Strike or What?

There is a bit of confusion in the city. Last night I heard some people saying
that its a strike today while others denied any news of strike. This morning I
found very little traffic on the Main University Road (usually its very busy
this time of the day) and I also found SaudiPak Bank (also on the University
Road) completely covered by a tent. The reason these guys are being careful is
because of the recent "TORR PHORR" that took on this road on Saturday.. All
famous buildings/offices/organizations were targeted and their windows were
bombarded with stones.
So anyone got confirmed news of the strike??

SaudiPak Bank and K&K on the Main University Road.

11 Comments so far

  1. umar (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 10:10 am

    damn… u beat me to it… i was about to post about it… anyway… there was fair amount of traffic on SF, and public transport was also easily available… so people who stayed in probably thought the rumours were true.

  2. Kashif Aziz (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 10:21 am

    Although MMA is holding protests today, they have not called for strike or closure of business. While the Shia Council has cancelled all rallies and protest congregations till chelum of Allama Turabi. They say that the miscreants take advantage of the protest rallies and start destroying public property. A sensible step, I must say.

  3. Zain (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 10:37 am

    I did not care enough about it, left home and life is normal Mashallah!

  4. mansoor (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 10:47 am

    so thats why there are little than normal ppl on the road.. i was wondering what was up… Still, at office now, everything is going on smoothly.. even construction work on various projects is progressing smoothly.. i guess life in karachi never stopped. A testament to the fact that we’ll keep on moving! no matter what!

  5. LaydeeBird (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 11:43 am

    I didnt even realize there was a strike or a would-be strike. Work all around me is completely normal, both today and yesterday. i was at tariq road last night and shahrah-e-faisal this morning and nothing seemed closed.

  6. Umer Zaman (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 1:17 pm

    well ppl who stayed home thinking it was strike are the only ones..
    public transport was readily available..
    my whole staff is here and none even said it once that it was strike today..
    under strike conditions if they do come to work they definately atleast say it once that its strike and they are loyal enough to be here =)

  7. sheysrebellion (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 1:50 pm

    just another excuse not to work.

  8. Omaer (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 1:53 pm

    I was also hoping for a strike today, tried to call and confirm the strike intensity, but everything was normal… had to come to work :) Damn.

  9. Nadir Nasir (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 2:25 pm

    I came out in the morning for my office, I found the traffic more than it was yesterday. Last night a friend told me about that, it was in my mind but was completely off till lunch time, when a collegue of mien brought up the topic.

    I will agree wuth Mansoor, we move on no matter what, that the beauty of Karachi!

  10. IllusionFS (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 6:10 pm

    Day has almost ended, I think it was just a hoax call for the strike.

  11. SWA (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 8:22 pm

    The government needs to have a strict policy against “TOR PHOR”. Anyone found engaging in acts of vandalism should be shot in the ankles on sight!

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