Roads blocked – AGAIN!

Just watched the news, apparently both sides of Shahrah e Faisal near the Malir area, leading to National Highway & Malir Cantonement have been blocked by some ANP protestors who are on the way back from some rally. Apparently weapons have also been found in one of the vehicles.

What they are protesting, I don’t know, and frankly speaking, I don’t want to know.

I have simply had enough of everyone trying to treat this city like their daddy’s gift and blocking, rioting and causing inconvenience to its residents. I don’t care what political parties these people belong to. I just have one thing to say. Leave my city alone.

Our political leaders want democracy. Democracy works when the nation is aware of its rights and responsibilities. Not when everyone and anyone carries a gun and decides to kill the opposing party.

41 Comments so far

  1. Ahmed (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 12:35 am

    could this be related with the recent ban on heavy trucks during daytime


  2. Ahmed (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 12:36 am

    Well said and posted – No more road blocking rallies!!! but what do we do?!


  3. Imran (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 12:47 am

    Hold a rally against rallies :)
    Protest against protesters :)


  4. Balma (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 12:48 am

    Here is a solution:

    Produce less kids. Stop population growth in Karachi by rural and provincial migration. Attract educated people in, discourage uneducated types and make policies that they out.
    Or learn to live in a fucked up city.


  5. Dr Judy (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 12:58 am

    Pakistan needs contraception.


  6. Imran (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 1:05 am

    Kick out ppl like Balma out of karachi..that would definitly resolve the issue..


  7. MB (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 1:15 am

    A lala-land
    A Banana Republic
    What else you can expect . . . .


  8. CHIPMUNX (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 1:16 am

    “Produce less kids”
    Balma kash teray ammi abbu ko kisi ne ye mashwara dia hota to tum jaisa gadha aj na dunya mey hota aur na hamay sharmindagi hoti. Abi bhe waqt hey natty jatty se chalaang mar aur apna karya karam karna k hama moka day.


  9. Rabayl (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 1:21 am

    Wow. Balma actually made a very intelligent point about alarming rates of population growth and how they eventually lead to increased urban congestion and slumization of Karachi and his comment was met with rudimentary, unintelligent and ignorant dismissal.

    Don’t bother here Balma, this forum isn’t for the likes of you.


  10. Balma (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 1:35 am

    Chipmunk, aatmaa hatiyaa aik paap hae!


  11. D0ct0r (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 2:03 am

    they should seriously think about light rail network
    for karachi.. people should be discouraged to use their private cars on working days and use public transport instead when they commute to work… but as thing stand at the moment nobody will be willing to do that, coz public transport system in karachi isn’t upto standard.. scrap all those rotten old world war II busses and get some new one and do some thing about the transport mafia which wants to keep running those rotten busses for next 50 years.. post some Shareef inspectors who issue fitness certificates to public transport,so that these crapy junk could be taken off the roads…


  12. Imran (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 2:24 am

    @Doctor,

    It is nice to see your comments without blaming things on MQM..Is everything OK man?


  13. D0ct0r (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 2:32 am

    @Imran and instead of spending money on revamping public transport system MQM is just busy minting money by making underpasses(a failed concept for karachi coz of lack of drainage system) …


  14. D0ct0r (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 2:36 am

    *wink*


  15. Imran (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 2:37 am

    @Doctor,
    HAHA..here we go man. i was kind of worried for a while when i did not see anything against mqm in your post..I thought something happend to you, but you are back again. glad to see that you are OK..Keep it up and keep burning in your own hateful world..I enjoy your frustration against mqm..HAHAHAHAHHA


  16. Nouman (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 2:40 am

    Well its for every sane , educated Karachiatte to see for themself these goons belonging to ANP. I wonder what else is needed to officially label this cabal of Pathan and Punjabis as unfit for urban living and ban them from Karachi. Infact i strongly believe that all of these potential ANP supporters from upcountry should be made to need a work permit to work in Karachi.

    We saw on 12th May what terror was leashed upon this city by the criminal elements of ANP and PPP. Its about time that people of Karachi should stand for their rights and show to Pathans and Punjabis that they are more than welcome to stay and work here but only if they abandon their criminal and pathetic upcountry traits.


  17. Kami (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 2:46 am

    I am sure these people will get their ban lifted or whatever they are after. I can’t understand why this ‘powerful’ city/province govt of ours cant control all these mafias. It should help that they are a mafia as well. Rickshaw walas got extension as a compensation for May 12. Coaches/Bus drive as they wish. Intercity buses, tankers are another pain in the ass….anytime an action is taken they use the muhajir vs pathan or hukumat vs ghareeb argument.. without realising that a tiny group is ruining the city and the lives of majority of its people


  18. Balma (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 2:53 am

    When Zia first took over in 1977, he made a comment about Pakistan that became very famous in those days: Yahan toe aavay kaa aavaa hee bigRaa hua hae. Not that I am a big fan of Zia, but he was right on the dot when he made that comment. Thirty years on…..same shit.


  19. darthvader (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 4:14 am

    democracy schmocracy
    heaven’t heard from Unaiza lately. i wonder what she is up to , after beating my head against numbers in open spaces for a month i think i am in the mood for some pure-shit reading material.

    peace in the mideast..yeah right
    DV


  20. CHIPMUNX (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 10:21 am

    “Chipmunk, aatmaa hatiyaa aik paap hae!”

    par tujh se bara paap nahin.


  21. Kashif (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 10:22 am

    Has our sea got shortage of water? Last night I went to seaview and saw drainage water going to the seafront through the construction debris. It seems that now the cdgk (or is it the cantt?) providing water to the sea.


  22. pkhan (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 12:31 pm

    Let the Supereme Court Chief or a judge control the Traffic for a week so unko samagh aa jaee gi kae Karachi ka Traffic hae unkae dada ji ka Office nahee? Then take suo motto action? Stupid judges.


  23. IUnknown (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 12:55 pm

    u r rite @doctor but transport mafia is not gona let mass transit system alive. wat happened wid grenn buses? they were so so goood. Office person dont like to get into W-11 instead choose grenn buses for their destination.
    I havent seen grenn buses for ages.

    We need to get rid of this Transport mafia first , inorder to make karachi, a decent place


  24. d0ct0r (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 1:24 pm

    another MAJOR problem is that after reopening of schools their has been surge in traffic.. those parent who can afford it use their private cars to pick and drop their toddler from schools, coz again transporting school children by school vans is not a safe option coz drivers are reckless and don’t care about young children being transported… they just want to cramp as many of them in the van and don’t really care much ..


  25. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 3:19 pm

    The greater Menace of Ethinic Divide is about to surface soon, to break apart the Harmony of SINDH, not Karachi alone. MQM PPP and JSQM will be in no position to manage it, – Anarchy is heading our way.

    I wish if some of us have noticed the – Hairstyle change in Pathan youth specificially of NWFP origin, not of the Balochistan belt.

    The Hippie Neck pata style with Militia Kohat Cap in this Tantilising summer is silent password to Identify the “CULT MEMBER”.

    The cult link themselves as a faction of (FATA North & South Waziristan) MEHSOOD Tribe -again specific of which is engaged in armed conflict with Pakistan Ministry of Defence be it army, scouts, malitia, rangers etc etc.

    ANP is strong and their muscle is compounding only in Karachi, as the transport is under their control.

    Look at US, we are getting decisions about Urban SINDH transport from a JIRGA – Pathetic, the Judges are deaf, blind and INEPT to take suo-moto notice of such stuff .

    What is JIRGA ?? is it Supreme then Supreme court, ???

    – – – – – – – –
    Since schools are OPEN, MORNING & LUNCH Hour traffic is multiplied. :) either start for work after 8.30 or before 7.45, :) and be at peace.


  26. JAY (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 3:50 pm

    Patient dies in traffic jam after 5 ANP men held

    KARACHI: Rioting broke out in Malir after the police took five Awami National Party (ANP) activists into custody Friday. Men wearing masks roamed the streets openly brandishing weapons. Supporters blocked the roads from Quaidabad to Kala Board, including the National and Super highways, and pelted passing vehicles with stones. The chaos caused a huge traffic jam that forced families to abandon their vehicles and make it on foot. A journalist who also got stuck in the jam said that he had to get off and after two hours in his vehicle and walk because traffic was not moving an inch. He said that he saw three ambulances stuck as well. Later there were reports that one patient had died inside a car. TPO Bin Qasim Abdul Aleem Jaffery told Daily Times that the police was on snap-checking when a suspicious car (JL-1000) was stopped. The TPO said they recovered two baby Kalashnikov, a repeater gun, a triple two rifle, a TT pistol and a Kalashnikov from the possession of five men identified as Khanzada, Bashir, Nadeem, Imtiaz and Zubair. ANP President Shahi Syed that the men who were arrested by the police were guards who were passing through Malir 15 after a party rally in Saddar. “They were licensed weapons,” Shahi Syed said. “The police beat the men up also.” staff report

    http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20078\18\story_18-8-2007_pg12_6

    Talk about democracy. All political parties still thinks that we live in the same old dadageeree era where you can make your word with pistols. Imagine giving them GOV after all this progress we made…. whatever


  27. Ahsan (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 6:28 pm

    intrestingly ANP the most prominent party in 12th May 2007 rioting in Karachi doesn’t beleived in Supremem court they have their own laws called Jirga.
    so now question arises why they were so active on 12th May ?
    answer they were part of conspiricy of 12th May Blood Shed.
    Their workers caught with automatic weapons yesterday and they start rioting causing a person’s death on his way to Hospital in Taxi on Shahra e Faisal.
    Now where is soo called Doctor on this forum and other MQM enemies?

    guess we are heading towards a brutal civil war in karachi, as yesterday ANP leader Shahi Saed said if anyone sets fire a bus we will set fire cars of this city and i guess at that time they will not ask are you a wroker of MQM or not .
    and that time is coming soo fast towards us.
    more intrestingly Jamat e Ilsami who till yesterday called ethnic party MQM as unislamic is now sitting with Ethnic sindhi Qadir magsi and Ethnic Pathan ANP ,
    Wakeup Urdu Speaks !!!


  28. zee (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 8:51 pm

    These pathans from Quetta, Pisheen, Bano and all the afghans, they are a plague to this city. We STILL have time, we should kick these murderers out of our city as soon as we can.

    I ask you all one simple question. Do WE, Karachites go to Lahore, Quetta or Peshawar and protest there? Do WE make a havoc in other cities? Do WE claim other cities as our cities? Answer, HELL NO! Then why the heck do these rats own our streets and run mafia over here? Why the hell do we have to deal with these bastards anyway?


  29. MS (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 10:12 pm

    All of the terrorist and faggots who were arrested by the Police should be shown on TV and their leader along with the supporters of ANP must be questioned live on TV about the weapons and anarchy they spread across the city.

    I can understand the frustration of AHSAN, ZEE and other like minded people but I don’t think its feasible, just and possible to selectively kick people out of the city. This city, like any other city in Pakistan, is every Pakistani’s.

    What we need is a strong, a very strong system of law (which does not discriminate b/w Musharraf and a John Doe from a street), non-corrupt Police (which abides by the rules themselves and provide security to everyone) and a brave media (which should be non-partisan and willing to expose anyone who is not doing right).

    I think if we can have these, then all of the faggots from ANP/PPP/JI and other parties would disappear.

    Diversity is power; look @ the USA for an example. This country is made by immigrants from diverse backgrounds, different colors, different religions and different histories but again they all live together. Its not like people here don’t have animosities against each other, they do, they all do, racism exists but its just the system here is so fair and the law is very strong, that it makes one think 1000 times before one decides to do something wrong or unfair.

    We need fairness in our country. Fairness in jobs (no longer the enforced illegitimate supremacy of Punjab in that area), fairness in our social lives, fairness every where. Think about it. If we all are fair in our daily lives then the existence of these political groups (ANP, PPI, MQM, etc) would be questionable. At this point in time all these parties say that we are fighting for our “rights”.

    Since I can’t change the whole nation but at least I can work on myself and my family and that has been my goal since I started to realize that if we don’t change ourselves now, then it would be too late.

    By the way, did you guys read the news about that PPP MP who lead a Jirga and resolved some dispute by enforcing the marriage of 1-5 year old girls??? What the hell was he thinking @ that time? My question to PPP supporters – What do you think about that? Would you ever vote for him again? Also, I am sure you must have read about Benazir’s dealing with Musharraf just for getting $1.5 billion that Benazir and her husband leeched from my country! I wish I could punish them all.


  30. d0ct0r (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 11:59 pm

    @Ahsan ANP’s terrorist were aprehended with arm and should be dealt with according to the law.. but that doesn’t change the fact that MQM is a brutal terrorist organisation.. all terrorist organisation should be busted and given exemplary punishment

    terrorist organisation like MQM isn’t saint either, its being using government/minister cars,KKF ambulances transport arms and ammunation from one place to another..

    2 of MQM’s activists were nabbed by the Pakistan Rangers during a snap checking while travelling in a car having a government number plate. The car was said to be in the use of a provincial minister
    http://www.dawn.com/2004/04/18/local5.htm


  31. HITMAN (unregistered) on August 19th, 2007 @ 12:41 am

    Something abt the Recent Lyari Gang War + Police Encounter here


  32. bluemax (unregistered) on August 19th, 2007 @ 12:51 am

    May Allah have mercy on us all but I think Jamal Shamsi is correct … “The greater Menace of Ethinic Divide is about to surface soon”. It looks like that the Urdu-speaking and Pathan groups are getting ready for a showdown. It may not begin immediately but they are preparing. I hope this does not happen but I guess the “real” government (read agencies) won’t do anything to stop it as it goes in their interest.


  33. Nouman (unregistered) on August 19th, 2007 @ 2:58 am

    There are two kinds of MQM phobes , those who aren’t Muhajirs and those who aren. The first one cant openly join ANP – or now defunct PPI so they vent their venom by attributing every single curse on Altaf Hussain. Their prsence however is not surprising , afterall thats what MQM is all about i.e To tackle this systematic exploiation of citizens of urban sindh.

    The second type are the one with the more deep seated, lingering, festering illnesses. For them its soooooooo very uncouthe, unfashionable and so unsophiticated to openly support MQM.

    Incidentally, even tough these people are Muhajir by definition by that fact is very unpalatable for them so they go into a phase of denial and project their frustation by being MQM-phobes.

    To think that ANP and PPP are not , single handedly reposnsible for the bloodshed of May 12th and to think that Imran Khan will bring them so imaginary sense of well being as though this is some sort of a freaking cricket match and he will suddenly use a ball to undo all the evils is ludicrous.

    For the MQM phobes– all I can say is , that I have observed and encountered the story of MQM since its begining , being that we literally grew up together. You may have started making reproductive juices now, but that doesnt mean you know it all.

    I may not come at this forum again, but I was struck by the MQM phobia on this forum and I think it is b oased on n some entirely pathetic and juevenile jealousies rather than any sunstantive data.


  34. Nouman (unregistered) on August 19th, 2007 @ 2:59 am

    There are two kinds of MQM phobes , those who aren’t Muhajirs and those who aren. The first one cant openly join ANP – or now defunct PPI so they vent their venom by attributing every single curse on Altaf Hussain. Their prsence however is not surprising , afterall thats what MQM is all about i.e To tackle this systematic exploiation of citizens of urban sindh.

    The second type are the one with the more deep seated, lingering, festering illnesses. For them its soooooooo very uncouthe, unfashionable and so unsophiticated to openly support MQM.

    Incidentally, even tough these people are Muhajir by definition by that fact is very unpalatable for them so they go into a phase of denial and project their frustation by being MQM-phobes.

    To think that ANP and PPP are not , single handedly reposnsible for the bloodshed of May 12th and to think that Imran Khan will bring them so imaginary sense of well being as though this is some sort of a freaking cricket match and he will suddenly use a ball to undo all the evils is ludicrous.

    For the MQM phobes– all I can say is , that I have observed and encountered the story of MQM since its begining , being that we literally grew up together. You may have started making reproductive juices now, but that doesnt mean you know it all.

    I may not come at this forum again, but I was struck by the MQM phobia on this forum and I think it is b oased on n some entirely pathetic and juevenile jealousies rather than any sunstantive data.


  35. Nouman (unregistered) on August 19th, 2007 @ 2:59 am

    There are two kinds of MQM phobes , those who aren’t Muhajirs and those who aren. The first one cant openly join ANP – or now defunct PPI so they vent their venom by attributing every single curse on Altaf Hussain. Their prsence however is not surprising , afterall thats what MQM is all about i.e To tackle this systematic exploiation of citizens of urban sindh.

    The second type are the one with the more deep seated, lingering, festering illnesses. For them its soooooooo very uncouthe, unfashionable and so unsophiticated to openly support MQM.

    Incidentally, even tough these people are Muhajir by definition by that fact is very unpalatable for them so they go into a phase of denial and project their frustation by being MQM-phobes.

    To think that ANP and PPP are not , single handedly reposnsible for the bloodshed of May 12th and to think that Imran Khan will bring them so imaginary sense of well being as though this is some sort of a freaking cricket match and he will suddenly use a ball to undo all the evils is ludicrous.

    For the MQM phobes– all I can say is , that I have observed and encountered the story of MQM since its begining , being that we literally grew up together. You may have started making reproductive juices now, but that doesnt mean you know it all.

    I may not come at this forum again, but I was struck by the MQM phobia on this forum and I think it is b oased on n some entirely pathetic and juevenile jealousies rather than any sunstantive data.


  36. Ali (unregistered) on August 19th, 2007 @ 3:12 pm

    @ Doctor
    IF MQM is evil then every single party is evil in karachi including Jamat e Islami PPP ANP etc
    Doctor i guess you forgot the night of 15 december 1986 when Gov sindh a singhi Gouz Ali shah ordered an operation on SOhrab Goth and in result Ethnic pathans attacked Mohajir Qazba Aligerh colonies in Orangi killing hundreds in One night even they cut the bellies of pregnent women raped and even burnt people alive.

    As Ahsan said Shahi syed said we will set fires a car if anyone sets fire a bus then you must be wearing a head band “I Hate Altaf Hussain and I am Mohajir” so that no pathan sets ur car on fire.
    I doubted you are Mohajir Urdu speak Doctor !!
    If you are then the time is near when you will be in deep trouble just because You are urdu Speak.

    Intresting Columns from Nazir Naji DO read it may be it will chnage your mind as he is a Punjabi not MQM cadre.
    http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/aug2007-daily/14-08-2007/col2.htm
    http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/aug2007-daily/15-08-2007/col1.htm
    http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/aug2007-daily/16-08-2007/col2.htm
    http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/aug2007-daily/17-08-2007/col2.htm


  37. MS (unregistered) on August 19th, 2007 @ 8:36 pm

    Thanks for sharing the links ALI. Thats for sure provides some food for thought for everyone including our leaders who run the country, MQM leaders who run this city, and the general public.

    For sure if the immigrants were not side-lined by our leaders and other ethnicites, then MQM had not been created. Separation of East Pakistan has not opened the eyes of the establishment and rest assured now Pakistan can’t afford the separation of Karachi in particular or any other part of the country in general.

    Of course, somebody was right when he said:

    If you want peace, work for justice.

    That’s what we need! Justice.


  38. MB (unregistered) on August 19th, 2007 @ 11:43 pm

    @Nouman
    Promise that you wont come again, lolz kidding

    @HITMAN
    Thanks for sharing Seylani’s column. I am one if his recent fans.

    And this is interesting :-
    ” KARACHI, April 17: Farzana Mushtaq, Link Judicial Magistrate, Central, on Saturday admitted two alleged activists of the Muttahidda Qaumi Movement to bail against a surety of Rs50,000 each in a case of being in possession of illegal arms.

    The applicant/accused Mohammad Sami and Hashim alias Tutal were booked by the Sharifabad police under Section 13-D of Arms Ordinance following recovery of two T.T. pistols from them.

    The accused were nabbed by the Pakistan Rangers during a snap checking while travelling in a car having a government number plate. The car was said to be in the use of a provincial minister.-APP ”

    Back in old days it was jis ki laathi us ki bhains , now its jis ka lodon connection is ki bhains.


  39. Nou (unregistered) on August 20th, 2007 @ 3:01 pm

    So just because its printed on a piece of paper , it MUST be true………I bet you still believe that Santa visits you wih gooddies and ‘ we are just friend’ and mommy and daddy were just cuddling.

    Grow up mate :-)

    Unless you drill this fact into your brain than more than 80% of our city’s problems are because of this Pathan and Punjabi filth from upcountry. They are unfit for urban living and offocurse ill prepared for it.

    Try to reason with a bus driver next time he scratches your car and you will realize what I am talking about.


  40. Nou (unregistered) on August 20th, 2007 @ 3:03 pm

    So just because its printed on a piece of paper , it MUST be true………I bet you still believe that Santa visits you wih gooddies and ‘ we are just friend’ and mommy and daddy were just cuddling.

    Grow up mate :-)

    Unless you drill this fact into your brain than more than 80% of our city’s problems are because of this Pathan and Punjabi filth from upcountry. They are unfit for urban living and offocurse ill prepared for it.

    Try to reason with a bus driver next time he scratches your car and you will realize what I am talking about.


  41. Saad (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 7:03 pm

    Good one CHIPMUNX! ;-)

    Please give these people education and jobs so they don’t dance on politician’s stick. The question that strikes me is how the hell are these people so free to take it to the streets everytime somebody steals their lamb.

    AND PLEASE STOP BENAZIR FROM BECOMING A PM >> VOTE!



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