"It's amazing how some people are married to this symbol of power. If the PM doesn't need a red beacon why should anyone else," Omar wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.com.

Red beacons only for high constitutional functionaries: SC

Omar was responding to the Supreme Court ruling that red beacon lights without flashers would be used on the vehicles of only high constitutional functionaries.

Omar said he is looking forward to removing the red beacons from his official vehicles.

"I look forward to instructing my people to remove the red beacons from my official vehicles also now," he said.

"I must admit I'll be happy to see this red beacon culture go. I never use one on my private vehicles and don't see the need for one anyway," he added.


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