Strike 2

Previous day ended without any trouble, but we have another day ahead of us. No public transport running today. Schools closed for second consecutive day. No one showed up at my work place (am I the only crazy one?). All meetings for today can safely be assumed as cancelled. One more day wasted. All in the name of religion.

Stay safe everyone.

25 Comments so far

  1. zeeshan (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 9:51 am

    lets just hope things would get better
    karachi is in healing process right now,
    she cannot take any more damaging shit
    may Allah keep you All and karachi safe

  2. Adnan (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 9:52 am

    Stay safe people!

  3. Yoda (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 10:13 am

    First incident:
    On my way to office going from Gharibabad to Civic Center about a dozen kids were seen hurling stones on the road.
    They had blocked the road going from Civic Center towards Liaqatabad and almost half of the road in the opposite direction was also closed.
    Tires were burning there. No police or ranger personnel were in sight :(

  4. Yoda (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 10:15 am

    Roads were deserted, people all dressed up for office were waiting on bus stops but no public transport was running. Most banks were closed.

  5. TEE BEE (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 12:09 pm

    God bless Karachi and God bless us all…


  6. MUNIB (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 1:07 pm

    Did any one hear Abdul Qadir Hasan on ARY ONE in VIEWS ON NEWS ( by Dr. Shahid Masood)


    I think he beautifully summarized everything and i guess it was one special thing to hear….. Pakis’s….start looking into own gareebaans now…

  7. MUNIB (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 1:10 pm

    @ UMAR bro:- Can you please start a new thread on Abdul Qadir Hasan’s view on ARY ONE in VIEWS ON NEWS ( by Dr. Shahid Masood)…..

  8. turab (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 1:24 pm

    What kind of protest is this Strike?
    Who is on the loosing end?
    Who is being effected the most?
    As long as people and properties are safe, at least thats one silver linning in the cloud.

  9. Illusionfs (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 1:29 pm

    Munib, I agree, I wonder how many of those protestors have ‘Kundas’ *steal electricity from KESC* in their homes, how many of them evade taxes, how many of them misbehave on roads while driving.

    This is crazy, all in the name of religion.. I know how many people who have beards *according to shariah* have offended me on the roads by driving crazily *where is the lesson of Huqooq-ul-Ibaad*

    *no offence to people with beards, but I have seen a lot of nice people with beards as well who follow Islam and take everything in consideration that Islam has taught has.

  10. Adnan (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 2:17 pm

    One more day wasted. All in the name of religion.


  11. Poo poo Head (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 2:21 pm

    I just could not understand why people expect much from people who have beards. Beard is a sunnah and it should not be taken a mark of any thing.

    P.S. I do not have beard but I wish we could be less discriminate towrds beard.

  12. Zainub (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 3:24 pm

    Whatever purpose are these strikes achieving, a few houndred thousand children and teenagers missing their respective schools and colleges, a few more not going to work, all this is hardly going to make much of a differene to the powers to be in Denmark.

    I have seen the cartoons my self, I find them deeply offensive, I’d rather wish they weren’t published in teh first place, but the idea of boycotting Danish products, or taking out violent rallies, or skipping two days of college, in so called protest, still sounds unneccessary to me.

    The Prophet, PBUH, faced a lot of disrespect and hatred in his own times from the polytheists, the people in Taif for instance, even stonned him, yet the Prophet, or his companions (may allah be pleased with them) never restorted to taking out rallies or boycotting trade with them as far I’m aware. In fact, if I’m right, didn’t the Prophet actually pray for forgiveness for the people of Taif, and this was despite Allah SWT him self offering via the angel Hazrat Gibrael, to punish the people of Taif for hurting, disrespecting and abusing the Prophet.

    Unfortunately politician in this country, especially those who claim to be religious scholars, only used religion for their own good, to project a idea or theory that benefits them, not what religion is really about. I’m certain in my mind, that if the Prophet, PBUH, was alive today, he would have dissaproved of such strikes and the kind of violent demonstrations we have seen in Islamabad earlier in the week.

  13. Adnan (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 3:31 pm

    If the west wish to destroy muslims and pakistan, it is ver easy !!!
    All they need to do is publish a few more cartoons and we will burn each other n everything !!!
    We should relize what is happeing and create awareness

  14. Zag (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 4:46 pm

    I agree with poo poo head (as hilarious as this sounds, but please do change your name back) as far as the comments with beards are concerned…… I have seen this over and over that the same mistake is done by two ppl, one is clean shaved the other has a beard, and ppl will ignore the clean shaved person but tell the bearded one, “darhi ka to khayal kur lo”……. so it would have been okay if he also would have shaved off his beard? growing a beard doesn’t mean that the person leaves all the sins and become all pious overnight!

  15. Illusionfs (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 5:19 pm

    When someone grows a beard, a beard and no moustache, then it certainly shows that the person is trying to follow Sunnah, and I think it is more important as a muslim not to hurt anyone or take any persons rights then to grow a beard.

    Personally, I am not biased against people with beard, as I myself have one, not the shariah type though. And I know people who have beards and are just amazing people.

    *as I mentioned I am not generalising it, and no offence to people with beard.

  16. wakeup (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 6:54 pm

    All is the result of no education in the matters of Deen as well as Duniya. Islam is such a beautiful and wonderful religion,but we misinterprete it and convey Messages which are based on emotional distress and not with the sense, what will be the outcome? what one will achieve? what are we trying to convey?
    We need well educated Scholars and Imams in our society, who would stand for the right thing and
    condemn what is wrong in all the common sense.
    We have a wonderful, awesome, out of this world examples set before us by Prophet(SAW),we should learn about them.
    Let us all be a responsible Muslim and do justice to our Deen,Let us all once in our lifetime commit to studying the Message of Allah.(Read the Tafseer onces in your life).Imagine how far we are from our Deen and Allah, we call ourselves Muslims, yet we don’t know our Quran and can’t take a step towards what is right or against wrong,going around in the society.
    Wakeup and do your part for the religion, or the picture will always be incomplete.

  17. DarthVader (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 7:43 pm

    and so religious mafia shuts down karachi -again.

  18. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 8:59 pm

    i liked the term “Religiosu Mafia” very appropiate.
    This evening when i was comming back to home at 4:30 via Garder/Soldier Bazar,i found few burnt tyres,telenor guys had taken off their name board and isntead of that they put on A white banner having Kalima.hmmm *clever*,politics and religions can’t be seprated anyway.

  19. sarah (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 10:04 pm

    May GOD protect KARACHI AND PAKISTAN !!!AmEEn!!!

  20. Think and Ponder (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 11:34 pm

    All of you can make a difference in the society.
    Instead of talking about it helplessly, come up with the new ways of handling the situation,discuss it here, although you all are the new generation who are well educated and sensible.
    You have a Voice, Technology, Media etc etc.
    Make a difference and say no to all this, which harm our Religion, Stand up for your Religion.
    Spread the message of WHAT MUSLIM MEANS and ISLAM IS.

    Start today, by doing one good deed and other good deed will automatically follow it.
    Today, offer thanks to Allah, that you have water to drink and feel the satisfication you would have next time you drink a glass of water.

    Think and Ponder.

  21. Tee (unregistered) on February 18th, 2006 @ 12:25 am

    i agree with the above comment!
    instead of pointing out fingers we better start lookin at ourselves. what have we given to karachi? ok if u think the ‘mullahs’ are spoiling karachi, what are you doing to protect your religion and city?
    ur religion asks for someting from u too…no? dnt u need to do something if u dnt agree with the ‘mullahs’?
    andd plz ppl, we are all good at playing blame games, we hardly ever look at ourselves.
    and why do we tend to generalize everyone? not everyone with a beard is a terrorist. just like not every paki is a terrorist!

  22. riaz mohammed (unregistered) on February 18th, 2006 @ 3:58 am

    i, just want to make a comment regarding the beard it is in fact wajib on a mature muslim man,

    the reason there is so much annimosity around the world quite simply it is down to our actions the muslim, if we remained united and followed the ways shown by the prophet muhammad pbuh, then inshallah no one would mess with us.

  23. Hasan (unregistered) on March 1st, 2006 @ 9:19 am

    MMA is our very own religious mafia. I mean think of it man. They burn down our own propeerty in the name of religion. They just want to increase their vote bank and thats it. But let me remind them once again that they are never gonna win from Karachi.

    I dont prefer MQM and think of Altaf as a terrorist (YES IM MOHAJIR). But I prefer MQM over MMA, anyday. Whatever Altaf is, he is secular and doesn’t bring religion into politics.

    My Message to the bearded maniac Qazi Hussain Ahmed:

    “Sir, if you hate USA so much, then why is your son living in USA? IS that you you raised him? You teach us to hate USA, while you failed to teach that to your own son?

    You are burning down our property, and guess what, it is the poor guy who is always at lost. You burn down foreign offices that, respected sir, are providing ROTI(bread) to thousands of our own kind?

    We need bread and a good life. Everytime a guy commits suicide because he cannot afford to put food into his home, is partially your fault. Please leave us alone and fear ALLAH. After all you will have to justify everything before Allmighty. Stop spreading hatred. Ours is the religion of peace. Teach us how to love, not hatred. ”

    Seriously, these guys should go and get some education (NOT IN MADRASSAHS). I will be very happy to see a secular country (which was the dream of Quaid-e-Azam) where churches are not burnt down. Christians, Hindus, Ismailies living in Pakistan are Pakistani first and then something else. Always remember this.

  24. Kamran (unregistered) on March 1st, 2006 @ 9:28 am

    Go Mullah’s Go! Please leave us alone. And if you want to protest, please burn down your own homes instead of burning down ours. Guys, I saw a guy burning tire near Numaish and I said “What the hell are you doing?” He said: “Protesting against the Danish cartoons.” I said: “You bast*rd. Don’t mess up my city. Go back to where to came from and get some education. Then you can come back here.”

    I’m sick and tired of Mullah politics. Everyone who voted for MMA in NWFP, should regret it. WE DON’T WANT PAKISTAN TO BE ANOTHER IRAN. WE ARE HAPPY WITH WHAT WE ARE. Like our beloved President Musharraf said:

    “Sub se pehle Pakistan, baqi sub uss ke baad”

    Which means, Pakistan comes first. Everything else comes afterward.

    I’m quite sad to say there aren’t good muslims in Pakistan. When did the prophet said: “Go out. Burn down busses and kill other people.” Saudi Arabia, the big boss, had no protests. Saudis are living a happy life and are rich, while we backward people are poor.

    Qazi, and other MMA leaders: JUST LEAVE US ALONE.

  25. Poo poo Head (unregistered) on March 1st, 2006 @ 9:49 am

    It was 1993 and one of my friend used to live in Pak Colony(Bismillah Hotel). Don’t ask me why they used to live there, he got admission in Dow on self finance so money was never an issue. He told me an incident then .

    There were ‘Political Gundas’ (aka tapori, mawwali) in his neighbourhood. One day few of them came to his neghbour house and said that they would bring “barat” of one of them in two weeks so just start prepartion of ‘rukhsati’ of your daughter(they did not ask, they ordered). The gal was educated, beautiful and his father was an old , poor but ‘izzatdar’ admi. The whole family moved to punjab in 2-3 days and they left their house etc (in “as it was” condition) b’coz that was impossible to move w/o letting those taporis know of moving. Yah that was Karachi my friend in 1993 so if some one tells me about secular leaders of Karchi, I say “fu*k off’. So many scars on the face of Karchi :-( . When ever I think of this incident, I just promise myself not to return ever
    to such city.

    And Hasan why do you need to bring “beard” , its sunnah , you do not have to ridicule that. “Bearded Maniac” :-(

    For the argument “Sir, if you hate USA so much, then why is your son living in USA? IS that you you raised him? You teach us to hate USA, while you failed to teach that to your own son”

    You can not judge any one for his son/father/relatives. Its stupid argument and this is a problem with us, if we have problem with any one , we would bring the whole families in dispute. Bhai hate qazi sahib for his doings but you can’t accuse him for his son is in US. he is not responsible for his son. Chaini is a Republican and his daughter is a gay and being gay is just a crime for conservatives republicans but no one accused him in whole election war while he himself said in public that if he won then he won’t invite his daughter in presedntial ceremony.

    Come on change attitude, you could not held responsible any one for some one else ill doings.

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