darn patakhas….

strict action under 144 would be taken against violators of the ban on fire crackers and fireworks on shab-e-barat. so said rauf siddiqui in a meeting that was covered on geo tv and was also mentioned in dawn.

if i remember correctly that means that both the sellers and the buyers of crackers can be convicted and sentenced to a few days in prison. and that if minors are involved then their guardians will be held responsible.

hah! fat chance. the minibombs have been going off like crazy since maghrib and the noise is irritating the hell out of me. it also means that this idiocy is disrupting the peace and prayers that are supposed to be the essence of a “baree raat“. ahh karachi. when will we learn?

9 Comments so far

  1. Murtaza (unregistered) on September 9th, 2006 @ 2:33 am

    mana ke mein sacha musalman tu nahi par apnay deen se rishta tu jor sakta hoon…
    haj roza namaz kuch na sahih, shabe barat peh ik patakha tu phor sakta hoon … :D

  2. amir (unregistered) on September 9th, 2006 @ 10:18 am

    these kind of stupid remarks make us (muslims) look more stupid.

  3. MB (unregistered) on September 9th, 2006 @ 11:21 am

    Murtaza :
    aap es ke ilava or ker bhi kia rahay hian last 59 years se ?. Aap patakhay phortay rahain or saari dunia chaand per ja chuki hogi toh aap koi constructive kaam kerne ka sochiyega.

  4. mansoor (unregistered) on September 9th, 2006 @ 11:56 am

    agree with MB.. do something creative!

    pathaka’s are the mainstay of the youth, which do take shab-e-baraat as an excuse to stay out late and do ‘hulla gulla’ with friends….

  5. wasiq (unregistered) on September 9th, 2006 @ 12:00 pm

    much less than previous years…it is the first time in my life that it rained on a shab-e-Baraat
    iam sure less people must have reached the graveyards yesterday,i couldn’t !

  6. Jamash (unregistered) on September 9th, 2006 @ 12:02 pm

    More than a year back there was a police encounter in which 4 criminals were shot to death, 3 of them were killed within the bounds of our own house. The deafening sound of the 120 minute long exchange of fire between the outlaws and the police and watching all the blood and dead bodies in your own backyard at 3:am is the morning is not a pretty experience.

    Last night was a reminder of that ordeal for us.

    I fail to understand what’s the fun is all those loud explosions? How were these explosions related to Shab-e-Barat? What kind of parents allow their children to fire up crackers, and produce bangs ? How much money the people of Karachi wasted on all that crazy harassment ?

  7. Adnan (unregistered) on September 9th, 2006 @ 12:31 pm

    Wasiq yeah that rain was really like blessing for last night that I didnt hear much patakhay outside.

    Yes I coudn’t go due to rain.

  8. Ameen (unregistered) on September 9th, 2006 @ 3:27 pm

    Yaaar asal mein ziada ter aawaara log hi patakhay phortay hain….bachay to sirf china bum phaartay hain….jo baray explosions hotay hain wo ziada ter gali koochon k LONDAY LAPAARAY kertay hain….aur sub jaantay hain k GALI KOOCHON K LONDAY LAPAARAY kis JAMAA’AT say ta’alluq rakhtay hain…..jee haan MUTTAHIDA…..saray MQM k londay patakhay baazi aur hawaai firin mein involve hotay hain ….Chahay wo New year ho ya 14th aug….ya phir koi aur event….ziada ter harkatain bhi yahi log kertay hain aur KArobar bhi inhi k hath mein hota hay patakhon ka…

    Aur doosri baaat….main nay buhut say aisay log bhi dekhay hain jo apnay bachon ya bhaion ko is liye patakhon say mana nahin kertay k YAAAR BACHPAN MEIN HUM BHI KERTAY THAY….AB YE KERTAY HAIN TO KIA BURAAI HAY …:@:@:@

    “Her cheez ki aik intihaa hoti hay……laikin jihalat ki koi intihaa nahihn hoti” !!!!

  9. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on September 9th, 2006 @ 3:49 pm

    Dear Ameen after reading your following ignorant and lame statment:

    aur sub jaantay hain k GALI KOOCHON K LONDAY LAPAARAY kis JAMAA’AT say ta’alluq rakhtay hain…..jee haan MUTTAHIDA..

    I agree with you that

    Her cheez ki aik intihaa hoti hay……laikin jihalat ki koi intihaa nahihn hoti” !!!!

    Hope you got my point.

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