Welcome Rao Sikandar Iqbal..?

A parade in honor of Rao Sikandar Iqbal, Pakistan Minister of Defence, coming to the city organized by PMRF (can somebody tell me what this is?). What next??!

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Complete account after the break..

I was coming back to lunch, crossing over the old passenger bridge at nursery, when it struck to me as odd that only one side of SF had any traffic on it….

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Just as i was about to cross over… a colleague with me caught sight of a couple of taxis approaching…

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Then we looked a little further behind it…. and we were shocked! A steady stream of yellow taxi’s were forming a parade down SF at around 2 PM, with loud speaker blaring out “khush amdeed rao sikandar iqbal”.

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Overall , we estimated the number of taxi’s to be around 80, with around 20+ busses thrown in for good measure! A very impressive parade. Dont know whats going on though….

23 Comments so far

  1. Yahya (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 3:23 pm

    Gee hazuree of the highest order.


  2. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 4:19 pm

    Chamcha geeri of the highest order.


  3. Mona (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 5:35 pm

    Been in Khi for 2 days now… and not too happy with the traffic… it was so much better 6-7 years ago :( and there is TOO much pollution and so much dust – thanks to the construction :/


  4. mansoor (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 5:42 pm

    welcome back mona :D

    “TOO much pollution and so much dust” is what karachi is nowadays :D lolz


  5. AUSSI_PAKI (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 5:53 pm

    Yep, the traffic sucks bigggggg time! I have literally screamed sometimes in fear that our car may get hit or our driver may not see a kid crossing the road! Very polluted. I gather, people are “immune” to the pollution now! No offense to any die hard Karachite! I love it here with my family, but traffic and pollution are the only turn offs!


  6. K G (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 7:32 pm

    Hey aussie finally you are there :)well its soo true that pollution and traffic are the major problems..esp when coming from abroad and since we are so used to of the clean enviroment and smooth traffic system,that its really sad to see our beloved ppl still facing these problems .
    take care ans stay safe


  7. Yahya (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 7:54 pm

    It’s just not from abroad. Same feeling you get once you have lived in Islamabad for a while and come back. For a moment you do wonder how you managed to live with the pollution all that while. Oh well…

    Coming back to topic…Oh how we love to spent our time in useless pursuits…


  8. AUSSI_PAKI (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 8:07 pm

    Thanks KG…I have been eating out but sticking to the good old Nestle mineral water for now :). I am feeling “home” sick already. But I have to make this holiday a memorable one for the sake of my grand parents :). You too have fun when you are around here! :)


  9. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 10:01 pm

    Chaudry Wajahat also organised a similar rally of yellow cabs in newyork in support of General Musharraf when he was visiting US on book tour…

    i have a feeling that either these cabbies are paid(hired) to do that or maybe they’re all from Rao Sikandar’s home town….


  10. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 10:04 pm

    noticed official flagged car with man on front seat wearing garland , gov number grand cruiser and JUST two police mobiles…


  11. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 10:14 pm

    btw this bridge on which you took those pictures , could be easily used by a assasin… normally whenever the dictator is visit MP and ranger personnel are posted on these bridges too…


  12. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 10:17 pm

    *visiting*


  13. sarah (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 11:00 pm

    Who the HEck is ROA SIkander, & why posting abt HIm on KMB , what ever happened to all the Interesting Posts or stories ABt KARACHIWho the HEck is ROA SIkander, & why posting abt HIm on KMB , what ever happened to all the Interesting Posts or stories ABt KARACHI


  14. sarah (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 11:01 pm

    Who the HEck is ROA SIkander, & why posting abt HIm on KMB , what ever happened to all the Interesting Posts or stories ABt KARACHIWho the HEck is ROA SIkander, & why posting abt HIm on KMB , what ever happened to all the Interesting Posts or stories ABt KARACHI


  15. fb (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2006 @ 12:03 am

    rao sikander is the same guy who got elected from okara district when he promised the local farmers that he will fight the army for their land rights.

    as soon as they elected him, he became the defence minster.

    and those farmers are still fighting.


  16. SWA (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2006 @ 1:58 am

    those fecking politicians…

    tsk tsk.


  17. wasiq (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2006 @ 4:06 am

    SARAH without a trade(write)mark…now this is STRange…..!:-p


  18. Mona (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2006 @ 7:02 am

    Hey Thanks Mansoor =)!!

    Yeah its loads of dust everywhere, and me being allergic to it been sneezing :P I wish they had not started construction everywhere at the same time :P

    Oh wells!

    Btw went to Pizza Hut and Maccas (McDonald’s)- Pizza Hut was alright – can’t really tell how the quality’s gone worse – and Maccas was not the best :(


  19. sarah (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2006 @ 9:45 am

    oh YAH!!!! I FORGOT !!!:D


  20. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2006 @ 10:52 am

    Actually the guy deserves a Donkey parade.


  21. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2006 @ 9:57 pm

    some one asked WHO is Rao Sikander… well first of all he is the defence minister, secondly he is close friend of Gen Mush just like Tariq Aziz,Ahmed Saeed(ex Pia Chairman) and AVM Niaz Hussain… so technically speaking in the unofficial chain of command he is # 3 in pakistan, Mush being 1st and Tariq Aziz being 2nd…


  22. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2006 @ 10:00 pm

    Rao Sikander left Peoples Party just to join his buddy


  23. wasiq (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 5:54 am

    @SARAH…..did you…really…?? i found the culprit on the RSS from the feedBurner

    http://feeds.feedburner.com/MetrobloggingKarachi

    (sarah on Dec 2, 2006 11:01 PM) Who the HEck is ROA SIkander, & why posting abt HIm on KMB , what ever happened to all the Interesting Posts or stories ABt KARACHIWho the HEck is ROA SIkander, & why posting abt HIm on KMB , what ever happened to all the Interesting Posts or stories ABt KARACHI BLog is becomin more and mORe NOT woRth While READin IT!!!!:D



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