And that marks the end of the year

So, a day full of panic, rumours, and chaos marked the end of the year 2007. I can only recall sad events that happened this year because they clearly overshadowed anything good that happened.

May 12, 2007
October 18, 2007
December 27, 2007
December 31, 2007

These are not just dates. These are marks on the pages of history that will forever haunt the citizens of Karachi.

Let’s hope and pray that next year we see a better Karachi in all aspects.

28 Comments so far

  1. Echoes (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 12:06 am

    You forgot Lal Masjid, pal.

  2. d0ct0r (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 12:18 am

    Lal Masjid massacre islamabad..

  3. d0ct0r (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 12:23 am

    despite these tragic events.. firing with heavy weapon can be heard all over karachi at the eve of newyear… am wondering can our city ever be deweaponized..

  4. RE (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 12:56 am

    Happy New Year and wish for LOVE AND PEACE!
    When the clock strikes twelve on December 31st, people all over the world cheer and wish each other a very Happy New Year. For some, this event is no more than a change of a calendar. For others, the New Year symbolizes the beginning of a better tomorrow. So, if you look forward to a good year ahead, spread happiness with these wonderful New Year wishes.Peace on a global scale is a reflection of each individual. Each persons
    contentment reflects upon the other. Peace of mind has positive outcome as happiness can spread in this most unique fashion. Forgiveness of negative experiences, of the past, is difficult for many people. As incidence of the past cannot be changed, often forgiveness is the best way to spark contentment and peace of mind. Toward a goal of global harmony & renewed love of life.
    Make everyone be peaceful and no fighting.Make no one be poor at all and no more wars. I would wish that no one in the world would ever be sick again. I would wish that there would not be no more killers. I Would wish for my mum and dad to be happy. I wish for everyone to always have faith in God.

  5. Reality_check (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 1:35 am

    I agree with DOCTOR, Lal Masjid was the event when the terrorrist went on an all out offensive and declared war on the state. That event served as an eye opener, and showed the extent of suicidal poison that has been injected into the veins of our un-suspecting youth from disadvantaged areas. Furthermore, it also showed the level of organization of the associated propaganda machine, the video makers, the script writers who flood the internet with material targetted towards the youth which frequents the web.

  6. d0ct0r (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 2:14 am

    @Reality_check SirJee/AK/watani/Rajiv Parikh/Ali K/VOICE OF PAKISTAN/Barrister Ali K.Chishti/Ali/Jameel/xia/reality_check/Raza/Pkhan/softjoint/zee/imran/ and all the other multiple nicks and clones that you’ve been using here

    LAL masjid massacre was conducted by ignorant dictator to please the west in which he killed innocent man women and children after he incited
    sentiment of those students by demolishing age old mosques on the lame pretext of threat to his personal security

  7. Uzair Ahmed (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 2:23 am

    …and it all happened under the Musharraf Regime. Happy New Year, Mr.Musharraf.

  8. zee (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 2:43 am

    Now that Benazir is gone, I think the next year might prove to be less painful

  9. zee (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 2:45 am

    Oh and btw, HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! :)

  10. zee (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 2:49 am

    DOCTOR: You have gone BARKING mad! You think RealityCheck and me are same people? Dude, you have got to go see a real doctor! A psychiatrist may I suggest?

  11. Reality_check (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 2:54 am

    I dont believe in nick changes and never resort to cheap impersonations. I am comfortable with my views and those of others.

    So if you demolish an authorized mosques, you will be faced with abductions, proclamation of a parrallel state, murder, hostage taking, threat of suicide attacks and armed conflict. If it was a matter of re-possession of a mosque, that demand was accepted during initial negociations, but it was not that, it was mutiny. Ironically those responsible, that is the Moulana and his wife are still alive and well after using their students as cannon fodder.

  12. naeem (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 3:38 am

    what about the day when the overhead bridge collapsed?

  13. d0ct0r (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 3:52 am

    Reality_check SirJee/AK/watani/Rajiv Parikh/Ali K/VOICE OF PAKISTAN/Barrister Ali K.Chishti/Ali/Jameel/xia/reality_check/Raza/Pkhan/softjoint/zee/imran/ and all the other multiple nicks and clones that you’ve been using here

    as i said it was an attempt by a cornered dictator to please the west.. and to achieve his goals he staged this massacre and the student played into his hands

  14. SirJee (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 5:20 am


    You didn’t wakeup from the hangover, yet?

    MUSH is a dictator and the very people he wanted to please are going to come and knock on the door. Just watch and see the CHESS GAME

    MUSH is a looser, he lost the support of Muslims in Pakistan, then he lost support of the secularists in Pakistan and now he is going to loose the support of his masters too.

  15. ALYA KHAN (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 5:25 am

    hope the year 2008 turns out to be better than 2007 for my dear land and countrymen and women.

    God Save Pakistan!!!

  16. IUnknown (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 9:12 am

    @reality_check.. plz take a poisonous tablet and let us live.

    i think Lal masjid operation shud be conducted on ppl like u now.

  17. Reality_Check (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 9:44 am

    The loosers would be the people of Pakistan as a result of the impatient few who have needlessly DRAGGED THE NATION INTO CRISES AFTER CRISES culminating into the recent tragic event. How easily we have forgtton the low point we were at during 90’s, we were bankrupt both morally and monetarily. After 9/11 we were on the verge of being attacked by the whole damn world. At that juncture one man was able to turn a potentially disastrous situation for the Nations advantage, and then we saw relative prosperity, a major rebuilding process was seen right across the country from Gwadar to Karachi to Southern Punjab to frontier. The empty chests of the treasury were filled again, airwaves started humming with new radio and TV channels, and new carrier options were opened to our youth, when in the previous decade the only viable option was to immigrate.

    The irony is that we invited chaos and instability in the name of civil liberties, at a time when we had more civil liberties than at any point in our history and the trend was going upwards. All that was required was patience and sustained growth.

    My friend SIRJEE its very difficult to build and very easy to destroy and once capital takes flight you will be left with high ideals and a great economic depression and this time no one will offer you free oil.

    What we have achieved by weakining the state and our citizens shamelessly petitioning the US Congress is that every Tom, Dick and Harry, whether it be Obama,Gordon Brown, and EU etc coming up with their absurd theories to deal with Pakistan.

  18. Reality_Check (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 9:54 am

    IUNKNOWN despite your insistance I have no plans of dieing as Socratese, this reminds me of Qateel Shifai;

    Such baat pe miltaa hey sada zehr ka piyala
    Jina hey tou phir Juraat-e-Izhaar na maango

  19. ALAM (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 10:05 am

    About lal masjid operation: It was an unfinished business…I still see lal masjid standing there

  20. Pkhan (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 10:39 am

    US Provided SECURITY and INTELIGENCE to Bhutto By New york times.: However, there was no indication that Bhutto’s team — including her husband, Asif Ali Zardari, who attended at least one of the meetings — had followed through on the most critical of the recommendations, including the hiring of private guards and reducing her visibility in large crowds like the one in Rawalpindi where she was killed?

  21. JayJay (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 7:06 pm


    Thank you for nailing the point so articulately.

  22. MS (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 7:34 pm

    Well said Reality_Check.

  23. balma (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 11:05 pm

    You are welcome guys. I some time write as Reality_Check.


  24. Syed Tayyab Ali (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2008 @ 10:44 am

    I hope 2008 would be great year for all of us.

  25. Reality_Check (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2008 @ 11:06 am

    But I never write as BALMA, so who is BALMA?

  26. Reality_Check (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2008 @ 11:31 am

    Thanks JAYJAY and MS, I sincerely hope that common sense prevails in 2008.

    However, BALMA would be happy if Pakistanis in the coming year paid more attention to population control and change their diet.

    Also BALMA remember I told you if anything happened to BB ppl will come looking for you, so better be careful now.:-)

  27. Balma (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2008 @ 9:12 pm
  28. ali (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2008 @ 6:57 pm

    Dogtor,bastered,bulshit poty mouth and his kind of mentality guys…!
    why they always start political comments on all the post without caring the relevence they are suffrin in altaf fobia why?i think they are the result of Altaaf bhais mistake of one good night and when they mature they knew that Altaf is the responsible of their birth so they are taking the revenge from there Father
    POSTED BY: ALI AT JANUARY 3, 2008 05:34 PM
    @ ALI go to hell you dog , go and lick Altaf’s feet ……


    Dogtor,bastered,bulshit poty mouth and his kind of mentality guys…!
    leaders are the father of the nation…!

    and you dogtor naughty child of Altaaf is only child in the world who hate this much with his father…!
    I don’t like to abuse like this but this is for the treatment of dogtor sory to all other

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