A video went viral on Pakistan’s social media of a woman claiming to be a “colonel’s wife” at Hazara Motorway in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The woman could be seen forcing her way out of a blockade, as the police have instructions to not allow anyone to move.
According to local media reports, the incident occurred on May 20 at around 5 pm local time when the woman along with a young man, who apparently seems to be her son, were travelling to the Shankari area from Mehsehra city in the northern province.
“I am wife of a colonel and remove the hurdles from my way,” the woman is heard saying to the police officials.
Later, she came out of her car, removing the barrier and throwing the drum put there to stop the traffic and drove her car through, as some of the police officials are seen chasing it.
The clip triggered a debate about implementation of state laws and elitism online.
The hashtag #ColonelKiBiwi (colonel’s wife in Urdu) was the top trend on Twitter in Pakistan on May 21.
Tweep @SameenaERana wrote: “Colonel’s wife was arrogant and ill mannered. She should be punished for arguing and hindering on duty police officer to perform his duties BUT she doesn’t depict any institution’s mindset or way of course. Some people have got licence to malign army as if she was [Chief of Army Staff] COAS, herself.
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