Chaos at Baloch Colony Bridge

I just got news that there’s been some trouble at Baloch Colony Brindge (near PAF Chapter). So, whoever has a route to home or office there. Just be careful today.

What I’ve heard till now that a policeman attempted to stop a bus, the bus driver didn’t stop and ran him over. That’s when all hell broke lose. A mob of people stopped the bus and the whole bus was set on fire.

There’s a rumour that the said policeman might be dead. I can hear ambulance sirens running to the rescue, sitting here at my office at Shahra-e-Faisal.

Let’s wait for the news updates for the real truth. Whoever is near that area, let us know, what’s going down.

Update: (c/o DAWN)

12 Comments so far

  1. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on March 16th, 2006 @ 5:22 pm

    Yep – i just drove by that place – there is the gutted bus in front of the Toyota Showroom. Traffic is messed up on both sides with rubber neck drivers pausing to take a look at the commotion.

    I too was wondering what was the mess – thank you Karachi Metblog for the update ;)

  2. MB (unregistered) on March 16th, 2006 @ 5:52 pm

    Yeah, I saw it as well when i was coming to office for my shift. That was a local coach which was set on fire (What else we Paki’s know except settings things on fire). The traffic was jam and it took us 10 minutes to pass from that place.

    GOD help us !

  3. Ali K Chishti (unregistered) on March 16th, 2006 @ 11:04 pm

    Bravo ! justice on sight
    anyhow I wish my brothers and sisters *people call it mob* would have burnt that bus driver alive as well – thing is people are frustated , no jobs , no business, corruption , no one to listen to them , pollution more corruption , no justice , no law and order nothing … 80 sq feet house costs 25lacs no where to live ; hopeless , i so wish for a revolution where elite and imperialistic classes and there families should be burned alive in streets , those sugar mill owners and capitalists and there families burned like that bus burned today – i so wish that –
    we are living in a banana republic , republic which is raped by her own brother forget neighbours , cousins and enemies….

  4. Original-anon (unregistered) on March 16th, 2006 @ 11:41 pm

    A karachi bus hijacking story from the BBC.

  5. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on March 17th, 2006 @ 1:05 am

    “Fauji Gang” is it some *unofficial fauji” gang?must be by Opposition:D

  6. Ali K Chishti (unregistered) on March 17th, 2006 @ 4:12 am

    Fauji is word commonly used in Pakistan to show ultimate power ; someone whos unaccountable ..

  7. Faisal (unregistered) on March 17th, 2006 @ 5:40 am

    Ali K. Chisti,

    What sort of an insane nut are you to have made the comment you made above?

    Have you gone totally bonkers? Perhaps your past has been scarred and traumatic but people being “frustrated” does not equate license to kill or, in your opinion, “burn alive”.

    And please, please, please … the word the way you meant to use it is “their” not “there”. Is that too difficult to remember or too much to ask for?

  8. Ali K Chishti (unregistered) on March 17th, 2006 @ 5:47 am

    ppl are frustrated , they are fed up of this system and this system alone breeds violence , violence on women , burning anything and everything –
    as for what I stand for ? I stand for those people who can not even afford a hour of internet , i stand for ppl who in todays Pakistan are forced to kill themselves and their families because they don’t want to be a part of society which you guys stand for – if I am wrong then be it – if i am mad -thats not a big problem –
    i so wish that some day you zeeshan ( and I pray to ALMIGHTY if he exists ) to show you ( Zeeshan and like minded people ) the frustration which leads to burning of buses and people – i pray one day that you are forced to do this —

  9. Mohammed (unregistered) on March 17th, 2006 @ 8:36 am

    Ali K Chisti,

    Take it down a notch bro, otherwise you might pop a blood vessel. You say you stand for those people who cannot afford an hour of internet…do something productive with your life go and give some kid an education or assist the elderly. And last i heard setting buses on fire didnt really solve any social and economic problems you mentioned. However what the bus driver did was appalling and absolutely wrong and should be punished through the juducial and penal code system we have in place in Pakistan.

  10. quratulain khan (unregistered) on March 17th, 2006 @ 9:37 am

    ali, annihilation is not a solution to frustration. does justice really equal to mass murder? you really think it’s alright for angry mobs to take the law into their hands and go on a killing rampage? we have enough violence and anger in our lives, don’t you think? what we need is more literacy. and tolerance. from everyone for everyone.

  11. seher (unregistered) on March 17th, 2006 @ 3:28 pm

    Ali K…. why are you so full of hatred. You seem so angry all the time.

  12. A critic (unregistered) on March 18th, 2006 @ 1:09 am

    Well – Ali has achieved his two minties of fame – sadly it is idiots like Ali who spurr hatred amongst the nation. Lets not put his pleading defination of poverty into the mix – lets simply ask What has Ali done on his part to help the poor recover. No BS statement just the crores you have donated to the poor, if not then keep blabbering and be treated as JUNK.

    You quote so many problems pick just one and solve we hope you alone can lead by example rather than HOT-AIR

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