenses.