I was reading about the VIP culture in Pakistan:
This has happened in the UK with politicians and royals getting police escorts. I don't see why I should be held up for someone else who thinks they are important.Pakistan's social media is ablaze with talk of VIP culture, and with anger and frustration being vented against Mr Malik.
It is all about the assumptions that VIPs have the right to hold up flights, skip queues and cause traffic jams - and the public just has to suffer.
Two years ago a report that a woman had to give birth in a car because roads had been cleared to make way for a VIP sparked anger. Some even allege that people have died on their way to hospitals because of this.
The frustration was palpable among ordinary Pakistanis I spoke to today.
Another pointed out: "Now when someone gets money they instantly hire guards to protect them - it's all just for show to get good treatment. The traffic, police, army, everyone accommodates them."
Some appeared resigned to the way the things are: "Pakistan seems like it's only made for VIPs - it's a VIP country."
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Is there a VIP culture in this country watch
- Thread Starter
- 05-11-2015 14:10
- 05-11-2015 14:11
my MP pushed in front of me at the coconuts this summer.