Flash Protests: Dawn News coverage

For those of you who are interested in knowing more about the flash protests and the silent graffiti protests happening in Karachi, here’s a Dawn news report covering it. Its interesting to note how all the protests so far have been in the Defense/Clifton area. All have been brilliantly organized but I can’t help but feel that its turned into a one-side-of-the-city affair by playing it safe. Granted, there is an issue of strategic entry and exit at a short notice but I am sure there are similar places in the city outside of the area that provides the same.

10 Comments so far

  1. d0ct0r (unregistered) on November 12th, 2007 @ 2:20 pm

    geo english(newsday) other day did a report on emergency and media ban and role of internet during this media blackout .. they also interviewed Umar Siddique and asked him about surge in traffic on karachi.metblog after emergency was imposed…

  2. MB (unregistered) on November 12th, 2007 @ 2:46 pm
  3. (w)hole LOTA love (unregistered) on November 12th, 2007 @ 4:02 pm

    dont act like this bozo,


    or intellectually you are as daft as Bush.

  4. TOTALFUNWORLD.COM (unregistered) on November 12th, 2007 @ 5:13 pm

    Ban on media in Pakistan is not justice.

  5. Ramla A. (unregistered) on November 12th, 2007 @ 10:03 pm

    Re: Restricted to Clifton/Defence.

    Why surprised? Let’s come to terms with the fact that many support Musharraf. That’s why they are sitting home.

  6. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on November 13th, 2007 @ 7:32 pm

    Hey!, KMB got a mention on Business Week.

    Article: “E-Resistance Blooms in Pakistan”


    Ramla with all due respect, quit fooling ure self.ppl do not protest, not because they are satisfied with the present situation, but because we are immune to everything.

    Most of us have grown up amidst violence and bomb blasts so now even if it happens right next door, the only responses you’ll get is either a “Meh!” or a “tut tut, how sad” & thats the end of discussion.

    Most ppl are not protesting because they know nothing would be acheived and more importantly, there is no one to rally behind.

    More than being disliked, politicians in this country are weak or puppets. Even in crisis no one has the ability to stand up and get people to rally behind them.(Just take a look at KHAN’s list).

    Until some one with strenght and conviction stands up the general public will stay quite.

    By no means does that or should that be considered as strength or approval or the current administration.

  7. turab hasan (unregistered) on November 13th, 2007 @ 10:03 pm
  8. Imran (unregistered) on November 14th, 2007 @ 12:26 am


    Reference your link ( musharrafsupporters.wordpress.com ), you are absolutely right.
    Our media is at present totally dis-honest and biased – and doing a great injustice to the profession of journalism by reporting ONLY ONE SIDE of the picture ie. covering only anti-musharraf sentiment.


    Even GEO is covering ONLY anti-musharraf rallies, it is NOT covering Pro-Musharraf rallies. AND SEEING THE BIAS & PREJUIDICE OF THE MEDIA AND THE FALSE HYPE CREATED BY PUNJABISTAN, MUSHARRAFS SUPPORTERS ARE SLOWLY RISING TO THE OCCASSION AND STAGING PRO-MUSHARRAF RALLIES TO COUNTER THE ANTI-MUSHARRAF RALIES, not just in Pakistan (but outside Pakistan as well!). One such rally toook place in Toronto and GEO REFUSED TO COVER IT.

    Talk about DIS-HONEST JOURNALISM! And then they complain that ‘the dictator’ has clamped down on the media.

    NOW ITS EASY TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE ENTIRE MACHINERY (judiciary, media, propoganda) IS IN THE HANDS OF ONE PROVINCE and they are leaving no-stone unturned to put Musharraf in a bad light, by hook or by crook!

  9. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 14th, 2007 @ 10:34 am

    Extinct: Sachai bardasht nahi huwi tu comment delete kardia? Keep it up kid! ;)

  10. khan (unregistered) on November 14th, 2007 @ 11:29 am

    Why was my post deleted?

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