Given protocol despite asking for shortest possible security convoy: President

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KARACHI, Sep 15 (APP):President Dr Arif Alvi Saturday clarified that long chains of cars followed him in Karachi despite the fact that he had asked the officials concerned not to embarrass him with huge protocol.
Responding to a viral video, the president, who arrived in Karachi on Friday night on first visit after assuming the office, said he had asked all the officials present at the airport not to embarrass him with a huge protocol rather deploy minimum possible number of cars to satisfy the security needs.
“Did not happen. We have to try harder,” the president tweeted.
Responding to a Twitter user pointing out some difficulties being faced by residents around his residence owing to security cover, the president said, “We should look into this too and not become a nuisance for my own neighbourhood where I have lived all my life.”
“I do not begrudge security but when it becomes painful for the common man we should draw a line somewhere,” President Alvi added.