Gutka Ban in Karachi

Sindh government with Local authorities imposed ban on gutka sale and purchase. Even I do not have much information about this ban but yesterday two people were talking in lift in very low voice

Lift Man “Yaar subh say aik hi gutka chala raha hon”
Second Guy “Han yaar gutka sirf black may hi mil raha hay”

A friend [unconfirmed report] told me that rangers are stopping people who are chewing gutka and fine them 5,000 Rs. People who are violating gutka ban also being beaten by rangers as friend told me.

33 Comments so far

  1. karachite on February 26th, 2009 @ 12:04 am

    here comes another opportunity for Jiyalaz to make some money (Paida geeri)wait till some settlement occurs b/w manufacturers and Govt employees imposing the ban

  2. balma on February 26th, 2009 @ 12:15 am

    Karachite: you sound like jaali doctor of KMB:-)

  3. Raheel Lakhani (raheel07) on February 26th, 2009 @ 12:22 am

    Allah karey hamesha banned hi rahe

  4. bukhari on February 26th, 2009 @ 12:54 am

    kinda in favor of ban ..

  5. kaami on February 26th, 2009 @ 2:58 am

    This has potential to save a lot of lives. This ban should stay put.

  6. Tariq Khanani (tariqkhanani) on February 26th, 2009 @ 10:50 am


    Please learn to appreciate positive actions.

    @All people looking for Gutka
    Please pick some filth from roadside and chew it, it will be more hygienic than gutka. Atleast it will be fresh :p

  7. karachip8086 on February 26th, 2009 @ 2:30 pm

    please ban cigarettes along with gutka, main poori etc..

  8. kabirdas on February 26th, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

    In the name of heavans will someone tell this Pandu KD what a bloody ‘gutka’ is ??? I look and sound so ignorant. Well, OK I admit I not only look and sound ignorant, I am ignorant in the true sense of the word if you would like to put it that way.

  9. Tariq Khanani (tariqkhanani) on February 26th, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

    Agreed, We already are intaking enough carbon monoxide from cars and factories

  10. balma on February 26th, 2009 @ 7:41 pm

    Yeah really, what the heck is guTkaa? Is it Paan Praag? Pan Praag is Ibelieve some mixture of tobacco and kath-thaa? right?
    I actually like little bit of Pan Praag once in a while. But, what the heck is this guTkaa?
    I guess I am a painDu too!

  11. fasee on February 26th, 2009 @ 9:49 pm

    yaar kuch bhi bund kerdo…bambaat bund nai kerna…apni kuppi chalti rehni chayee…

  12. kabirdas on February 26th, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

    @ Balma

    When I was in Karachi to rid myself of the stigma of Paindu I started having Pan; meetha Pan. But that was not of much help. There were many fellow Paindus in Karachi having meetha Pan on regular basis. So I started having SaDa Pan. It didn’t work all that much either. Finally I resorted to having Pan with Shahzadi ki PaTi. I also learned how to maro a pichkari after having a Shahzadi ki PaTi wala Pan. That did help to a great extent. After that I was Paindu no more or so I thought.
    Now what worries me that so as not to be labelled as Paindu again I may have to start having gutka when I visit Karachi next. That’s why I am so eager to know what the hell is this stuff called gutka. Please someone provide this info to help out a Paindu who doesn’t want to be labelled one as such :-)

  13. kabirdas on February 26th, 2009 @ 10:20 pm

    @ fasee

    Now for Pete sake let me know what on earth is bambaat ?? Am I living in some kind of dark age or what ??

  14. fasee on February 26th, 2009 @ 11:02 pm

    @ KD

    Oh comon yaar…u must be kiddin me

    Now u may also ask what a Ad’dha , Paw’wa, Kup’pi is

    Aray yaar yeh apni desi Rum, Port, Wine, Champaign sab yehi hai

  15. karachite on February 27th, 2009 @ 2:21 am
  16. firstofficer on February 27th, 2009 @ 5:51 am


    Yar fasee Banda Cheeta hay … SAB PATA HAY :)

  17. firstofficer on February 27th, 2009 @ 6:08 am

    Thanks yar Keya video hay … Mustafa kamal nay tu full remand may lay leeya … People it is a must WATCH = Mustafa kamal straight forward

  18. fasee on February 27th, 2009 @ 9:22 am

    @ firstofficer.

    jitni tareef kerlo, ik bhi nahee doon ga..apni la ker aoo.

    as for being cheeta…..tum nay woh add nahee dekhi

    AB TU CHEETA BHI PEETA HAI…meray topic pe hi thi

  19. balma on February 27th, 2009 @ 10:27 am

    Balma is very upset at watching this video.
    Yeh ghurbat, yeh baychaargi, yeh baRhtee huee aabaadi, yeh cheekh pukaar, I hate to say no one has any right to talk to our woman like this…why is this guy screaming at the woman. Aah, I can’t believe this!
    mairaa sir phaTTaa jaa rahaa hae…..
    Mujhay ronaa aa rahaa hae!
    What happened to insaaniyat? Even if the woman’s father is being treated for free, a city’s mayor talking to her like thisssss?

  20. fasee on February 27th, 2009 @ 10:29 am

    Iftikhar chaurdy ko lay aoo…sab sahee hu jai ga

  21. fasee on February 27th, 2009 @ 12:24 pm

    @ karachite / first officer / balma

    yaar aaj mazak ke bajai serious mood hai meraa.

    we should not spread pictures without looking at the whole scenario..

    otehrwise you and me wont me anybetter than such scum like molana fazulurrehman.

    if a women is under hysteria…and is not ready to listen to any logic…how should you have reacted…tell me…..just ask any doctor for god sake.

    What MK did was rational, calm and calculated move….he said nothing out of ordinary…..20 k ki facility 5 ruppes mai dey rahay hain aur woh aurat cheekh rahi hai…..slay jub bagair facilites ke sarkon main rultay phirtay thay tab kisi ke peet main dard nai hoti thi.

    aaj ik banda kaam ker raha hai tu usi ko lanat malamat kernay main sab agay agay hotay hain…people like us ar eth ones who makes other hate to work for society… qoom ka yehi aik almiya hai…..

    today i just lost my mood n smile altogether

  22. Shamsi (shamsi) on February 27th, 2009 @ 4:58 pm

    Very nice move if rangers & police are ‘really’ at the chase.

    I’d recommend 7 days of social service in afternoon , gathering garbage from roadside, or road cleaning with broaom as punishment to the violaters with video recording telecast on Cable TV, OR a 3 day JAIL with hard labor.

    Thank you for sharing the link as well.

    This is what KMB is about :)

  23. fasee on February 27th, 2009 @ 7:57 pm

    masiyon ko cherna ka mauka bhi milay ga therkiyooon ko

  24. kabirdas on February 27th, 2009 @ 11:28 pm

    @ fasee on February 26th

    No, I was not kidding. Honest!
    No, I needn’t ask what Ad’dha , Paw’wa, Kup’pi are. KD got acquainted to them when ‘Aatish jawan tha’ and life was bit hard.
    Now do you mean to say Gutaka is all of it and nothing more??

  25. kabirdas on February 27th, 2009 @ 11:33 pm

    @ firstofficer on February

    That means he is KD type of man. KD would like to befriend Fasee.

    Khoob guzray gee mil bathaiN gay jo dewanay dou.

  26. barrister on February 28th, 2009 @ 1:04 am

    MK Bhai is in the US and the timing of the video is "correct". Jamaati’s have do stuff like that – the man with the lady is her husband and trying to knock sense out of her.

    I completely understand where MK Bhai is coming from – I still remember the phrase, "yaar ab complaints atee hain kay bhai line mein buhat dair lagtee hain as opposed to yeh facility hain he nahin"…

  27. firstofficer on February 28th, 2009 @ 7:14 am


    lolzz…. khoob jamay gee mayfill jab mil bathay gay dou yar KD fasee aur Kup’pi

  28. kabirdas on February 28th, 2009 @ 2:48 pm

    @ Firstofficer
    Like W C Field said:

    It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.

    If I had to live my life over, I’d live over a saloon.

    There are only two real ways to get ahead these days – sell liquor or drink it.

    I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.

  29. fasee on March 1st, 2009 @ 12:24 pm

    @ KD.

    buddy you are always my firned…..all those who are not my enemies are my firends..:)

    call me a hypoctar but even maulvies call me there friend….maybe bcoz of my strict neutrility when i am outside my fortress.

    but once i am safley entrenched inside my bunker i hurl abuse and throw poisen dart on all of them.

    coward…yeah maybe….but i would be rather called a coward then a dead man..specially when living in a unforgiving land

  30. kabirdas on March 1st, 2009 @ 11:43 pm

    @ fasee

    You are my friend being an enemy of my enemy (Mullah) particullary the type operating in in Swat.

  31. dilkadr on March 2nd, 2009 @ 4:55 am

    Beating the leaves, watering the roots
    Stopping the users, supporting the makers

  32. fasee on March 2nd, 2009 @ 10:38 am

    @ KD.

    hope to sawati mullah birigade is not briwsing thru KMB.

    other wise my duck is cooked

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