Not just another day of violence

Source: Daily Times.

Some here, including authors, have tried to portray yesterday as a day from which we should all ‘move on’. Karachi suffers from endemic crime and mismanagement, they argue. Yesterday was a bad day, but things could have been worse.

The shock and horror of this picture tell a different story. Yesterday was NOT just another day of violence in Karachi’s long, painful history – yesterday was a day when carnage ruled.

35 Comments so far

  1. Petarian_88 (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 12:42 pm

    is this pic real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i just can’t believe my eyes!!!!

    obviously these people were killed in cold blood while going somewhere.

    whether they were MQM supporters or opposition…..such acts are intolerable!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Petarian_88 (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 12:45 pm

    the guy on the bike seems to be re-checking if the people on the ground are dead or need a few more bullets!!

  3. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 1:41 pm

    Unless MQM supporters will not suffer similar situation, they wouldn’t understand at all.

  4. Pkhan (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 1:50 pm

    @ adnan siddiqui: or Nadan Sid
    Where it shows that these five dead people are from any party or what there affiliation is from any party. You idiots are the people who spread hatred based on party or etnic lines. These are five dead Human beings lying on the road and you are playing your game of Bull….t.

  5. Petarian_88 (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 1:59 pm

    what must have their families gone through….:)

    esp after watcing these pic and their loved ones killed like wild animal and thrown in the middle other raod in the most undignified way!!!!!

    sahabah did not kill un-armed non-muslims and in our Islamic rpublic this happens to fellow muslims and they get blown to pieces in mosques too!!

    muslims are not even allowed to kill un-armed non-muslims who have surrendered even in the heat of a battle. we all know the killers are political worker from many parties and they are shamelessly pointing fingers at each other.

    their is not even a hint of remorse in their statements! they all have their Shaheeds to play politics with:)))))))))

  6. Obi Wan Kenobi (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 2:01 pm

    Violence has always been like that but earlier we did not have digital cameras , cell phone cameras and so many TV channels to report this. Besides there is an internet that helps people posting what ever they find. And I take this as positive sign, people now are getting more aware of the facts and their rights. You do not read atleast on blogs that “unknown” people have killed some “unknown” people.

  7. Petarian_88 (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 2:10 pm

    just looks at the TV statements of MQM Ministers/leaders.

    they are blaming the opposition and saying that the CJP was warned notto come to karachi because of a terrorist threat.

    just tell me one thing….. the terrorists threat for 12/may/07 was only for the CJP supporters and not the MQM!! Which was allowed to hold it’s rally.

    The worst part was to c these rascals standing in the middle of MQM rally and telling everyone that they had prior warnings of a terrorist threat and had told CJP not to come!!

    Can any one get more hypocritical then that!

    Do they think the people are idiots?????? I guess they are right and the majority in Karachi are idots and will follow MQM and happily destroy Karachi and will live to gloat about it on live TV!

  8. Petarian_88 (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 2:12 pm

    just look at the TV statements of MQM Ministers/leaders.

    they are blaming the opposition and saying that the CJP was warned not to come to karachi because of a terrorist threat.

    just tell me one thing….. the terrorists threat for 12/may/07 was only for the CJP supporters and not the MQM!! Which was allowed to hold it’s rally.

    The worst part was to c these rascals standing in the middle of MQM rally and telling everyone that they had prior warnings of a terrorist threat and had told CJP not to come!!

    Can any one get more hypocritical then that!

    Do they think the people are idiots?????? I guess they are right and the majority in Karachi are idots and will follow MQM and happily destroy Karachi and will live to gloat about it on live TV!

    Posted by: Petarian_88 at May 13, 2007 02:10 PM

  9. Raza (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 2:22 pm

    They portray themselves as MAZLOOM, when we know better what they are and how they planned this for days. Such a demonstration of heavy weaponry by both sides makes you wonder what on earth are they upto?! Ready for civil war at all times, aren’t they?

  10. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 2:25 pm

    PKhan: cursing me can’t change facts my friend. it would just increase your BP nothing else. Shor Machanay se jhoot nahi chupta. So better sit quiete or admit the reality :-)

  11. riaz (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 2:43 pm

    The reason for all this bloodshed is caused by the terrorist organusation M.Q.M they are the real terrorist organisation in pakistan who need wiping out. BRING BACK BENAZIR BHUTTO.

  12. peera (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 3:02 pm

    Adnan siddiqui

    Akal kae nakhun loo Karachi jal raha hae or tum apni ulti sedhi bataen c….d rahae ho.You are Assuming that MQM are the bad party.Any proof you can show? I have not seen any MQM people firing, but i have seen people with different flags firing etc.through the tv footage.So if you can produce any picture with MQM flag post it here.please otherwise stop spreading HATRED.tum apni hi aag main jal jao gae.Jis plate main khatae ho usmain soorakh na karo.

  13. Cy (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 3:07 pm

    Peera: Ummm … in case you missed it, Aaj TV came under attack after showing the exact images you want, i.e. goons with MQM flags firing indiscriminately.

  14. IUnknown (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 3:16 pm

    Do u STILL need a proof?
    If every is doing bad, is that the way that u do worst to them?

    Ppl of MQM call their selves ” Haq Parast “. Sorry , but they arent.

    I live in MQM area and my friend told me that weapons were stored in shops , which are meant to refreshment shops in a public park, where we both were sitting.

    Do u STILL need any other proof?

  15. softjoint (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 3:17 pm

    Begum navazish will be pm before benazir. Beyzamir blew its chance.

  16. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 3:35 pm

    @least Begum Nawazish is an open hijra, working hard to make a living.

    You guys are worse, killing innocent ppl & then wailing, how badly you’ve been “victimised”.

  17. Peera (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 3:45 pm

    Iunknown & cy
    Inunkown, you are trying to portray that now u r the good guy? if you knew that some one is hiding Weapons in a park shop, did you acted and inform any higher ups? no. right but now you r crying foul play.Take some responsibility? what good u have done? CY what proof u r talking about?whose area is that? Who live in that surrounding? look around u will find it.

  18. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 4:51 pm

    I wonder people who are favoring MQM actually Have any IDEA about MQM or can reveal that how old are their association with MQM? So far pro MQM guys appear “illetrate” about the party which they are supporting. Everyone favors MQM for its own purpose. One has religious factor while other has Army factor. Nothing else!

    Actually there are few reasons which goes against MQM and Govt’s rant that it was al done by CJ or CJ shudn’t have come to Karachi

    – CJ went to Peshawar and same opposition[ppp,mma,imran,pml-n] were there.Nothing worst happened. ANP, which is being blamed is a Pakhtoon party and have strong hold in NWFP. They did nothing.

    -CJ went to Lahore from ISB by road and ittool more than 1 day. Noone was killed. again same Opposition was with him.

    -CJ reached to city of Shuj of Guj, that is Gujrat and addressed the people over there. Nothing happened nor Shuj of Guj tried to create hurdles in his address

    -Same CJ planned to come karachi, the terrorist MQM govt started whining that they shudn’t have come. Why not? because MQM had planned to kill Karachiites in name of CJ and we all witnessed the 12th may in Karachi

    Now, why Opposiiton which include ANP, which is being targetted by that Altaf and his chamchay, didn’t create trouble in their own province NWFP? Why Shujat who is against CJ didn’t stop him at all? Why even the dictator in ISB didn’t stop him to adress Pindi Bar? ia MQM more enemy than Musharraf?

    What one learn from all this demonstration? that so called MQM walay who chnats that “Karachi si our city” didn’t have heart to welcome even their
    oponents? What would other think that Karachiites are terorrist and can’t welcome guests and PUnjabis are with Big hearts and even welcome the enemy?

    Who is making urdu speaking people more embarassed today? Those Punjabis and Pathans or our Urdu speakig leader himself? Who is sending negative Image? Punjabis or MQM? If Opposition creatd all troubles then do u think Opposition leaders were IDIOT enough that they would strike axe on their own toes by creating mess on CJ arrival?

    I could trust in MQM’s baseless rants if I wouldnt haev seen many people in MQM’s rally. MQM sent all their ghundas to create trouble in Karachi. Why on
    earth Tibet center which is around 2/3 Kms away from Guru Mandir was peaceful while GuruMandir was Burning?

    Please, use your brain! just ponder once. For God’s sake or anyone you believe in. Learn to call spade a spade. It wouldn’t hurt you anyway. You think Altaf Won? I believe he has lost the war yesterday. But neither you would realize nor that filthy idiot. God works in His ways and we are seeing MQM’s on track of self-destruction. Getrid of ignorance. your leader is hypocrite! at one side eh curses Army while on other hand he’s licking Musharraf’s toes. Tumhe Qabar me Altaf ko jawab deyna hay ya Allah ko??

    The bad thing which is started is Mohajir Pathan riots and things are not well in Orangi,Pathan colony and other pathan dominated area and it all happened coz MQM published pictures of ANP and pathans and blamed them for all crap. This moron atlaf wants another 31st OCT in Karachi.

    I can just advise you but guidance is not in my hands. When Noah[AS] couldn’t save His son despite of all requests to him and pray to God then who am I?

  19. HITMAN (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 5:05 pm

    Couldnt agree with u more Adnan. MQM take Karachi as BAAP ki JAGEER. Karachi is of CJ as much as its of any other citizen. The factor which was missing from other gatherings of CJ was ofcourse MQM thats y they were so peaceful.

  20. Atif (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 5:15 pm

    How can anyone say that the people in Karachi still supports the MQM ?? Hold free and fair elections and you will see the result. Educated and Peace Loving citizens of Karachi have long stopped supporting the MQM. Karachi has the same problem as the rest of Pakistan i.e. rigged elections and uneducated masses.

  21. Riaz (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 5:43 pm

    You are talking carbage i assume your an activist for the MQM or your blind, I repeat the MQM are the biggest instigators in these attrocities. I have a ver close friend who is in the MQM and some the FACTS he has told me about these blood thirsty terrorists is inhumane. SO STOP TALKING TRIPE.

  22. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 6:40 pm

    Azmee Ahmad Tariq
    Khalid Bin Waleed
    Farooq Patni[Farooq Commando]

    Who killed them? Offcourse their own people. These guys were also in favor of Altaf but they were disposed off like a condom. I am sorry for the language but really, the worth of MQM workers is not mroe than a condom infront of Altaf, used and threw away.

    These were top ranks MQM people, forget about workers or activist who got killed by them. A family in my old area[Nazimabad] lost two kids in name of Altaf’s Mazloomiat. “The Zeeshan Haider Azeem Haider park” near Patrol Pump Nazd was named after killing of them. Ask their younger brother Asrar how does he feel about it. Only wahshee would be able not to react on the story. There are several stories. Every story is filled with tragedy. Today MQM shakes hand with same Army who brutally killed hundreds of MQM’s workers and educated Karachiites in 90s. What kinda politics it is? are workers of MQM so Beyghairat they dont even ask Altaf why did he shake hand with an Army guy? I don’t understand how educated people got trapped in his words. Forget about mansoor, he’s army product so he’s happy that His cabal is being worshiped but what about these so called mohajirs who have been demonstrating jahalat everywhere? Ever wonder what would happen with your family? it’s matter of a bullet and you are off! your royalty, your love, all gone in vien. This is what happened with Azeem tariq and others and this is what would happen with others. Amir liaquat k jaan k lalay parh gaye thay, bhaga bhaga london gaya altaf bhai ko mananay. Jis ka apna bandun k dar ka ye haal ho tu aam banda kis khet k molee hay?.

  23. Petarian_88 (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 7:02 pm


    A true eye opener for any sane person still supporting Altaf…..

  24. Petarian_88 (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 7:02 pm


    A true eye opener for any sane person still supporting Altaf…..

    just a suggestion….pls stop using your real name (if it’s your real name) cu’s these jahils are noy humans!

  25. Riaz (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 8:59 pm



  26. ash (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 9:18 pm

    i actually think the BBC said it best. I think we should all remember that the parties we support for idealistic reasons need to meet some basic expectations. When they dont they should recognize that there are repercussions to screwing up i.e losing votes.

  27. Nazuk Hussain (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 3:35 pm

    what ever happend in karachi that was not suppose to be but unfortunatly it got occured.

    I personnely belives that Mr Altaf husain and Specially CJ is responsible to violence in karachi. As far as Mr Altaf hussain is concern he is leader of political party but on which footings Mr CJ is standing. Is he geting use by opposition or is he a part of opptition.

  28. abdullah (unregistered) on May 18th, 2007 @ 3:44 pm

    CJ ko maana ke siyaasi taur par istimaal kar rahe hain. Agar na kareinge tou kya siyaasi kehlaayeinge. Ajeeb baat karte ho bewaqoofon wali. Lekin CJ aur party ki syasat tou peacefully chal rahi thi. MQM ko peace kya hota maaloom naheen. Bas MQM itna jaanti he keh ghunda gardi kya hoti he.

    Ajeeb tarah se support ki ja rahi he MQM ki. Farooq Sattar sahib kehte hain keh CJ aane ki zid na karta tou ye na hota. Is ka matlab tou ye he keh koi haq maang naheen sakta, maang kar ke tou dikhaye maut naachegi karachi mein. asal mein MQM aaj tak is liye chal rahi he keh jo chaho karwa lo karachi mein MQM he na, aap hukm karo aur london haddi bhej do bas. MQM tou maan ko bechne aur baap ko maarne mein guraiz naheen karegi.

    Main ye naheen kehta ke CJ ya PPP ya koi aur jamaat doodh ki dhuli he. magar MQM jaisi na pak jamaat dekhne mein naheen aai. Jo muhajiron ki barbaadi karti rahi muhajiron ko support karne ke naam par. Islam ek Ummah ka taswwur deta he. Ye aagaye nai shariah le kar. Ya tou Altaf dhajjal he jo naya mazhab le kar aaya he ya tou underworld ka buzdil don.

    Mujhe tou aisa lagta he is quam ko hakaane ke liye kisi tez chalak aadmi ki zaroorat naheen Altaf jaisa jaahil aadmi hi kaafi he. Woh qasmein khayega aur ye qaum kahegi wah kitne sachche hain altaf bhai. aray ye tou jaanon jo jitni qasmein khaata he utna bara munafiq hota he. pata naheen loag ALtaf Husain jaise logon se inspire kaise hojaatay hain. main tou karachi ki awam ko ba-shaoor taswwur hi naheen karsakta kyoon keh wahan Altaf jaisa shakhs quaid ban gaya.

    Hairat mujhe ye he keh abhi bhi masha allah koi deen ki taraf aane ka khwahishmand naheen. Altaf naheen tou Benazir, koi naheen tou humanity. Ye kyoon bhoolte ho keh humanity ka tasawwur islam mein sab se aala he. pata naheen kya kya jaante ho tum loag lekin kabhie koshish ki keh bhai zara taareekh dekh kar kuchh sabaq lein. pata naheen kaise parhe likhey loag ho. maaf kariyega angrezi naheen aati is liye roman angrezi mein comment kar diya.

    thora aur so lo tou dekhna ke kya hota he. uth kar ronay ke qaabil bhi na rahoge.

    “youn agar rota raha ghalib tou ahle jahan
    dekhna in bastiyon ko tum ke veeran hogayein”

  29. abdullah (unregistered) on May 18th, 2007 @ 3:52 pm

    Aur agar karachi mein ho tou shayad sotay mein hi maar diye jaao. Kucch baeed naheen, Qasam khuda pak ki (altaf style). Just kiddin. main koi qasam wasam naheen kha raha hoon. Maano ya na maano tumhari marzi.

  30. Rohail (unregistered) on May 19th, 2007 @ 7:31 pm

    For all the proves…. see today GEO and ARY where MQM has held a press conference (19 May 2007) in whihc they have showed coverage of PPP and ANP firing and burning on main Shahrae-Faisal to disrupt peace. They also fired on MQM rallies.

    PPP MNA Sheery Rehman was shown in her husband’s car and men were firing from her car.

    When the CJP was offered Helicopter to got Court; why didn’t he go….

    Why he insistd upon rallying the Political Rally.

    Aitzzaz Ahsan himself said that “lawyers were calling us on mobile constantly asking us when we are arriving in court”?

    When GOVT offered them escort to the Sindh Court….Aitzaz refused and sadi we’ll wait for our Guests and then go with them


    When the lawyers themselves were calling to ask of their arrival….then who was coming to receive them???? NO ONE !!!

    CJP refused to come out of the VIP lounge in Airpiort…..and Aitzaz left 2 hours before the CJP left KArachi….. they never intended to come out of the Airport.

    Also, the Govt offered them a separate route to Court….via KENT.

    Why CJP refused all the above? HElicopter???Escort by the rangers & security?? And, alternate route via KENT???

    HE simply did not intend to come out of the Airport lounge.

  31. SELF (unregistered) on May 19th, 2007 @ 9:30 pm

    ‘ÿߟÑÿ∑ÿߟŠŸæÿ± ÿߟÑÿ≤ÿߟÖÿßÿ™ ⁄©ÿß ÿ¨ÿßÿ¶ÿ≤€Å ŸÑ€å⁄∫ ⁄Ø€í’

    برطانوی دفتر خارجہ کے ترجمان نے کہا ہے کہ حکومت الطاف حسین پر کراچی میں تشدد کے واقعات میں ملوث ہونے سے متعلق الزامات کی تفصیلی تفتیش کرے گی۔

    Now Altaf would have to do even more for foreign powers for the privilege of living abroad.

  32. SELF (unregistered) on May 19th, 2007 @ 9:32 pm

    ‘ÿµÿØÿ± ⁄©€å ŸÖŸÜÿ∑ŸÇ’

    کراچی میں دوسروں کو سیاست کی اجازت نہیں؟

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    صدر کی اس عجیب منطق کے بارے میں سیاسی حلقوں میں یہ سوال گردش کرتا رہا کہ کیا کراچی میں کسی اور کو سیاست کی اجازت نہیں یا جو کچھ ایم کیو ایم نے کیا یا اپنا قلعہ بچانے کے لیے کل جو کرنا چاہے تو وہ جائز ہوگا؟

  33. rohail (unregistered) on May 20th, 2007 @ 5:27 am

    Imran can go for sure and try at the UK court…. Benazir and Nawaz also tried….let him also try.

    Imran was seen CLEAN BOWLED over by Waseem Akhtar in ARY program with Kashif abbasi… he sat sweating drinking water.

    Imran himself has no character….father to 13 year old illegitimate child Tyrian….daughter of Sita white and Imran Khan….what MORAL ground Imran has???

    Imran is playing on ground for Benazir and Nawaz… both will crush him to walk over!!!

  34. Abdullah (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 10:58 am

    Tony Blair khud Washington driver he. Jaayeza leinge. Baatein kara lo bas.

    Main ne kaha na koi doodh ka dhula naheen he. Magar Imran, Nawaz ya Benazir, Altaf ki si kameengi kahan se laayeinge. Is ke liye Altaf ka khoon charhwana parega un ko.

    Aray Ruhail bhai kin ki waqalat karte ho. Woh aap ke bhi naheen. Waise kyoon nakaam koshish karte ho. Ab kuchh naheen ho sakta ye tou muddai khud bhi samajh chukay.

  35. Abdullah (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 11:07 am

    Tony Blair khud Washington driven* he.

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