Bloody Monday.

Karachi. There’s always something new I learn here everyday. There’s always a different way I see this city – sometimes as comforting and alluring like kay manages to portray it like in her blog. Today, at 9:15 PM, I saw a bus being set on fire for the first time in my ten year sojourn in Karachi; right in the middle of Stadium Road – which I assume was a protest to the suicide bomb attack in a Shia mosque earlier today. Flames burned bright from windows where people usually see Karachi’s sights and sounds pass by. Cars screeched to get away from the site, an ambulance’s siren shrieking above it all. This is Karachi tonight, burning to the core.

5 Comments so far

  1. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on May 31st, 2005 @ 12:40 am

    Saba – Can you please explain what you meant by the phrase ‘burning to the core’.

    It just doesn’t seems to link with your blog. It seems so out of place.

  2. Aman (unregistered) on May 31st, 2005 @ 1:12 am

    Its events like these which just reinforce my decision to leave this country

  3. Kashif (unregistered) on May 31st, 2005 @ 2:38 am

    Is it a coincidence that the suicide bombings re-appeared after the religious decree from joint-ulema council which deemed it to be haram.

    Is it a coincidence that the suicide bombing in islamabad happened a day after ms. rocca visited the capital – and same day when the majlis-e-amal was protesting against the desecration of Qura’an in gua’ntamo bay.

    Get ready for another round of madness – we will be back.

  4. Saadie (unregistered) on May 31st, 2005 @ 2:51 am

    and Just when things started to look normal again, something had to happen. God bless us all.

  5. Abbas Halai (unregistered) on May 31st, 2005 @ 7:42 pm

    You shouldn’t be afraid when things like murder’s and bombs appear in the news. It’s when they stop appearing in the news and media coverage is lost is when you should be afraid because that is when things have started to become the norm and people have become desensitized to it and accepted it. How come murders, and robberies etc. are not major news stories anymore?

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