WHY SECURITY CHECK POSTS ARE MOSTLY USELESS!

WHY SECURITY CHECK POSTS ARE MOSTLY USELESS!
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We see them everywhere on our streets. Causing traffic blockages and delays to our journeys. It's in the name of security. Once you make it through and reach the check post you see uninterested police and sometimes soldiers. Unprofessional personnel who are made to stand for hours without proper food and water. Also personnel who have had no proper training to deal with these situations. There is no real way to just tell who is a criminal. The vast majority aren't anyway.
The smaller cars are stopped. The rich big cars aren't. It's random. If you do get selected randomly for a check. You can present your ID card or what else to the person. Obviously there is a lot of bribery going on as well. Specially bikers, students or some poor unfortunate soul in general gets told that their car will be locked up - a problem a few hundreds fix instantly.
Wait? Wasn't this to stop terrorism? Yet we still see so many terror attack. No check post stopped the Marriot bomber truck. No check post catches foreign spies who were coming and going to Abbottabad in preparation for the OBL raid. No check post stopped Mehran base attackers. No check post stopped the Parade Lane attackers.
The reason? Simple! It doesn't take a genius to figure out all the Rastay through galis and small streets. When the check post in the way of my house is too clogged up I can always take one of five routes around it and this is a military cantonment.
Funny story, I drove in the US from Las Vegas to New York over three days. That is 2700 miles. Karachi to Skardu and back to Karachi. I saw two police cars on the way and no check posts. The same in the UK. I went through an agricultural check post once, in California in the USA, and the guy was super courteous, professional, funny and took only 3 seconds.
Security has to be intelligence based. And useless check posts which are a source of nuisance and bribery. We need better intelligence and not public annoyances in the name of security. High ranking police officials have shared the same view with me many times.
But will anything change no? The police doesn't want it... its money! The government likes it because it gives an illusion of security... and we will continue to suffer.
Pakistan Zindabad!
WHY SECURITY CHECK POSTS ARE MOSTLY USELESS! WHY SECURITY CHECK POSTS ARE MOSTLY USELESS! Reviewed by Hamza Bashir Ahmad on 08:55:00 Rating: 5