Things stay peaceful in Karachi

While the blog is constantly being updated about the events as they unfold, I am sure there would be concerns about law and order situation in the city.

As of now (1230 AM) things are peaceful. There are police mobiles patrolling everywhere and that’s that. No major news of any disturbance so far. The traffic is out on the streets like a regular weekend.

I hope things stay peaceful in the coming days and weeks.

35 Comments so far

  1. MS (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 12:45 am

    I hope so too.

    I read news about some unrest in Lyari. Any update on that?


  2. Ali (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 12:45 am

    Yeah all is well and peacefull cause we are all living dead-100s of people have died but we the people have always been peaceful or shall i say indifferent?


  3. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 12:54 am

    updated?? are you kidding? the blog has been hijacked by the lady who are being more teenager than those who are facing this situation first time. Look at the way Islamabad MetroBlog team updating minute by minute in a single post which made things easy to figure out what’s going on Islamabad. Kindly bring some professionalism among your guys.

    p.s: And pls don’t say me, “go to Islamabad metroblog then” because this would be the climax of immaturity.


  4. Abiza (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 12:55 am

    Why Mussaraf’s Dog (Bahi) has not spoken any thing about it


  5. omar r. quraishi (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 12:59 am

    adnan — get a life — you ungrateful wretch


  6. Sameer (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 1:11 am

    Not all is well, I ate some daal earlier and I’m having some bad gas.


  7. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 1:16 am

    SAMEER Yuck FU :)


  8. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 1:20 am

    Qureshi, I will ask you how ungrateful you guys would be when Musharraf’s Danda will be on your little head.

    If complaining about deleting comments without any reason and presenting updates in Unprofessional manner is ungratefulness then I think you just wasted your frikkin life in papers.

    I appreciate how Islamabad Metroblog covering entire thing on a single page.


  9. Ali (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 1:50 am

    @Adnan Siddiqi

    A little misplaced anger, buddy?

    Relax man. You can say things like, Islamabads team did a really good job, you guys should try to replicate that. Dont go around bitchin about it instead. We arnt paying them anything for this, so stop acting like they are your servants or something.

    “Qureshi, I will ask you how ungrateful you guys would be when Musharraf’s Danda will be on your little head.” And how does this make any sense in the magical world you live in ?? All that guy was saying was regarding this blog, not Musharaf.


  10. nida (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 2:11 am

    salam..its off the topic but plz tell me which DSL provider is the best and wat r the rates…thanks….


  11. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 2:17 am

    Ali you meant guys on other sides(as authors) are allowed to do bitch around and not others?

    If you ain’t able to comprehend what did I say then it doesn’t mean you gotta say something in return.


  12. HASSAN' (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 2:38 am

    Well I saw some Mullah type guys (as they have long beard and they wre in shalwar kameez) having Klashan Kov and they sealed super highway with robes placed b/w poles.


  13. Nabeel (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 2:41 am

    Yes everything is fine here at Karachi, I just returned at about 2:00 am and still there was a lot of traffic and everything was as usual. Umar I did not notice any police and even traffic police tonight while travelling Clifton to north Karachi and then Nagan-Sohrab Goth-Gulshan and back to Anda More (North Karachi Near Sakhi Hassan graveyard)
    @Nida
    W k Assalam
    Thre r many DSL providers with a verity of packages and it ranges from 500 to 50k and above depending upon ur need and ur location. World Call, Dancom, Super and Cyber net and other DSL cable Services like Farya in Gulshan and Connect in North.


  14. Ali (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 2:50 am

    @Adnan Siddiqi

    I dont think anyone can comprehend what you’re saying. lol.


  15. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 3:42 am

    Ali, omer k saath saath chezain samjh ati hain. ab class 1 mey tum physics samjhna chaho tu nahi samh aye gi:)


  16. Kumail (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 4:04 am

    Man This Adnan Siddiqi guy just goes around spewing incomprehensible crap on every blog doesnt he!
    Dude seriously get a life man, and stop trying to enforce your extremist agenda on all sundry. Live and let live.


  17. KASHIF (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 4:26 am

    “Adnan S.” is not the title of this post so spare the guy and talk sensible.


  18. SELF (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 4:52 am

    KASHIF, what are you his security dog? Funny, one dog protecting another.


  19. SELF (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 4:55 am

    KASHIF, you Mullah types are all hypocrites. Who are you kidding? I will prefer Musharaf over Lal Masjid dictatorship any day.


  20. KASHIF (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 5:10 am

    O BHAI/BEHAN SELF,
    YOU WERE DISCUSSING THE ADNAN GUY INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON THE TOPIC OF THE POST. I TRIED TO BRING YOU BACK ON TRACK. WHATS MY FAULT HERE?

    HEY YOU CALLED ME “DOG” AND “MULLAH” TOGETHER? MAKE UP YOUR MIND FIRST. SCIENCE TELLS THAT THEY ARE NOT INERCHANGEABLE. LOL..

    OH BTW, I CAN INSULT YOU TOO THATS A VERY EASY THING TO DO BUT JAANAY DO MAAF KIYA. lol


  21. Neena (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 6:12 am

    More than 3,000 teachers from 118 colleges of the metropolis observed ‘black day’ against the Saturday night raid by intruders on the Regional Directorate of Colleges in which several rooms were ransacked, records destroyed and equipment taken away.” Reported here at
    http://www.dawn.com/2007/11/03/local12.htm

    Is this has something to do with Martial Law and who were these guys?


  22. mantissa (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 8:37 am

    oh boy – how we all love to squabble with one another. no wonder we need martial law to knock some sense into us :P


  23. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 1:17 pm

    @ TOPIC-

    Out of this emergency losers are:

    1. Pervaiz Musharraf
    2. Video Media
    3. Nawaz Shareef
    4. Whole of Moulvi & Mullaiyat across Pakistan

    – The 3 Individuals who ‘Will’ be ultimate ‘BENE FISHERY’ (beneficiary)from this state of emergency is………….

    – working weekdays to answer in between if the right answer comes up i will add up and see how many agree and support that. –

    – – –
    @NIDA – PTCL DSL is roaring and growling in terms of speed and pricing. http://www.ptcl.com.pk/broadbandp.php


  24. silver (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 1:20 pm

    Alright everyone is now officially CRAZY,

    I would rather watch Austin Powers than watch this attention-seeking competition


  25. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 2:32 pm


    This Adnan Siddiqi guy just goes around spewing incomprehensible crap on every blog

    Oh kumail sahab. I am sorry that I closed all the doors for you to share your ignorance here and there. Please , share yours!


  26. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 2:37 pm

    and shamshi aur jaise ye emergency aur pichlay martial law tumhara ghar Faqay ley aye thay? make some sense dude. The emergency is not going to make any difference in the life of ordinary Pakistanis since what someone suffers in emergency has already been faced by Pakistanis for last 8 years.


  27. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 2:43 pm

    ofcourse not ;) we commoners will always be worried about bills, water, power and strikes. ! :)

    the ultimate worry lies at the TOP :)

    once again people are at PEACE for a while.,

    its not 8 years :) dude its closing to 50Plus…. !now


  28. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 3:26 pm

    shamsi, i was not talking about old generations or those who re resting in peace :-). btw, elections are postponded. It seems “Meray aziz hamwatono” is going to extendd for another decade unless someone hit a missile on plane and some other Ishaq khan comes on tv and says “Jahaz Hawa mey Phat Gaya.”


  29. FAS (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 4:05 pm

    Ye Quom Dande ki zaban Sumujhtee hai..

    Bravo Mr. President…. We are back on track now


  30. omar r. quraishi (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 6:28 pm

    Editorial, The News, Nov 4

    Black Saturday

    Sunday, November 04, 2007

    November 3 will go down as another dark day in Pakistan’s political and constitutional history. It can be safely said that this is one of General Pervez Musharraf’s gravest errors of judgment, and a sorry indication that nothing has been learnt from the mistakes of the past. The imposition of emergency rule and suspension of the 1973 Constitution announced on Saturday is only going to destroy the very institutions that this country crucially needs for evolving into a true democracy, particularly the judiciary, media and parliament. It will further fracture an already weakened federation, alienate those who have grievances against the centre, such as the Tribal Areas and Balochistan, and push whatever little credibility the government had down a very deep abyss. Such a draconian step will also have little effect on our ability to fight terrorism and extremism. It would be fair to assume that the emergency has been imposed only to target two institutions: the judiciary and the media but it may well have poisonous effects on another: i.e. parliament. Those in the ruling PML-Q will be foolish not to realise that the legislative branch of government has received a death blow as well since the imposition has come from an army general.

    The fact that the official statement carrying the emergency announcement used ‘army chief’ rather than president to refer to the authority behind the promulgation is significant as well indicating that perhaps what we have on our hands is a de facto martial law — one in which the assemblies will function but only to give the impression that democracy has not been hampered in any manner. Furthermore, the timing of the proclamation, a few days before an expected judgment on a case that could have potentially declared the president’s re-election null and void, is such that very few people in this country, or overseas for that matter, will buy the argument that it has been imposed to arrest the deteriorating law and order situation and to allow the government to focus on fighting extremism and militancy. It will be difficult to remove public doubts that it has only been imposed to target a superior judiciary that has finally found some spine and is carrying out its constitutional role of acting as a watchdog on the executive, which in Pakistan’s case was often overstepping its constitutionally-defined authority. As for the media, the fact that private television channels were blacked out for the better part of Saturday is a grim indication of the government’s intentions. However, here too, such bans are essentially counter-productive and will be seen by ordinary Pakistanis as a desperate act of a regime bent on shielding itself from criticism.

    Meanwhile, the Chief Justice of Pakistan has been informed that his services were no longer required. In any case, the promulgation of a provisional constitutional order would mean that most of the judges of the Supreme Court who had in recent weeks taken a brave and defiant stand against the government and the military would be pushed aside and not be invited to take a fresh oath; many would in all probability decline such an offer. As news of the imposition of emergency spread, eight members of the Supreme Court defiantly struck down the proclamation, which could well trigger off a new stand-off. The future is not looking good — not least because the president’s move is bound to have massive repercussions and a severe response from all segments of civil society. Such acts are indefensible at any time, more so in this day and age.


  31. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 6:40 pm

    Coming to the TOPIC, I did saw a few mobiles on Shahrah-e-Faisal today at around 3 pm.


  32. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 8:25 pm

    mobiles ? so what ? Give them importance only when they are at your asking you to stay inside till further notice :) – ORRRRRRRRR — Take you away to unknown destination :)

    come one grow up it is Karachi which has 30% less then required police force else their transportation…. ! :)


  33. llama (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 12:31 am

    went from defence to gulshan to back—nothing unusual, just the usual pot holes, traffic jams, flyovers being constructed, mad-chaotic-polluted-dirty mess of a city that its always been. perfectly normal.


  34. Zee (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 2:54 pm

    UMAR: Where the heck do you live? I also went to Defence from Gulistan-e-Johar and EVERYTHING was Normal! The traffic, market… everything! STOP your bs hype here!


  35. Zee (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 2:57 pm

    UMAR: Where the heck do you live? I also went to Defence from Gulistan-e-Johar and EVERYTHING was Normal! The traffic, market… everything! STOP your bs hype here!



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