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LHC hears plea seeking end of VIP Protocol

LAHORE: A bench of Lahore High Court on Monday heard a petition seeking a court order to cancel protocol provided to VIPs in the country, ARY News reported. The bench issued notice to the federal government calling its reply over the matter by January 23. The petitioner in his plea to the court said that the funds being paid by the people are public property. The money paid by the people being spent on giving VIP protocol to the rulers, the petition said. "There is no concept of the VIP protocol in the developed…

No to VIP protocol: President Alvi reaches Lahore Governor House with ‘only five’ cars

LAHORE: In a commendable move to eradicate VIP culture, President Dr Arif Alvi reached Lahore Governor House on Friday with a security protocol of merely 'five cars', ARY News reported. Immediately after landing at the provincial capital, President Alvi tweeted, “My continuous struggle to keep security but reduce protocol that inconveniences people. Am at Lahore airport and there are 32 cars to escort me waiting outside. Will wait until they are sent away before I move out.” Refusing to step outside from the airport,…

Govt withdraws VIP protocol at airports countrywide

ISLAMABAD: Under the newly invoked austerity measures, the government has ordered immediate withdrawal of VIP protocol given by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to influential people at airports. The decision took effect from August 26 (Sunday) after the Ministry of Interior issued directives to all officials concerned of the FIA to implement the orders forthwith. The VIP protocol was usually given to politicians, legislators, senior bureaucrats, judges, military officials and journalists. According to…

Cops suspended for abusing, beating citizen who filmed VIP protocol in Karachi

KARACHI: Two police cops – assistant sub-inspector and a constable – were suspended after video of them assaulting and foul-mouthing a citizen in Karachi went viral on the social media. It all happened on Monday when a citizen tried to film a VIP protocol on Karachi’s Shahrah-e-Faisal, not realizing that he was tempting fate by inviting wrath of ‘protectors’ who enjoy a bad reputation of turning into ‘predators’ for citizens on many of the public places. Yes, we are talking about the police. The video was shared by…