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The Might-is-Right will have to change

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For the past two weeks, some CCTV footage has been circulating on social media. This CCTV footage is dated 2 June 2017. On this day, a tragic incident took place at Zarghoon Road, GPO Chowk, in Quetta, which injured every human soul. A speeding Land Cruiser arrives and the traffic warden Ataullah standing in the way of the Land Cruiser is crushed with great cruelty. It was not an ordinary driver who drove the Land Cruiser, but Majeed Achakzai, a member of the Balochistan Provincial Assembly at the time.

Hundreds of people on the scene witnessed the tragedy the sight and the eye of the camera also reserved the heartbreaking incident. Unfortunately, this powerful man who trampled a living man under the car in broad daylight was also granted bail by the court and in the last few days he was found to be without a defence. But the court acquitted him honorably. Of course, the CCTV footage was presented as evidence but the question of why this evidence was rejected is a thorn in the side of every Pakistani. What are the motives behind the release of Majeed Achakzai? Was the release made possible on the grounds that the accused was powerful, or were legal hurdles encountered, or were legal requirements not met in preparing the case?

The four children of this traffic sergeant are cursing our justice system on the social media, and Pakistan’s leading people who are in power, and are appealing to them for justice, but only time will tell whether their voice will reach the upper echelons of the justice system. While the relatives and friends of the traffic sergeant are protesting against the murder of........

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