Police in Faisalabad are now giving electric shocks if you don’t wear your masks
We hate to break it to you, but the coronavirus situation in the country is pretty much out of control. You’d know if you’ve been following the news, too. After months of carelessness the Government is finally appearing to try to implement some sort of SOPs after having finished the lockdown. With this have come unique activities being undertaken by various members of the Government. While you may know about the Governor of Punjab using the help of TikTok stars to spread coronavirus awareness, you probably don’t know about what the Faisalabad police is doing. Well, here you go:
So, the police in Faisalabad is tasing the public to make sure they don’t forget their masks the next time they are out
For anyone who is not wearing masks is getting the ”shock” of their lives. The Faisalabad Police is using taser rods on citizens not complying with the most basic SOP.
فیصل آباد میں ماسک نہ پہننے والوں کو لگایا گیا بجلی کا جھٹکا؟ کیا آپ سب لوگ انتظامیہ کے اس ایکشن سے متفق ہیں؟ pic.twitter.com/LEHbDOctMM
— Usama Qureshi (@UsamaQureshy) June 8, 2020
People on the internet are incredulous at this sort of ”punishment” by the police in Faisalabad
Jatkay bhi lagao aur fine bhi karo aur choro aur rishwat walo ko zoor ka current lagao
— King Khan (@KingKha53090237) June 8, 2020
Government already gave thousands of Jhatkay to poor's since came … bus yahi kami baqi reh gaye thi ,woh ab yeh poori kar rahay hain , is this a civilised state , there are many other gentle ways to compeign and impliment masks
— I n s i g h t s (@ZaibPhotography) June 8, 2020
Y behtar ha😂shock lga lga mar do😂 https://t.co/6clAmurdZO
— suhaib47 (@suhaib471) June 9, 2020
This is not all, violators are also being made to stand against a wall as their punishment
I am not sure whether to laugh or cry at this but school ke din yaad aa gaye 😂.
— Ahmad Nawaz Maken (@Ahmad_Nawaz) June 5, 2020
It’s been difficult to implement SOPs and get the public to follow up because neither this country’s leadership, nor the population has been serious about taking proper precautions
The government has not always been on top of providing reliable information. There are videos of Prime Minister Imran Khan circulating where he used to label coronavirus as just a ”flu” and urging the citizens not to worry. Now he is the one accusing the public of spreading the flu as there is no social distancing. All the questionable decisions like opening public transport, mosques, and Supreme Court ordering to open malls, despite the severe criticism by the “ashrafia” that our leaders taunted, have definitely contributed to where we are now.
From "it's just flu" to "people think it's just flu and are not taking it seriously" – the joke's on us.
The circus keeps getting funnier. The world cup keeps getting costlier.#COVID__19 #ImranKhan #ImranKhanPTI #jahaz pic.twitter.com/J1NhFvStuC
— Muhammad Osama Khan (@MrOkproduction) June 8, 2020
In light of the crisis that we are facing, the use of force like taser guns seems like a desperate but misguided attempt to regain control. At a time when our leadership and law enforcement should become humble, guiding forces for the entire country they are out to implement even more fascist policies to try and “tame” the population and that’s absolutely unacceptable.
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Cover image via Samaa TV