If the leaders are this bad…

then wht to say of the mentality of the country in general?! Kumail suggested over this one news article, which i think highlights two important aspects of Karachi street life. Unfortunately, this event had taken place in the Sindh Assembly!!

The points that this highlights are:
1. The general intolerance of people
I mean come on! you start beating up a poor guy just because he sent over a note?!!?!!! In kumail’s words

How ridiculous is this – goes to show the level of intolerance in our society. The poor bloke basically just inquired how a fellow legislator was doing. Since when is that deemed “indecent” to the level that an elected representative is smacked up in the house that is supposed to govern a whole province. Truly shameful and appaling!

2. The Bhai phenomena
Whenver theres a woman in trouble, especially in public, she immediately gets a lot of ‘bhais’ who are more than willing to beat the crap out of any perp, no matter what the charge! A note to all girls/women who venture out on their own (imo good ppl).. if anyone is bothering you, a simple shout is enough to have him beaten up. Especially, if any pathans brothers are around.

11 Comments so far

  1. Faraz (unregistered) on July 9th, 2006 @ 2:25 am

    Question: Did the woman MP bring the note to everyone’s attention or was it intercepted on its way to her?

    And what else to expect in an assembly of un-educated and culturally raised Muslims more inline with tribal and feudal traditions.


  2. verysmart (unregistered) on July 9th, 2006 @ 3:35 am

    Mansooor…
    Come on man… Why do you have to ruin such a nice psot with a racial sentence in the end accusing pathans now?

    Are’nt we fed up with stereotyping people? we all are the similiar level of JAHILs.

    Please a million times i have commented in lenghts to stop stereotyping punjabis, pathans, baluchi, sindhi stufff…

    :Mansooor…
    Come on man… Why do you have to ruin such a nice psot with a racial sentence in the end accusing pathans now?

    Are’nt we fed up with stereotyping people? we all are the similiar level of JAHILs.

    Please a million times i have commented in lenghts to stop stereotyping punjabis, pathans, baluchi, sindhi stufff…

    :


  3. ahmed (unregistered) on July 9th, 2006 @ 4:09 am

    from what I read the note was not just about inquiring the health of the legislator. She said she was being bugged by this particular MNA for a year ofcourse beating up an MNA was not the right thing to do but then what would you expect


  4. mansoor (unregistered) on July 9th, 2006 @ 4:19 am

    verysmart: the reason i added the line about pathans was because as a people, they are very gairat-mand, and will raise swords on the very notion of their honor being tarnished. Anyone harrasing a woman on the street is seen as a threat to that honour which must be kept. I am not accusing any of my pathan brothers, infact, it is this very trait that they come to the rescue everytime.


  5. verysmart (unregistered) on July 9th, 2006 @ 6:19 am

    Mansoor, Well in that case.. bravo borther!!!

    yaaar I have decided to embark on a personal crusade against Stereotyping and Zaat Bradri System in our country, I have been labelled some pretty ugly tags on myself from my own family, but i really dont care. All that matters to me is someday we can all call each other simply Pakistanis.. If i am able to change one person’s view in this regard, thats a battle won for me, I hope you understand


  6. kumar (unregistered) on July 9th, 2006 @ 1:29 pm

    I support verysmart. Infact to change our society we need to change ourself first. Me too is known as Jawaan Khoon jo abhi ubal raha hai lekin thanda ho jayega. Abhi pichle 6-7 saal se to thanda hua nahi.


  7. Kashif (unregistered) on July 9th, 2006 @ 2:47 pm

    This surely was a political stint.


  8. verysmart (unregistered) on July 9th, 2006 @ 7:24 pm

    Kumar.. dont worry dear, we will keep the flame burning ;)


  9. mansoor (unregistered) on July 10th, 2006 @ 12:26 am

    verysmart: ur a man after my own heart! thats one of my personal things as well.. although it does get hard not to label, i try my best not to do that, unless everyone concerned is aware that the context is humour.


  10. Concerned (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 5:21 am

    I personally think the guy should have been shot if he had been bugging that female for a year. These guys are supposed to be our leaders our role models, if they cant live upto it they dont deserve to be there.

    I support the beating, and the bhai phenomena is needed it keeps the chechora boys in check. Just think about it this way, if you were walking with your sister and a road side romeo said something and you didnt do anything about it, then I am sorry to say you are not a man.

    I am not saying just beat up everyone but there is a tolerance level to these things and once that is surpassed action is necessary.


  11. mansoor (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 3:41 pm

    Concerned: “there is a tolerance level to these things and once that is surpassed action is necessary.” Well said! i support you fully!



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