It is said that if your intention or will is positive, your success is sure or else the situation remains status quo. It was recently observed on Sindh Culture Day when Interior Minister Sindh Manzoor Wasan came to Karachi.
His arrival at National Highway surprised commuters as the flow of traffic was unusual. None could believe that a minister has visited Karachi.
It usually happens that when any minister or government high-up enters Karachi, the traffic is jammed badly that the public starts cursing the officials. But on Sindhi Cap and Ajrak day, the national highway where the traffic is always jammed badly especially in the evening was clear and traffic flow was uninterrupted amazingly.
Before praising the minister for this state of affairs, it is noticeable that just one traffic warden is deployed in regular days to control the traffic flow. When the warden cannot control the traffic by himself, he disappears from the site leaving the traffic jam. When Manzoor Wasan went through the place, there were three to four wardens that were controlling the traffic and surely they succeeded in providing relief to the minister. Resultantly, the public definitely benefited from the situation and they all reached their homes before the time they usually reach and their families would sigh of relief too.
It is a pity that the government officials are exempted from any difficulties that are being faced by the public. Have the so-called ministers ever faced or stuck in traffic jam? Have they ever travelled on public buses to know how the public travel and reach their destinations? I believe not! If three to four wardens could be deployed on Sindh Culture Day to relief the minister, why can’t they be deployed for the public? Is government just to relief its ministers and high-ups? Doesn’t the public have any rights? The public on the arrival of the minister became happy for some time but now the public face the same traffic jam on daily basis! Perhaps, the commuters wish that either Manzoor Wasan would be coming to Karachi or three to four wardens would be deployed to keep the flow of the traffic uninterrupted!
By: Hafiz Muhammad Noman