Situation Updates

Gathering from numerous sources, mobile calls and text messages from friends, it appears that a huge number of people are stuck right on the main roads all engulfed in panic, chaos and disorder. The situation is not only bad, there is no way the stream of vehicles that left their shops and offices for home can do a mass reversal. Even turning off the cars engine and parking them on the road – like we Karachites do during heavy rains – is not possible as everyone is worried about the property. This is going to be a tough night for a lot of people out there.

8 Comments so far

  1. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 27th, 2007 @ 10:13 pm

    few of my relatives have parked their vehicles at their friend/colleague/relatives place closest to the location they’re stuck and are trying to get home on foot..


  2. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on December 27th, 2007 @ 10:18 pm

    There is a lot of violence here in Block 8, Gulshan-e-Iqbal. This is unprecented. Having been lived here for the last 25 years, I haven’t been terrified like today, ever before…..not even during the dark days of the infamous ‘Operation Cleanup’.


  3. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on December 27th, 2007 @ 10:21 pm

    My driver was coming home from Clifton, when we called him to park the car at my uncle’s office in PECHS and stay there during the night. It just wasn’t safe for him nor for the car to come within Gulshan’s jurisdiction.


  4. PakistanZindabaad (unregistered) on December 27th, 2007 @ 10:38 pm

    Can some one update me regading situation in gulshan iqbal. Much appreciated..!


  5. farasG (unregistered) on December 27th, 2007 @ 10:45 pm

    according to ppl stuck there, tyres and cars were set on fire near Millenium Mall and University Road is in a bad state (as always). There were random skirmishes near Centrum Mall too (opposite UBL Sports Complex).


  6. Hassan baleegh (unregistered) on December 27th, 2007 @ 10:58 pm

    yes. defence is no exception…
    they are burning tires and firing at gizri…

    near bilawal house they are firing at cars and stoning them….

    friends are stuck on zamzama…. as the traffic stopped and firing started..they left the car and ran into bulidings….

    my cousins in sakhar are stuck at the rail station… armed men have attacked the station…. firing at passnegers…. my cousins are hiding on the railway track….

    jauhar mein millenium mall ke pass….people are breaking in a stealing stuff….

    curfew in sukkur….

    larkana mein statelife ki buliding and all banks and police stations burned down…


  7. TEE BEE (unregistered) on December 27th, 2007 @ 11:04 pm

    Watch the raw footage of the blast here;

    http://www.vidpk.com/view_video.php?vid=4855


  8. Zeeshan Zafar (unregistered) on December 29th, 2007 @ 6:21 pm

    Right now I am at KHI Airport and I experienced that traffic is running on shahrah-e-faisal normally, Rangers took the control and peoples are reaching AP with out any prblem.

    Thank you
    Zeeshan



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