May God Save Us!

May God Save Us!

May God Save Us!

Few days back, our current President of Pakistan visited the last resting place of Quaid-e-Azam in Karachi. On the Tomb’s diary, he left the above message. What spelling, what verve. Do I have to say more?

38 Comments so far

  1. judge on September 17th, 2008 @ 10:49 am

    and he is going to address UN,

    GOD ko GAWD are DOG ko DAWG likhta hai, donkey ko monkey aur monkey ko donkey, Altaf Hussain ko Bara Bhaie aur Apnay Ap ko Nawaz Shareef ka Chohta bhaie kehta hai

    kal jab yeah apnay oath sai munkir ho ga tou keya bolay ga .. oath hee to tha koyee KU-ran ya had-eith tou nahi tha jo change nahi ho sakta,

    military dictator sai civilian dictator, eik commando dictator sai eik daku dictator yeah hai tohfa 18 February kai election aur Jamhoryat jo sirf nunga nach sakti hai dictator ke bahoun mai.


  2. d0ct0r on September 17th, 2008 @ 12:26 pm

    His bujiness administration degree from Mughalpura Institute of Technology (MIT) saves the day

    p.s. i think its fake,paper looks sarkari(low quality like the one used in govt offices/police stations) but you don’t really expect that to be used at Quaid’s mazar in front of dignitaries from around the world..

    or maybe its a hastily scribbled autograph given on sarkari stationery


  3. Talha Aziz (aziztalha) on September 17th, 2008 @ 12:33 pm

    the guy may be uneducated .. daku .. what ever u call this SOB… but he definitly aint stupid to expose his "uneducated-ness" so openly and in such a public place…

    secondly, even if he did .. i bet people around him aren’t as stupid to leave such piece for the media for the taking..

    thirdly, if it was real .. and really there in the guestbook at the mazar-e-quaid with in the media’s grab … it would have been headlines by now.

    i can write a piece of paper claiming to be from BB that says PPP is to b disbanded for ever… but its just a piece of crap if i cant back it up with evidence.


  4. judge on September 17th, 2008 @ 12:49 pm

    walk to baba ka mazar, or call DAWN :) the DIFX file tells the details it is Genuine :)


  5. tzaidi on September 17th, 2008 @ 8:01 pm

    Choor ko chaabi daynay ka formula kabhi bhee hit naheen hua hey … na ho ga!!!


  6. balma on September 17th, 2008 @ 8:51 pm

    There is no reason for oopar-neechay uchhalnaa – for this. English is not Zardari’s mother tongue. For 99.9999 Pakistanis, it is their second language or third languge. So what – if some in Pakistan can not spell English words properly? Who cares?
    I have no problem with Zardari because he can’t write proper English!
    Have some self respect Paksitani bachho’n!


  7. reallyvirtual on September 17th, 2008 @ 11:02 pm

    Afreen,
    I just reviewed your post and have made some changes. See me in my office as soon as you read this. Editor.

    Few days back… [replace ‘back’ with ‘ago’ (Ed.)], our current President of Pakistan [use either ‘our current president’ or ‘the current President of Pakistan (Ed.)] visited the last [use ‘final’ (Ed.)] resting place of Quaid-e-Azam in Karachi. On [‘In’… you write IN a diary (Ed.)] the Tomb’s [‘tomb’ – it is still a common noun even if it is Jinnah’s tomb (Ed.)] diary [tombs don’t write diaries, they have ‘visitor books’ or some such things, please fix (Ed.)], he left the above message [replace with ‘message on the left’ as the image is not above the post (Ed.)] . What spelling, what verve. [Try exclamation marks (!) for emphasis here (Ed.)] Do I have to say more?

    (PS. Just kidding :D)


  8. Shamsi (shamsi) on September 17th, 2008 @ 11:26 pm
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  10. khaled on September 18th, 2008 @ 12:46 am

    Zardari

    The only problem with Zardari is HE IS NOT PUNJABI.

    The same With Mush

    The soo called Punjabi Nationalist leader Nawaz Sharif was corrupt as well but as he is Punjabi so, HE IS THE LEADER.

    Imran Khan who got certificate of having illegal child from US Court is THE MAN, No Fatwa no Islamic campaign against him.(All the relegious political and jehadi parties are on payroll of Punjab as all of them maintain headquarters in Punjab.
    Example(Jamat e Islami, Jaish Muhammad, Jamat ud Dawah etc)

    Because he is Half Punjabi Half Pathan?

    The people of punjab and the people with Punjabi baladasti mentality should understand and accept the mandate of smaller provinces otherwise time is not so far when Pakistan will be a stronger Nation BUT With out PUNJAB


  11. Teeth Maestro (kar_teeth) on September 18th, 2008 @ 1:48 am

    Is Asif Zardari smarter then a 5th grader?

    I forgive his typos – but the way I read the message

    May God give us the strength to save Pakistan [from] Asif Ali Zardari,

    LOL go figure


  12. zeeshan on September 18th, 2008 @ 5:51 am

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA OH MY GOD! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!


  13. Tariq Khanani (tariqkhanani) on September 18th, 2008 @ 6:48 am

    @Teeth

    is it me or you just did a type urself

    smarter then should be smarter tha


  14. Tariq Khanani (tariqkhanani) on September 18th, 2008 @ 6:48 am

    guest what thats another typo :p


  15. HITMAN (hitman) on September 18th, 2008 @ 7:46 am

    @khaled
    Damn. U r such a racist. Did any punjabi molest u in childhood or r u bent upon creating ethnic issues here?

    If Punjab & Punjabis in general were so racist as u portray them to be, Musharraf didnt have ruled the country for 8 years. Heck, he wouldnt be the COA in the 1st place. The current president is Zardari who is from Sind. Check how many non punjabis have been the PMs & Presidents.
    No one is criticizing Zardari because he is Sindhi. If that was the formula, no one would have criticized Yahya khan. So get ur records straight & stop spreading hate.


  16. human01 on September 18th, 2008 @ 8:42 am

    I don’t undersatnd, what’s the big deal here, Its democracy folks, that means majority rules & 60% (I’m being very optimistic here) of our population can’t even write their names (in Urdu). At least he managed to write one complete sentence….too bad the guest book didn’t had spell check option……he reminds me of "Janu German".
    I do feel sorry for Quaid though.
    But don’t worry, just wait for few years & Junior will take care of this problem at least…………………..what a country!


  17. bukhari on September 18th, 2008 @ 10:20 am

    i am no pro-zardari, but i am having my doubt in the authenticity of this image.. doesn’t this JPEG more looks like a piece of Scanned image of photocopied page..! how are we so sure that this is the actual page from diary.. because i don’t think they let someone take the Tomb’s diary with him/her and let the pages photocopied.. do they..?
    (no offense to the post writer)


  18. Talha Aziz (aziztalha) on September 18th, 2008 @ 10:45 am

    illiterate people making it to office .. is this democracy?

    democracy means vote of a unparh dehati from a remote village in interior Sindh is equal to the vote of a PhD teaching History and Politics in one of the major universities of the country.

    this means that if in a district 70% voters are unparh dehati … they can get one of the unparh dehati elected to the National Assembly who will be contributing in making laws that everybody has to follow …

    http://aziztalha.blogspot.com/2007/05/democracy-in-pakistan.html


  19. ambreenmirza on September 18th, 2008 @ 12:35 pm

    iam not a pro-zardari or PPP kind, but his uunability to write or may be understand english seems to be very poor, any way it does not matter, as far as he can deliver what is expected, even a french president would have written even in worst english, I have seen even some of our country’s prominent icon have disasterous english, but up till now inzy is remarkable in his list, I remember after winning a one day at melbourne, at the interview when asked him about his beautiful inning he replied ..BISMILLAH RAHMAN ARAHEEM, THIS IS THE GRACE OF ALLAH ,I think these comments were learnt by heart, as he became the father of new born in Pakistan, the commentator asked , CONGRATS, FOR YOUR NEW BORN, he replied, BISMILLAH RAHMAN ARAHEEM, THIS THE WOUNDERFULL EFFORT OF MY TEAM BOYS………………


  20. balma on September 18th, 2008 @ 7:10 pm

    Dear Dhakans and Dhakanees,
    Ability to speak/write English is not a sign of education or intelligence.
    If you have an axe to grind with Zardari boy, find some other reason and there are hundreds…..but lack of English speaking/writing skills shouldn’t be one. Have some self respect you fucking idiots.


  21. d0ct0r on September 18th, 2008 @ 8:11 pm

    Zardari claims to have graduated(B Ed degree) from London School of Economics and Business Studies(existence of this institution itself is a mystery) looong before he was married. Obviously medium of teaching there must have been English.


  22. balma on September 18th, 2008 @ 8:58 pm

    Most probably he is lying. Many people lie in Pakistan in every day life. But, still, knowledge of English should not be considred such a big deal in Pakistan. Self respect guys!

    I am all for learning as many languages as possible. But this slavish mentalaity of people pisses me off.


  23. kabirdas on September 18th, 2008 @ 9:48 pm

    @ balma

    In my view you are partly right and partly wrong. Ability to write correctly in English or in any language for that matter is surely a sign of education. Unability to write in English or in any language is surely a sign of lack of education. It was not compulsory for him to write in English if he wasn’t proficient at it. He could have written in any other language with which he was well versed ie if there was any other such language.


  24. ameerhamza on September 18th, 2008 @ 10:17 pm

    This bright idea about Gaaad saving Pakistan was first listed by Ardeshir Cowasjee in his Sunday column printed in Dawn. Here:

    Cowasjee writes:

    ‘This 9/11 our brand new shining president, Asif Zardari, supported by Governor of Sindh Ishrat ul Ibad, and the ever-faithful evergreen Sindh Chief Minister Commuter Qaim Ali Shah, with his freshly dyed Cherry Blossom hair and moustache and unchanging facial expression, come hell or high water, duly went to offer themselves up at Jinnah’s tomb. As is the custom, they raised their eyes and hands before the empty catafalque and addressed themselves to their Creator. What they murmured, no one heard, but what it was that Jinnah growled out to them we can all easily guess.

    ‘They then all moved on to the visitors’ book in which those who go to pay public homage record their innermost feelings. Recorded by Asif, in illegible handwriting resembling that of a stressed physician, were the words “May Gaad (sic) give us the street (sic) to save Pakistan.” Space precludes me from recording the lengthy ramblings of the other two.’

    http://www.dawn.com/weekly/cowas/cowas.htm

    My personal, detailed impressions about Mr. Zardari and his Gaaad may be read here:

    http://ameerhamzaadhia.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2008-09-10T10%3A52%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7


  25. ameerhamza on September 18th, 2008 @ 10:27 pm

    ambreenmirza comments:

    ‘ … even a french president would have written even in worst english, I have seen even some of our country’s prominent icon have disasterous english, … ‘

    Well, any President of the world should know how to spell GOD.

    Balma informs us:

    ‘Ability to speak/write English is not a sign of education or intelligence.’

    Well, then Zardari should not be claiming that he was educated in London. A liar President with a disastrous record is something a double trouble.


  26. barristerakc on September 19th, 2008 @ 1:02 am

    Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.

    I still remember how former British Prime Minister Tony Blair spelled the word tomorrow wrongly, instead writing "toomorrow". What was even worse, he made the mistake three times in the letter.

    I think Teeth Maestro & Co. (95% of the hand-picked authors) on this forum and alias such as doctor and ameer hamza are bent upon demonizing and abusing anyone and everyone who are remotely against there views.


  27. d0ct0r on September 19th, 2008 @ 2:03 am

    barristerakc

    let me paste the comment made by you on another blog post

    guys Iftar Party on behalf of MQM tommarrow at Hockey Ground close to Sir Syed University tommarrow

    Tony did it thrice while you did it twice..


  28. d0ct0r on September 19th, 2008 @ 2:17 am

    or maybe coz that message was intended for Altaf bai’s brigade so you conveyed it to them in Altaf bai’s(engrish language)?


  29. kabirdas on September 19th, 2008 @ 5:35 am

    @ barristerakc on September 19th.

    You say: Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.
    I say: So you agree the arguments in this case are convincing notwithstanding the fact that they may be vulgar. An argument is generally vulgar when it is put forward to defend something which is indefensible or to mislead others; seldom otherwise.

    You say: I still remember how former British Prime Minister Tony Blair spelled the word tomorrow wrongly, instead writing "toomorrow". What was even worse, he made the mistake three times in the letter.
    I say: a)Two wrongs don’t make one right. b) It some time happens that we make this kind of mistake and then keep repeating it a number of times in the same document. It is like saying 5 plus 8 is 14 and keep repeating it a number of times in the same sum. It is altogether a different kind of mistake. c) Please be advised right and wrong are relative. How do you spell ‘sugar’? Suppose Zaid spells it p-q-z-z-f and Bakar spells it s-h-u-g-r. Both are wrong, but is there any doubt that Zaid is ‘wronger’ than ‘Bakar’ d) In the last line of your last para you have spelled ‘their’ as ‘there’. Now, that is called a typo. For this we won’t say that you can’t be the President of Pakistan:-) e) Many people can make a mistake writing a 8 letter word but hardly anyone except the President of Pakistan will make a mistake in writing a three letter word and that too a word like ‘God’.

    You say: I think Teeth Maestro & Co. (95% of the hand-picked authors) on this forum and alias such as doctor and ameer hamza are bent upon demonizing and abusing anyone and everyone who are remotely against there views.
    I say: Your accusation is wrong. Only an uneducated person can spell God as anything else. You try to spell CAT in anyother way. So briefly I would say don’t defend something which is indefensible(?). Let them call a spade a spade.


  30. barristerakc on September 19th, 2008 @ 6:31 am

    I am not a Zardari fan but I believe that we need to exercise some patience and restraint at this crucial juncture.To keep everything in its perspective, Mr. Zardari is not unique. He has done nothing really out of the ordinary not done by other Pakistani politicians, both past and current.

    Mr. Zardari is now more mature, methodical and calculating. We hope that this time he is going to cover his tracks rather well. He seems qualified (previous experiances of decision making) enough and we reluctantly share the establishment’s belief that he has been fully rehabilitated. Liberal and moderate, a diamond in the rough, indeed. At a same time, Zardari is a victim of Punjabi Proganda Machine aka the PTV of 90’s like MQM and Altaf Hussain.

    down with punjabi-gardi


  31. balma on September 19th, 2008 @ 9:01 am

    *
    We hope that this time he is going to cover his tracks rather well.

    ****

    oh, you mean he will be wiser this time and come up with another strategy than just using 3M’s sticky notes?

    By the way, I agree with Kabirdas’ suggestions that people should write comments in a language they are comfortable with.


  32. reallyvirtual on September 19th, 2008 @ 9:25 am

    I hev en idea – lettuz aal speek lolspeek liek dis:

    http://lolinator.com/lol/karachi.metblogs.com/2008/09/17/may-god-save-us/


  33. mohammedosama on September 19th, 2008 @ 11:38 am

    NO MATTER WE PRETEND,BUT ITIS A SHAMFULL FACT, JANO GERMAN….


  34. d0ct0r on September 19th, 2008 @ 2:46 pm
  35. mzmalik on September 21st, 2008 @ 4:17 am

    Isn’t it just a propaganda against our beloved President?


  36. d0ct0r on September 21st, 2008 @ 7:11 am

    well in his address to the joint session he said:

    i think (that) i thank parliament and all the 4 assemblies for electing me as their president :P

    Overall it was a good speech of course if he really meant what he said because he has a habit of back out from his words..


  37. kabirdas on September 21st, 2008 @ 9:00 pm

    So more committees will be set up.

    “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive”

    Formation of committees is the first refuge of a scoundrel. He knows all about committees which follows and much more which does not follow:

    A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
    Barnett Cock

    A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but who, as a group, can meet and decide that nothing can be done.
    Anonymous

    A committee is an animal with four back legs.
    John Le Carre

    A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.
    C. Northcote Parkinson


  38. Pragmatic Euphony » …to save Pakistan (pingback) on September 29th, 2008 @ 8:25 am

    […] A few days after his inauguration as the President of Pakistan, Mr. Zardari visited Jinnah’s tomb and left a message on the visitor’s log there.[Link] […]



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