The Reckless Biker Kid

In Ramazan right after the Iftaar mostly all the major roads remain somewhat deserted, devoid of all the days hustle and bustle, presenting them selves as an ideal playground for new young drivers to tryout the limits of their cars pushing them to the top of their speed, racing and screeching on the roads.

This seemingly ideal road condition turned out to be not quite so ideal today when a twelve year old biker, who while zapping on the road probably lost his sense of direction and slammed with full force, a parked car here in Gulshan-e-Iqbal.  The Motorbike which is said to have belonged to his alder brother entered half way into the car tearing through the rear door. Miraculously with the force of the impact the bike tossed it’s young rider clear off and over the car leaving him alive with only miner cuts and bruises.

I have seen countless children riding bikes and driving cars at break neck speeds on the roads of this city. I fail to understand what kind of parents would be so Irresponsible to let their kids be on the roads, behind the wheals endangering other’s lives and theirs as well. I hope the law enforcement agencies take strict actions not only against such but also their parents who allow their children to break the law.

19 Comments so far

  1. بستنی (wasiq) on September 20th, 2009 @ 1:21 am

    You are so right….it is the responsibility of the parents…to check this menace…recently you may have noticed that due to massive development work by the city gov…and digging up of road ….there is no sense left among the bikers…of the right and wrong way…..if we are walking on the side or crossing the street…we have to be very cautious because they could now come from either side …a one sided road often becomes a two-way because of these bikers….and the authorities have lifted the ban on pillion riding tonight for five days…when they should have banned the joy-rides completely….

  2. Syed Johny (unregistered) on September 20th, 2009 @ 2:03 am

    Well the law does state that, if any minor is caught driving, his parents are to be punished, leave alone accident!

  3. Syed Johny (unregistered) on September 20th, 2009 @ 2:14 am

    It is rightly said that education begins at home,
    The current state of our country, is 99% due to careless parenting,
    Here in Pak people take everything cassually ! even the development of the off-springs,

    Just to give an example,
    Compare an average middle class Pakistani Child to a western counter part,
    The western Counter part most probably has access to television, at most, for an hour a day, and in that too the content allowed is the one suitable for them,

    while Pakistani Super child is most likely to have more that 3 hours of television access, which might consist of family “Quality” TV time on GEO, ARY, talk shows, and Star Plus or Sony Soap Operas,. and possibly if the kid is too lucky, a carton time.

    This is the example of a criminal negligence in Parenting, and yet it is most common in Pakistan.

    Bottom line,
    Education begins at home, if it doesn’t then their is no education at all, its just vocational training!

  4. Iqbal (unregistered) on September 21st, 2009 @ 8:46 pm

    there is no law and order in Pakistan. Im very sorry to say. Those who are elected be it MNA, local assembly politicians etc are there for a short tenure and prefer to pack their wallets rather than improve law and order by increased money toward policing. However on the flip side it is very sad that a population of over 140 million only a select few percentage pay taxes. With taxes comes public spending, so as long as the politicians and the mill owners remain corrupt and not pay the exact taxes required this type of incident will remain with one eye looking and the other turning blind.

  5. Dr S U Khan (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

    A very sensible article, I recently visited Karachi from UK after several years and was shocked to see so many youngsters driving. In my prfessional life I come across accidents on daily basis many with broken limbs and a few dying. All this is down to human error and can easily be avoided. First lesson starts from home, bsic resposibility lies with the owner of the car, bike etc who should always make sure that a minor can never be able to ride illegaly to avoid tragic deaths.

  6. balma on September 23rd, 2009 @ 12:37 am

    Syed Walker,
    Great observation.
    The kids in Karachi are watching too much junk – junk english programs on the foreign channels and dumb talk shows on the pakistani channels.

  7. fasee on September 23rd, 2009 @ 9:45 pm

    @ balma

    “Junk english channels”

    Khud sari life mazaay kiyee, ab dosron ki bari ayi tu QTV dekhnay ka daras.

    Kiya ye khula tazaad nai

  8. بستنی (wasiq) on September 24th, 2009 @ 12:24 am

    @fasee saab….sir I believe that we must not criticize the real balma jee…in this matter …he has an x-ray vision…can tell if you are wearing a thong or not under the pants……he was so right about Afreen and who was behind her blog of ramadan….she shut it down when the objectives of the cult was not met…regardless of the fact that we were having a most informative discussion about holiday on eid….and it would have been more interesting if we had a chance to share the recent experiences of during the eid and post eid ….anyways…its not just the english channels most local urdu channels are also showing junk all day long….such as the masala tv…women and girls are not learning to cook properly after watching these shows…and thus the hotel and resturant and take away business is booming in the karachi…..which appears to be the main motive behind these cooking shows….waste time and feed them junk…they are ruining the nations future….I have overheard this from regular watchers of such shows….”amma tum ko kuch nahein ata…main ney tv pey dekha hai…iss ko aisey kartey hain….”
    and then what they do to the dish is not actionable in any court of law…lol

  9. balma on September 24th, 2009 @ 12:45 am

    I hate to go off-topic fussy, but when I was a kid…PTV (or KTV) was on the air for only few hours. Baseerat say ibtidaa hotee thee or jhanDay peh khaatimah.

    I still remember the first day of nasharyaat of PTV in Karachi….most kids in my mohalla had no idea of what TV was…I felt like the smartest young boy around, since my early childhood days were spent in Europe and I could describe to them what a TV was;-)

    Anyway, in those early days of PTV, we didn’t have any foreign channels at that time….mind you, Dubai was a fishing village infested with pirates and Bombay didn’t have TV then.

    So, fussy, her cheez mae Taang aRaanay kee zaroorat nahi’n.

    Most English channels are junk and we didn’t have it when I was a child.
    Vaisay dil may tou mae abhee bhee bachah hee hou’n:-)

    Fasiq: kyaa daroori thaa kay toum aafreen or Radvi kee baat nikaaltay. bohut museebah aa jaayae gee…allahnakhwastah!
    Jaao wudu karo aur salah paRho….let’s all speak Urdu here in toatlee zabaan….janah may jagah milay gee:-)

  10. balma on September 24th, 2009 @ 12:49 am

    Oh, I heard from KabirDas on Eid….the young man is alive and misses KMB (I wonder why) and says he is in pain and can’t spend time on computer.

    We should make sure our younger generations (esp girls) eat well, drink lots of milk, and get involved in physical activity and sports..rather than wasting time in front of TV and video games.

  11. بستنی (wasiq) on September 24th, 2009 @ 4:22 am

    @balma jee…glad to know about KD….I knew something was wrong or the navy would have let me know….like a jigsaw…
    sir museebah ki fiqr uss ko hossey hai jis kay paas jahaz ho…hum toh canada bhi nahein bhaag saksay…..hum ko kya…????agar out number ho gaay toh surrender kar kay join the cult…..and go for a pilgrimage to canada first class free …..warna
    aap ko toh pata hee hai…kay idhere na taleban aney ko taiyaar hai na america….lol

  12. fasee on September 24th, 2009 @ 9:22 am

    @ balma & waisq

    Glad to know he is alive n kickin….hope to see him soon on KMB….do send my regards if u contact em


    ” Her baat mein tang mat araya karoo”

    Sir this is the only organ which I can freely use to poke everyone without fear of retribution na…..:):)

    ” Oldy goldy times”

    Sir jee, ab rehnay bi dijiyee…ye stories, mana ke hum itnay puranay nai, per itnay nai bi nai…..I was the only kid in me mohalla who had a telephone for such a long period…first VCR in mohalla…rememebr running upstairs to correct antena to capture some seminude (sleevless) hags…when the damn crow tilted the antena.

    But even then, when data transfers were on ugly fat floppy disks….there was such explict material available…I was in sauida, and americans even then were distributing such material to us kids… was the time when puting a dish on roof was a legal crime…having long hair will make police stop and shave ur heads….even then we bootleged such stuff in teenage…..guess we were revolutionaries, fighting againt the cultural opression and censorship…hehe

    Even in pakistan…in ur gud old PTCV days….nite clubs and cabrets with foriegn seminude dancers were comon in karachi, sadder….sharab was legal and affordable, unlike know, restricted to a elite class only.

    Adeebs used to talk bout sex, fantasies to shag the neighbours, wituot fear of the jamat-e-harami knocking at there doors…

    So sir jee, the 70s and 80s was not such a doodh see dhula maashara…aab hum see kiya parda…..:):):)

  13. geniebhoi on September 24th, 2009 @ 2:48 pm

    I have seen much younger kids, 9 or 10 years old whose feet are short of touching the ground by 8 inches to a foot, riding motorbikes. As far as parents being involved, they do know what their kids are up to; infact they encourage them.
    Once I saw a barely 10 year old, riding a bike with a five year old sister and a brother of a similar age, both in school uniforms, holding schoolbags, on the backseat, holding on to the driver, early in the morning. Surely, the parents must have sent off the kids to school knowing well how they are commuting. The traffic police does not bother stopping them…. Even the bike snatchers don’t steal their bikes. There is not a single deterrent that will discourage these preteens from taking their joy rides!!!!

  14. بستنی (wasiq) on September 25th, 2009 @ 4:51 am

    @fasee saab….ajee hazrat aap toh kuch jazbati ho gaay …aap apna perdah….drop kiya….balma jee ki toh aadaat hai…aasey hee mashwarey deytey hain…anyways…yeah toh bahut common story hai….humarey paas bhi kuch cheezein toh waqt sey bahut pehley aaein aur kuch bahut der se…magar mazey bahut kiay hain iss lian shikwa koi nahein…no regrets at all…..
    btw, mein ney roof pey time waste karna chordh diya hai….aur perdosan ney sleeveless aur job….maybe balma jee kay kehney per….do you think this balance is ok…I don’t think either of us has been approached by the cult to move to canada…yet…Iam always ready…if its first class free….lol

  15. fasee on September 25th, 2009 @ 4:23 pm

    @ wasiq

    Saien jee, hammam me jo dress code hota hai, us hisaab se perdah drop kerna tu kisi zamray me hi nai ata….siyanay kehtay hain hijaab tu insan ki ankh me hota hai..;)

    “Padosan droping sleevless”

    Sir don’t push your luck so hard…she won’t be droping anything else soon….so stop drooling or work harder…:P

    ” Mazay buhat kiyee”

    Muj se hakeem sab ka number le lijiye ga, life me kisi mor pe kaam per jai…….u know…*.wink wink*

  16. بستنی (wasiq) on September 26th, 2009 @ 5:10 pm

    @fasee saab…na maloom aap kis hijaab ki baat kar rahey hain aur yeah kaise ankh hai…cult waloun kay hijaab ko dekhney ko toh ankh taiyaar hee nahein hoti…main toh sirf legs dekhta houn…honestly!lol

    don’t push your luck so hard

    sir iam not the one that’s pushing the luck here…I see a foreign hand….and I believe that it is a bilateral issue…which if ever resolved will be on bilateral basis…we will not tolerate any foreign intervention by any super power or international body….. perdosan’s job and occasional wearing of the sleeveless was CBM’s as part of the back channel diplomacy ….so unless the giving up of these CBM’s is a direct retaliation of my giving up of stalking…this could be a move towards talebanization…for which I’ll have to alert the pentagon and the homeland security…. I hope I am not already too late…lol

  17. fasee on September 26th, 2009 @ 11:11 pm

    @ wasiq

    ” Mein legs ke ilawa kuch nai dekhta”

    Kiyoon….aap ghoornay ko, dekhna shumar nai kertay kiya…:)

    ” CBMs”

    Sir, my limited vocublary has two CBMs…confidence building measures…which I m sure u won’t need…second is, conventional balastic missles……..aaaahhh, fasee feeling nostalgic again….kiya zamana tha kabhi…..these missles n bombs where kept well guarded under the missile silo’s……not like the open flashy display of such weaponary by both arch enemies…….hamara zamana, diplomacy, backdoor chanles, political manuvering aur cloak and dagger operations ka thaa….aaj kaal ke londay londiyaan brinkmanship per belive kertay hain…..nothing but a full throtle head on collision, wud satsify them

  18. بستنی (wasiq) on September 28th, 2009 @ 7:25 am

    Kiyoon….aap ghoornay ko, dekhna shumar nai kertay kiya…:)

    @fasee saab….sir garoor kabhi nahein kiya….but you can confirm it from the head turner’s association of jamshedtown….they have chapters all over the world and and a separate register(log) for me…..I remember few years back….all the neighborhood branches of nationalised banks refused to receive the utility bills from me….in order to push me to the main tariq road branch….to stand in queue….3-6 pm…..while all the top models and aspiring actress of karachi,lahore and mandi bahauddin…(lol) used to passby….trying their luck…..recently the has put up a sign warning about the camera at that very site….but I am so sure….the whole process used to be filmed in those days (years back) as well….

    sir I don’t believe in the use of conventional neither iam as desperate as the young….years back i turned into a Fabius Maximus cunctator and a skulker…..when the Bitch told me…”you are so sharp you’ll cut yourself…!”

  19. fasee on September 29th, 2009 @ 7:03 pm

    @ wasiq

    “Kabi garoor nai kiya”

    Same here…hum ne bi kabi nai kiya….but the reason for being so humble was totally diffrent…;);)

    ” U r soo sharp u’ll cut ur self ”

    While I followed the motto, if u can’t cut it open…smash it open….can can me a gorrilla for using sheer brute force where little tactfulness wud have less efforts and better results.

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