When all the security in town is gathered at one place to protect just one person, wouldn’t it be easier for criminals to pull their stunts in other parts of the city? Are all the citizens responsible for their own security? Seems like they always have been.

Sorry no pictures. Taking pictures of a huge security force didn’t seem like a fun idea to me.

11 Comments so far

  1. Umer Zaman (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 4:24 pm

    Doesnt work that way..
    they showed that in many movies but dont know of any single event when anyone pulled over a stunt just cause police was busy somwhere else
    Police is pretty much sleeping anyways.. so whenever theres someone important in the city.. they are all up and about and tensed cause they dont want anything to screw up anywhere..
    i personally believe things would be better today in all parts of the city.. ofcourse if someone burns a place down thats just something you/we cannot avoid =D

  2. mansoor (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 5:18 pm

    i agree with umer.. not ‘all the security’ is pulled out, the stations and their forces are just where they usually are. Except for the ones which have VVIPs passing through. Even then, only part of their force is invovled in this.. the rest going about their daily work (rather sleepily).

    The security, if you look around, is mostly labaik, rangers or backup forces from other stations…

  3. Raza (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 9:19 pm

    On security (and slightly off-topic): I’ll be coming back to Karachi, my home town, after a period of about 10 years and I’ve heard /read stories of a lot of hold-ups. I mean they used to happen back when we lived in Karachi last in the mid/late-90s but not so much in Defence /Clifton, where we were most of the time anyway. But now they’re said to be a much more common occurance. Is that true for all parts of Karachi and what is the best way to protect yourself? I’ve been warned by relatives to not even bring a nice watch/cell phone, etc. What do I do about my laptop or the cash that I inevitably might be carrying? I love Karachi and don’t want to not enjoy my trip. What, hire a guard and be even more of a target or buy a hot pistol off the streets? I don’t mind packin’ (thats what I do here in US… legally). Whats a guy to do? Any serious pointers? Any input would be appreciated.

  4. SWA (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 11:22 pm

    Now THIS is what I call a “Power to the People” post! We need to actively voice such concerns of ours with the govt.!

  5. wasiq (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 2:50 am

    Bad news friends…..a very dear name is missing from the list of KMB authors……i noticed it just now have no idea when it was removed.

  6. Umer Zaman (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 12:27 pm

    Its all good man
    its simply your luck i guess..
    guards, guns, cars they dont really matter
    i know a friend whose surf was taken on a gun point infront of china town.. can you believe it.. china town.. i live 5 minutes away from that place… well the car had trakker so it stopped at the city limit..
    ( i had a funny incident with car trakker: i didnt know how it works and took a friends car to frenchbeach and it just stopped in the middle of no where and we tried everything and it didnt work so had to leave the car there, next morning she told me it has trakker in it and when ur leaving town you have to inform em.. HUH !! )

    Anyways.. dont worry about anything
    shit happens
    just be yourself and if someone pulls you over with a gun, please give em watever they are asking for.. your life aint worth it =D

  7. Umer Zaman (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 12:28 pm

    OKay i messed up !!
    i meant your money/car aint worth it
    your life’s definately worth living =D

  8. Raza (unregistered) on July 30th, 2006 @ 10:38 am

    Personal note to Umer Zaman: Hey Umer, thanks for the advice, bud! BTW did you attend PAF high school by any chance? We went to PAF and my brother had a good friend /classmate with the same name as yours. If yes, please email me at ssraza(at)

    I apologize for putting this note up here publicly but couldn’t find how to PM on this site.

  9. Raza (unregistered) on July 30th, 2006 @ 10:41 am

    Sorry I gave you the wrong email address. That account is dead now. You can email me at ssraza(at)

  10. Umer Zaman (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 7:45 pm

    clik on my nick and i think it’ll give you the email address you can contact on

  11. Umer Zaman (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 7:46 pm

    clik on my nick and i think it’ll give you the email address you can contact on

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