Faisal Vawda caught red-handed abusing taxpayers’ money

Faisal Vawda
PTI leader Faisal Vawda at his office in Karachi.

Faisal Vawda, owner and managing director of Faisal Vawda Group (FVG), is a real estate tycoon settled in Karachi. He came to the spotlight when he joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, a party that promised wonders but in recent times has gone downhill due to contradictions in speech and action.

Imran Khan, the chairperson of the party for long has been voicing his concerns about the VIP movement that is so common in Pakistan. It is not only synonymous with Ministers but also with bureaucrats, influential business people and family and friends of all the above. In the past, Imran Khan came under severe criticism when he used VIP protocol in Peshawar where his party is in power. However, today several political figures of PTI are enjoying benefits unlawfully and their businesses are booming like rest of their peers from other political parties.

Faisal Vawda lives in an affluent area of Karachi and is abusing taxpayers’ money by using police protocol vehicles. A couple of days back he was caught on camera using police protocol by a bunch of guys who only put one question to him.

What will you do when you are in the government?

Vawda usually boasts FVG logo on all his vehicles was first confused and then just waved at the guys as an apology in Lahore where he was recorded on camera. He wasn’t amused but little did he had to say for a clear violation of his leader’s orders in public.

Is this the PTI millions voted? That a head of media affairs of a political party has enough guts not to care about accountability and just carelessly waste the Pakistani taxpayers’ money. An appalling act that needs serious consideration and the law should have a strict implementation for violators such as Faisal Vawda.

It should be asserted here that he is neither an MNA or MPA nor does he hold any position of significance to be assigned police vehicles for protection. Millions of Pakistanis are at risk every day due to law and order situation, is his life more precious than theirs? We need to seriously get ourselves sorted and stop such people from abusing what every influential contacts they have in the government.

If it may be argued that he being a real estate business person has threats to his life, then it is suggested for him to leave the country like millions of Pakistanis who for some reason or the other did not feel safe in the country. The government never turned around to give them security, give the minorities that have died in thousands in Pakistan or to our women who daily face sexual exploitation, harassment, rape, honouring killings among other threats to their lives.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, a party for justice, has failed to streamline its organisation and address people’s woes putting the fed up voting population in a conundrum for the next election 2018.