Breaking News ! A massive traffic jam

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There is a massive traffic jam In Karachi due to some unrest in Aziz Abad and other parts of the city. It’s been more than three hours and traffic is almost at a standstill on Rashid Minhas Road and Main University road, Cars have started taking detours into the residential area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal clogging almost every main road of the area. Several cars have run out of fuel, many others have heated up. People tired of driving have parked their cars on the road side to take a rest. Busses are over loaded with people sitting even on the roof of the busses.

A man told me iyt took him five hours to reach from Sadar to Gulshan, he was going home to his home in North Nazimabad, but his car over heated so he parked to give it and him self a rest.

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I also spotted an ambulance stuck in the jam near Iqra University Gulshan campus in block 2. the driver told me that he picked up the patient two hours ago from near Karsaz road, he was headed to Abasi Shaheed Hospital but was stuck in this stand still traffic congestion. The area people had opened up a lane’s closed barricade to let him through another way, but there is little hope for him to reach his destined hospital in time.

16 Comments so far

  1. s (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 1:31 am

    Americans controlling the economy they all part of that job including Bannazeer and Nawaz and Mullaa and the army when Americans feels public wants new faces and existing faces are now tasteless and falling down the popularity then they bring new taste for few years this the cycle going on since Pakistan popup on the map and until distribute to other countries, they waiting for economical collapse and public clashes looks like unexpected natural disasters then eat them. But it will not happens in future they pridicting wrong way. But public need to correct the faith, Allah so much merciful when you contact to Allah.


  2. Xill-e-Ilahi (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 1:40 am

    the worst part of it is the b*****s snatching cellphones at gun point while you have no hope of moving your car an inch. not only was i deprived of mine at essa nagri, so were the people in the car in front of mine, the guy behind mine and a couple more that i could see.

    may they rot in hell.


  3. asa (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 1:48 am

    so sad really so Sad …My wonderful city when i born & live decades of my life has been in such a bad situation then never before..loadshedding,mobile & car snatching,traffic,security has been worst etc …really we need a maseeha to protect this city ..May Allah protect karachi


  4. Tamed~. (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 2:30 am

    @ Mr. S or Mohammed,

    Please write your messages in urdu, the kind of english u write is allowed only for Pakistani cricket players.


  5. Sad (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 3:13 am
  6. CitizenofKhi (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 4:53 am

    This is the third post in a row about traffic jam within a couple of hours , you guys cant comment on the existing post instead of creating your own post.

    I have notice that a few of the KMB writers they dont write comments on other’s post on anything and instead they just like to create their own posts … WTH haan?


  7. MB (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 9:00 am

    Citizen of Khi
    heheheh lol


  8. MB (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 9:07 am

    Let me tell you what i noticed midnight yesterday.

    I was waiting for my van driver to pick me up at 10:45 but he arrive around 12:00 & he told me that few guys near Nazimabad > Lasbela started throwing stones. One hit our van & the driver hurriedly ran off from the scene.

    Later he picked me & and when we reached Quaid-e-Mazar we saw a police van there. Then as we move towards ALLAH WALA chowrangi we saw fire blockades on our way. GEO team was also there to capture the moments. The fire was on both sides of the road & it was probably nearby kachra & tyres.

    As we reached near SHARA-E-FAISAL everything was normal and clean.

    My poor driver drove continuously for 7 hours in massive traffic jam all over karachi to pick office employees.


  9. Taqi Raza (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 9:12 am

    yar, u talk about university road and rashid minhas road I was stuck in one of the worst traffic jams of my life on MA Jinnah Road, I usually reach home at 6.00 PM from PIDC to Numaish but yesterday I reached at 8.30 PM, it seems that the whole city from MA Jinnah to university road was badly blocked,near SEA BREAZE hospital there was pices of broken glasses and burning tyres, it seems that power riots are taking place throgh out the city… I think that KESC loadshadding policy is also a part of Mushraf’s “Enlightened Moderation”!!! what do you think????


  10. MB (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 9:29 am
  11. Obi Wan Kenobi (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 9:44 am

    Agreed 100% with Citizen and Jamash it was not a breaking news. Please use words sensibily.


  12. HITMAN (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 10:06 am

    BURA PHANSA
    It took me no less than an hour to reach Gulshan Chowrangi from Nipa Flyover. Had to reach N.Nazimabad & I usually take Gharib abad route but due to its blockage I chose the later. Still couldnt reach home & decided to stay @ a friend’s place in Gulshan . Now back to office from there. :(


  13. glaxzy (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 10:55 am

    BREAKING NEWS???????? at 1:02 am on June 14???
    I think it was all over by that time


  14. Cyrum (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 6:09 pm

    June 13 6.30PM, I was at Civic Centre fly over, with lots of giveaways to be dropped at a wedding party, saw the chaos ahead took a left U turn from fly over made a run upto Sir syed university,…………… there WE GO, Till 7.45 i was crawling then come to HALT, started again at 9.13 PM and reached the wedding venue in north Nazimabad at 10.30 and yet I was the 1st one to reach. less then 50 people turned up till 12.30AM and ceremoney took place, later catering cars were dispacthed to EDHI. I arrived home 2.30AM (less then 40 minutes after leaving North Nazimabad)


  15. axiomatic (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 8:53 pm

    What traffic jam? Left office at 1030 pm, routed through Metropole and Shara-e-Faisal for Nursery. Was home in 15 minutes.
    Lucky me!!
    And all you who were stuck, I guess you deserve it. Looosers!! haha


  16. Sajid (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 9:09 pm

    glaxzy : i was thinking exactly the same, because the date of post was 14th June, and by that time it was almost over…



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