Protest against flogging @ press club

dsc00393Hurridly organized, loosly knit but touching, the protest done today at the press club in Karachi was a thrill to attend for me. It started at about 3pm with a press conference inside the press club which funnily enough I had to talk my way into as I did not have a bonafide “journaalist” card, at one moment I even thought of telling the gate keeper I am a blaager but by the look on his face and the time on my watch neither would have been feasible.

Inside was a hotch potch of wires and suspicious looking duffel bags all of which contained cameras thank god, and a push of hot sweaty cameramen as they jostled for posiiton, funnily enough even in the middle of the press conference. i swear i think Pakistani media is the dumbest of them all as they cued, waved and screeched to each other all while arguing and pushing for place while the speaker was speaking. It was so bad tha tone of the ladies of the women’s action committee got quite pissed and told the people to please observe some sort of decorum. However the speeches were good, hard hitting and very passionate. I thought the speaker from the Pakistan medical board was pretty intense and got a due clapping at the end.

After the insane question and answer session that followed in which the media made bigger fools out of themselves by asking things like “madam kia aap samajhti hain ke ye saza sahi thi” ummm yea thats why we are all here doofus, seriously….we all trooped out to be greeted by a chorus of people shouting slogans in the favor of ummm bugti of all the people, apparently the protest had coincided with the balochistan cause as well.

dsc00404So we all gathered togather and then the banners were raised and the “nara bazi” started.  The numbers seemed quite decent with a lot of women from different walks of life participating as well as a lot of journalists and some tv personna’s like “George” as well. I spotted 3 blaggers aside from myself in Sabeen, Awab and Tazeen, if there were more I certainly didnt know them. After about 20 minutes of rip roaring narays by the civil society and mazdoor jihad lo and behold a truck laden with “Sunni tehreek” activists complete with giant loudspeakers and mikes appeared to stand in front fo us and sing naats on top of their voices “Sarkar ki amad” kind of stuff. They kept insisting they were with us but still managed to try to drown our voices out quite frequently, however it was heartning to see the people standing firm in front of them and raising their own protest.


All in all we might not have had the numbers seen in Islamabad today, but we still managed to register a due protest against the barbarity on display yesterday. Whether that video was 1 or 2 or 5 months old, the civil society made their displeaure felt quite vividly today sending a clear message to the government and the barbarian hordes up north that these kind of actions are not only intolerable but will deem an equal response.

Next to come is a huge protest rally organized by MQM’s womens wing for the same purpose tommorow, we must all participate and raise our voice in as many forums as we can against the march of evil into our cities, I commend all the parties involved in making these and the protests to come possible in all the cities of Pakistan, long live sanity and long live Pakistan.

221 Comments so far

  1. kabirdas on April 24th, 2009 @ 6:26 pm

    @ Wasiq

    Read her closing comments and your referenced comments thereon a few times. Can’t get to the depth of both of them.
    Oh, master please wisen KD on this. At least drop a hint so that KD can speak his mind on whatever the issues are.

  2. بستنی (wasiq) on April 25th, 2009 @ 12:35 am

    @KD sarkar…I am very sorry sir…can’t help you there…..atleast until you stop demanding that I get married….and accept me as I am….just as the majority of my wellwishers from the opposite sex have….

  3. balma on April 28th, 2009 @ 8:11 am

    Oonvaan kee munaasibat say:

    Allama Balma screems : Allahu Akbar!

  4. kabirdas on April 28th, 2009 @ 12:25 pm

    They seem to have picked up good location for their business :-)

    Masjid kay zer-e-saia kuch kharafat chahiay

  5. fasee on April 28th, 2009 @ 12:46 pm

    @ balma..

    lol…..sir you made my day today……i was pleasntly surprised….i thought BDSM was just a westren sick phenomina……nowonder no girl apprictaes when fasee tryign to explain the pleasures driving oppurnities available in BDSM.

    bythe way, did they mention one of the customers was sufi mohamad, who ordered acouple of boxes for lather straps and gag balls for buneer, as his stock is just about enough for swat only.

    sir KD…i wud suggest you move to karachi as soon as uncle fazlulah place an order a much bigger order for gag balls, almsot equal the size of islamabad popluation…;)

  6. balma on April 28th, 2009 @ 7:22 pm

    Balma has noticed in his chhoTee see umar that most masajid in big US cities are very close to strip bars….not just bars, but strip bars.
    And they don’t have khiraafaat at those strip baars, they have hoors.
    Well, I guess masjid and hoor go hand in hand.

  7. kabirdas on April 28th, 2009 @ 9:50 pm

    @ balma

    Just a small question to clarify a minor matter. How did Balma find this out at such a tender age, during the the course of his visits to the strip bars or the mosques:-)

  8. kabirdas on April 28th, 2009 @ 9:55 pm

    @ Fasee

    I reckon Fazaullah is soon going to be gaged by gag balls or by gag dundas at his both ends, top and bottom.

  9. balma on April 28th, 2009 @ 10:47 pm

    kabhi bar kay rastay may masjid aa jaatee hai, aur kabhi masjid kay rastay may bar!

  10. kabirdas on April 28th, 2009 @ 11:00 pm

    @ balma

    Gar kaaby ka rukh bhee janab e mahkhana ho jay
    tau sajda mara bhee laghzash e mastana ho jay

  11. balma on April 28th, 2009 @ 11:04 pm

    In last twenty, thirty years, we have produced a whole nation of Taliban.
    for example, now everyone says allah Hafiz, in fact it was promoted on PTV during Zulmut-ul-Haq’s time. I have proposed allahnahkhwastah for the same reason:-)
    Now, for last few years I have noticed that these mullah type jamatis are promoting use of Madhab instead of mazhab, Ramdan instead of ramzan etc. Today I realized that instead of simple word ‘achhaa’, we now see the word ‘ahsan’ being used. For example, ….achhaa qadam hae… now written as …ahsan qadam hae….. that is replacement of a simple Urdu word by an arabic word….and the list goes on…
    doosri tarf khuda kee phiTkaar ho inn burgers kee aulaad per…..simple words like qalm, havai jahaz, havai aDaa, uljhan have been replaced by pen, airplane, airport, and confusion…and the list goes on.

    Down with mullahs and burgers, both.

  12. بستنی (wasiq) on April 29th, 2009 @ 8:20 am

    @the maggie…the three wise men of KMB….sir aap log ney ghuma phira kay BDSM talak poncha hee diya naa…..for me a trip from tariq road to saddar and back….in a mini or a couch is exactly the same…Iam sure you all will agree there is no point in wasting bucks on either!lol

  13. kabirdas on April 29th, 2009 @ 10:29 am

    @ wasiq

    Brilliant idea. LOL

  14. kabirdas on April 29th, 2009 @ 10:48 am

    @ balma

    From the examples quoted by you I would agree Down with the Mullah but not so much with the Bergers.

    For some odd reason I have never called a pen as Qalam. Qalam brings back the memory of writing Urdu on a ‘Takhti’.

    If I asked a taxi driver to take me to Havai Adda he may get confused. But if I asked him to take me to the air port he would readily understand where I want to go. Now you may call me a berger but would you call the taxi driver a berger also.

    By the way not be classified as a berger please let me know what should I call a ‘taxi driver’ as and ‘railway station’ as:-)

  15. fasee on April 29th, 2009 @ 4:59 pm

    @ wasiq

    "@the maggie…the three wise men of KMB"

    were you mentioning the three monkies of KMB…….
    one who sees all things evil,
    second who drinks all thigns evil and
    third who wants to wrap burqas on all thigns evil….:D:D

  16. fasee on April 29th, 2009 @ 5:01 pm

    @ wasiq.

    "…..for me a trip from tariq road to saddar and back….in a mini or a couch is exactly the same…"

    sir, technically, a trip in a van can maximum can be called a S&M not a complete BDSM…..although my last trip on PIA can fully qualify as BDSM for sure….the airhostess was uglier and older than tose german sicko domino thingies

  17. fasee on April 29th, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

    @ balma.

    my comprehensive answer to you sir, was deleted, so will respond when i land in karachi again, agar allah ne muhlat di, insa-allah…wiasy insha-khuda kabhi trend me nahe raha….so thats one thign that is non-jamti me doing…:D

    @ KD
    "I reckon ve Fazaullah is soon going to be gaged by gag balls or by gag dundas"

    i have never come accross a gag danda to be exact….all that is in my knowledge base is some gagcorks or lids….or is that the danda you are mentioneing is actually a improvised thingy which infact is a flogging tool technicalls.

  18. kabirdas on April 29th, 2009 @ 6:00 pm

    @ Fasee

    "the three wise men of KMB"

    Your description of the Wasiq’s three wise guys is most apt and appropriate. Full marks. LOL

  19. بستنی (wasiq) on April 29th, 2009 @ 10:42 pm

    KD is in a good /very good mood today….any particular reason….

    fasee sab I am very sorry about the ugly PIA airhostess….Iam sure you would not believe this but I have heard a lot about them but never seem one…ever….lived very close….lucky devil that’s what you call…lol

  20. kabirdas on April 30th, 2009 @ 10:18 am

    @ wasiq
    " KD is in a good /very good mood today….any particular reason…."

    He was in a very good mood indeed till he read the paper and watched TV.

  21. بستنی (wasiq) on April 30th, 2009 @ 10:43 am

    @KD sarkar…..I read a poem once "its dangerous to read the newspaper" can’t remember it now or the name of the poet….but the human psychology related to it made me do exactly the opposite….after reading this poem I began to read the newspapers more thoroughly and to my greatest amazement I found that at the end of the day….. because they negate everything they print… themselves….I am as clean as I have be wiped out….erased.
    people who usually read the headlines only often feel the way you have pointed out.

    Your description of the Wasiq’s three wise guys is most apt and appropriate. Full marks. LOL

    after reading his comments from the karachi airport…..I am not sure which one suits him more….anymore….lol

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