Protest Rally & Demonstration

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It is to inform you that the leadership of Shiya Ullema Council, Jafferia Alliance and ISO have announced that they will take out a protest rally today at 1600 hrs from Karachi Press Club to Chief Minister House to protest against the bomb blasts during Ashoora and Chehlum at Karachi.

Disruption of traffic is expected on Dr. Zia Uddin Ahmed Road, Club Road and near PIDC house between 1600 to 1800 hrs. Everyone are advised to avoid the above mentioned areas during the stated timing.

44 Comments so far

  1. بستنی (wasiq) on February 9th, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

    This disruption for just 2 hrs is nothing as compared to what is in store for people who use this route and the adjoining lanes and main roads…because to the best of my kknowledge and belief the work on signal free corridor 4 from jinnah bridge to jinnah airport has already began….ha ha ha..

    http://express.com.pk/images/NP_KHI/20091116/Sub_Images/1100770525-1.jpg


  2. Master Yoda (unregistered) on February 9th, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

    thanks mate,

    i would take the detour…and wasiq is right…ik umer guzri hai trafic ke samnder ki maujon say nabard-e-azmaa hotay….

    w’eel see how it will fare when i come out at 5.

    by personal best is , when i came out at 5 from office…and came to my home at 12:45 at night……guess i havent beaten that till now…..coz much late then that wud be only when (allah) na khuawasta i wont come back at all.


  3. d0ct0r on February 9th, 2010 @ 9:11 pm

    What a mess.. Those road are completely grid locked at the moment becuase of that protest. Managed to avoid that route altogether as i had read your post. Thank You!


  4. d0ct0r on February 9th, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

    Like i earlier suggested,no protest,procession or rally(both relegious/political) should be allowed on major thoroughfare during working days.
    Sunday should be free for all,allot one road to each party so that they could protest as much as they like. If they can’t digest that and still want to protest on a working day then alot them timmings after peak rush hours till dawn, which should be strictly enforced.


  5. balma on February 9th, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

    All julooses should be banned in Karachi. What kind of budtameezi is this that Budnazir aa rahee hai’n , tou do lakh awam havai-aDay (airport for fucking burgers) pohunch gaye, Imran aa rahaa hae to bees hazaar loge havaiaday say juloos nikaal kar chal diyae.
    Too many fucking people in Pakistan, no education, no job, nothing better to do for them. But to maintain sanity for balma, stop this jalsaa-juloos nonsense. I am with jali doctor on this.


  6. balma on February 9th, 2010 @ 10:16 pm

    and, not even on Sunday…saalay dimagh kharaab hae teraa?


  7. kabirdas on February 9th, 2010 @ 10:44 pm

    @ Balma

    Khuda-ra jalsay jaloos band na kariay ga.

    Ik hangamay pay moqoof hay maray ghar ki roonaq


  8. Master Yoda (unregistered) on February 9th, 2010 @ 10:46 pm

    to add to this….see the khibasat, BY DESIGN in choosing the perfect time for such protests.

    form 4:00 to 6:00 which i sby any comon sense, is the peek hours on which all the city is either oggin back home or moving to business areas for shopping.

    so by DESIGN they wanted not to protest but to disturb the whole city for thee own sick minds satisfaction.

    is there any writ of govt there to stop any such sick psychos form victimising the whol ecity


  9. MR Lakhani (unregistered) on February 10th, 2010 @ 12:59 am

    Are victims of terror attacks “sick psychos”? Are the families of the martyrs sick minded? Or are the terrorists sick minded who have made lives in the land of pure a living hell! Or the security and intelligence agencies should be blamed for not fulfilling their jobs resulting in 5 bombs blasts in a span of 40 days? At a point when I agree that not everyone should be allowed to hit the roads and block traffic, but there should be demarcation between various kinds of rallies or protests! Victims of terror attacks who have been made false promises of free treatment, compensation and yet recieved none yet have no resort but to come on the streets and demand for their rights. Unfortunately, a few of the ignorant lot who have posted their comments don’t seem to know all this as they are busy in their artificial bubble they have created for themselves.
    As for the traffic mess this or such rallies create is wholly and solely the responsibility of our dear old traffic police who could’ve devised a better plan to accommodate such events.
    To all the ignorant lot following this blog, the above protest rally is just an exercise of their democratic right! And I’m more than sure that had our government cared more about the victims or the families of the martyrs, these protesters wouldn’t have taken the streets!


  10. Kaami (unregistered) on February 10th, 2010 @ 1:31 am

    @DOCTOR

    This is a momentous moment, for once I am in full agreement with you.

    Yes, If somebody wants to take out a rally or a jaloos then its their right but, Sunday / Holiday is the day for you.

    If you have to do it on a working day, then you have to make sure that you just picket on the sides and get your message across. If you disrupt or block traffic then you are liable.Ironically, causing disruption is exactly the agenda of religious terrorists, protesting against their actions by causing even more disruption is essentially playing their hand, putting people at risk and dangerously stretching already stressed out security resources.

    Lastly, we should all stand upto the un-declared war between Saudia and Iran that, has been fought on our land exploiting our people fanned by Moulvi’s who take their queues and money from these two countries. When I was a kid my parents 9who are sunni) had no problem taking us to see the Ashora Jaloos from the balcony of my uncles house in old Karachi. I still remember the drum beats and Tazia’s. it was an experience.


  11. Kaami (unregistered) on February 10th, 2010 @ 1:36 am

    MR. LAKHANI

    When the terrorists struck down the TWIN Towers on 9/11. The American did not shoot at their foot. They took a united stand and did what they though was right (debatable). They made sure that do not provide further opportunities to the lunatics filling up their streets with protests.


  12. Kaami (unregistered) on February 10th, 2010 @ 1:40 am

    Ooops

    Correction:

    They made sure that do not provide further opportunities to the lunatics by filling up their streets with protests


  13. بستنی (wasiq) on February 10th, 2010 @ 3:17 am

    @kaami jee….irrelevant example.and totally unsupported claim….as far as can remember….9/11 was an aerial attack had nothing to do with protests,streets and lunatics….
    and yes they did shoot at their feets….by creating a homeland security….whose job seems to be to make sure any such incident is hushed up immediately until they find somebody to blame for and the politicians don’t send the marines on a wild goose chase to an far flung barren land such as afghanistan,libya,Honduras or Mongolia..they have not been able to stop or prevent anything yet….and the american don’t feel safe anymore anywhere….so what are you implying…?

    @balma jee….sir with all due respect …you miss her too….its ok she was one of a kind…..God bless you.

    @KD sarkar…..sir Iam totally with you on this….recently after the death of our head of the family some of the in laws choose to protest his death during the grief and mourning period….leading to severe restrictions ,exiles and heightened security….which left me with all the time in the world and nothing better to do than to be here on the net all the time….lol


  14. Kaami (unregistered) on February 10th, 2010 @ 6:11 am

    WASIQ

    I wrote “debatable” with in brackets. What I was implying was that the public (not the Bush Admininistration) did not indulge in any form of disruption, that would have made the situation worse.

    As for sending troops to Afghanistan – I fully support that but what traspired later ( thanks to Cheney and Rumsfield) i.e. abondoning station in Afghanistan (after a resounding victory) and rushing to wage an illegal war in Iraq to fullfil a Neocon prophecy landed them in this mess.

    Then again this is a long debate and off topic.


  15. Master Yoda (unregistered) on February 10th, 2010 @ 8:39 am

    looks like secterian violencestarted before i camne…wait for me guys…lemme reach office first


  16. بستنی (wasiq) on February 10th, 2010 @ 11:48 am

    @master yoda saab…sir kabhi aap office sey wapasi kay lian worried kabhi aap office reach karney ka wastey worried…yeah bhi koi zindagi hai…sharmindagi hee sharmindagi hai…!


  17. بستنی (wasiq) on February 10th, 2010 @ 11:59 am

    @kaami jee….sir with all due respect….I admit that the scared to death americans did not took to the streets for the protest soon after the 9/11 because…their president came out and took the responsibility and threatened the friendly countries and coerced them into becoming an ally against the alleged conspirators…..the justice seems to be done immediately….whereas here….I believe they took to the streets because nobody cares….the majority is blaming them….and they feel like they are on their own now….


  18. kabirdas on February 10th, 2010 @ 1:21 pm

    @ Kaami and Wasq

    Indeed it is their democratic right to protest and demonstrate but then others specially motorists who pay taxes for the construction and maintenance of these roads have even more right to use these roads. Mullah should be accomodated without causing such inconvenience to others. For this they should be allocated part of the road only or better still a time suitable for both the parties say between Isha and Fajar prayers killing many birds with one stone :-)


  19. kabirdas on February 10th, 2010 @ 1:56 pm

    @ Wasiq
    I admit that the scared to death americans did not took to the streets for the protest soon after the 9/11 because…

    I was there in Salt Lake City when it happened. I was on my way to the airport to travel back to Pakistan which I couldn’t since all planes got grounded.

    The reason they did not demonstrate, protest, gherao or jilao mainly because they are civilized people and partly because they were too stunned to know what hit them.

    Few days later some miscreants try to burn a Pakistani restaurant called ‘Curry in Hurry’. Next day locals apologized for this incident and placed flowers in front of the restaurant.

    A weak or so later there was a threat to people praying on Frday in the local Islamic Centre. A large number of locals gathered round the Islamic centre to protect it and its congregation from any harm.

    In the next few weaks when I was stuck there my some American friends called me from other cities to find out if I was doing alright. My neighbours in the building where I lived became extra nice and polite to me in the aftermath of this incident. I also noticed the same kind of extra politeness towards me among people on the street and shopping mall.

    I take my hat off to their values.


  20. بستنی (wasiq) on February 10th, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

    @KD sarkar……with all due respect sir….Iam very glad to hear that you were treated well while being stranded there….please forgive me but isn’t that a similar scenario when sheriff or DA tells someone you can’t leave town/state…..;-p …Btw have you heard or read how our very dear MR Musharraf..claims he was treated at exactly the same time by the leader of this great nation
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwh8H1huyx8

    this great and civilized nation by the way has not yet apologized for this act in fact they support the use of force anywhere they are still too scared to ask what’s going on as long as something is going on…..

    now coming back to the protests here….I am glad that we all agree to some extent that protest is their right and “they should be allowed “,

    Sunday should be free for all,
    Yes, If somebody wants to take out a rally or a jaloos then its their right
    Indeed it is their democratic right to protest and demonstrate
    For this they should be allocated part of the road only or better still a time suitable
    have no resort but to come on the streets and demand for their rights

    Mr lakhani pointed out two very important points that sounds very reasonable…
    1.traffic disturbance is not because of the protests…its because of traffic police or should we say “the terrific police”
    2.if the government or the nation had been a little more sympathetic…they would have had no reason to protest at all…so they are protesting to the one who can stop their protest either way…DO WE HAVE THAT “ONE” MISSING IN OUR MIDST….WHY ?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-23kmhc3P8U


  21. Master Yoda (unregistered) on February 11th, 2010 @ 8:00 am

    @ wasiq / kd /balma / lakhani

    sitting besides you such champions of democracy, who dont raise an eye brow even when eating teh sour fruits of democracy….master yoda dont feel ashamed ( do i ever ) in saying that he hates democracy…bcoz he thinks its nott eh right time for democracy in this jahil qoum

    we are not civilised or educated yet to know whats good for us…we vote for same stinky peoplea gina an agin…..giving a right to choose to monkeys wud select only gorillas or more monkeys…nothing esle.

    as for the right to speak…well when we all as a nation are rottig inside out..its better to keep the sludge inside…when it comes out, it just spread more crap everywhere…kcuh acha kerna ya kehna ko tu hota nahee..so its better we choke the voice of this nation.

    hum ko kaam kerna hai….enough time wasted on this freedom of speech and roads blocking….khud tu nikhato koi kaam kerta nai jo ker rahay hian un ko bhi disturb kerna


  22. Kaami (unregistered) on February 11th, 2010 @ 9:43 am

    Heil To Master Yoda

    I agree, The mess we find ourselves now is not due to lack of freedom but due to mis-handling of freedom.

    The so called progressive’s due to their movement mongerring ultimately achieved what the radicals couldn’t despite their best efforts.

    In the recent history of Iran, I believe it was the Tude Party that was spearheading movement against Shah ( after the system was opened up due to US pressure) However, they choose to ally themselves with the Mullah’s. When Khomeini returned, he went back on all the arrangements, grabbed power and sentenced 30,000 Tude Party prisoners to death including 16 year old girls.

    If mullahs’s ever get power in this country guess who would be their first target?


  23. Kaami (unregistered) on February 11th, 2010 @ 9:45 am

    Heil To Master Yoda

    I agree, The mess we find ourselves now is not due to lack of freedom but due to mis-handling of freedom.

    The so called progressive’s due to their movement mongerring ultimately achieved what the radicals couldn’t despite their best efforts.

    In the recent history of Iran, I believe it was the Tude Party that was spearheading movement against Shah ( after the system was opened up ironically due to US pressure). However, they choose to ally themselves with the Mullah’s. When Khomeini returned, he went back on all the arrangements, grabbed power and sentenced 30,000 Tude Party prisoners to death including 16 year old girls.

    If mullahs’s ever get power in this country guess who would be their first target?


  24. kabirdas on February 11th, 2010 @ 1:38 pm

    @ Wasiq
    With equally due respect I submit that my praise was more for the American people than the foreign policy of their governament. You may not agree with me but the way I look at it these are two different things. By the way there is a fairly large number of Americans who don’t agree with the foreign policy of their goverament. The goverament, any governament for that matter, has to guard the national interest of their country.

    The warning served by Bush, either you are with us or against us, was a fair warning. I would have done the same if I was in his shoes and so would you have. Bear in mind the old adage the friend of my enemy is my enemy.

    All this doesn’t mean I whole heartedly support American policy. However, I would be grateful to them if they could transform us from Bandar kay puttar say Banday kay puttar which Natural Selection somehow failed to do over eons.


  25. kabirdas on February 11th, 2010 @ 1:44 pm

    @ Kaami

    Despite my aversion for Mullahs I have the feeling that Mullahs are not doing badly in Iran.

    If mullahs’s ever get power in this country guess who would be their first target?

    Who???? Surely you are not pointing finger towards KD :-)


  26. kabirdas on February 11th, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

    @ Master Yoda

    Sir, you remind of a person who entered a swimming pool to learn swimming. He started drowning. He immediately got ou of the the swimming pool saying he is never going to enter a swimmng pool again till he has learned swimming.


  27. بستنی (wasiq) on February 11th, 2010 @ 2:46 pm

    @KD sarkar….first of all I don’t think of myself as worthy of any respect from you sir all I want is your love and affection….I totally agree with this fact that most of the americans do not agree with the govermento policy but if martin luther was living …would have been shot maybe that’s why nobody in america stand up and say “yo you are doing wrong..” and that’s what’s clearly wrong because it does not reflect the claimed democracy….they have super bowl every year and super owl after four years and a lot of wrongs that the people don’t like are usually forgotten or hushed up ….

    The warning served by Bush,

    sir the warning issued by Mr Bush jr was much less severe than what his father invented “A NEW WORLD ORDER” …I liked it very much because it helped bring out most of the world from a post cold-war depression…..when I heard Mr Bush jr saying these words I praiseth the Lord that we are still free to choose….

    I would have done the same if I was in his shoes and so would you have.
    I am so glad that I was not in his shoes or the one that was aimed at his head….because the kind of person I am I always say :”ah ha I knew it..you are with the enemy…”

    All this doesn’t mean I whole heartedly support American policy

    Honestly I wish I could say that….too. ;-p

    lol


  28. بستنی (wasiq) on February 11th, 2010 @ 3:07 pm

    @Kaami jee….sir tudeh party waloun ki ayatollah saab kay friends and sponsors sey purani doshmani (anglo-iranian oil) thi….wasey bhi banda france sey araha thaa…uss kay aney sey pheley nikalna chahiyeah tha…keun am I right…?


  29. بستنی (wasiq) on February 11th, 2010 @ 3:38 pm

    @master yoda saab…..sir the democracy is an amazing thing….when you walk into a store you want to have a choice of everything….for example you want as many kinds of of soda (not blackwater) available to you and I believe you will never be satisfied unless you see the two main brands of soda side by side…do you ?
    now have you ever thought….that if it is democratic for you is it also democratic for the soda’s to be their for you….because they don’t have a choice of choosing you….they don’t have a choice to be only one brand at a time till the stock lasts….they don’t have a choice of different color,different price, different taste,a different size and shape of the can…a choice of chilled and unchilled ……sometimes they don’t even have the freedom of having a diferent vending machine or fridge let alone the freedom of having the vending machines seperated at extreme corners of the store or having an ice cream freezer in between…..what a shame…? and here you want us to believe that you have tasted democracy enough and its a rotten to the core….well I believe what you have tasted so far was sour grapes….

    http://www.elmo.ch/private/Stories-from-a-great-country/sue-me-if-you-can/vending-machines.jpg

    wake up or KD will never share the “champagne of democracy” with you…

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MB4njVIxfXg/SKnFdSIB65I/AAAAAAAAAJ4/3OKWwiudMgA/s1600-h/DSC01542.JPG


  30. kabirdas on February 11th, 2010 @ 5:20 pm

    @ Wasiq
    wake up or KD will never share the “champagne of democracy” with you…

    Let him sleep for a while. Hanooz Dlli door ast. Right now KD has only flat beer of democracy to offer.


  31. kabirdas on February 11th, 2010 @ 5:33 pm

    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

    (Winston Churchill)


  32. Kaami (unregistered) on February 11th, 2010 @ 9:08 pm

    @KD

    Iranian Mullahs running the govt can bank on enormous oil wealth to cover up for their failings. However, what Iran is today is gross under achievement because not only did they have oil wealth but, unlike the Arabs, they had an educated and hard working populace plus unlike Pakistan they had national cohesion as a result of five thousand years of Empirical history. Instead of leveraging all this to develop the country, they have set themselves on a collision course. Also, they would achieve nothing with their nuclear programme. Like Pakistan it would be a drain on precious human and financial resources. In the end, even if they get the bomb, they will be spending even more to hide it. Sensible countries like Malaysia, Turkey etc will be way ahead of them in every respect.


  33. Kaami (unregistered) on February 11th, 2010 @ 9:11 pm

    KD

    Nobody is against democracy. I am just against impatience and destabilization. Democracy depends on the growth of middle classes and destabilization weakens the middle class and favours vested interests.


  34. kabirdas on February 11th, 2010 @ 10:01 pm

    @ Kaami

    Agree with you on both counts and I mean it.


  35. Master Yoda (unregistered) on February 11th, 2010 @ 10:07 pm

    @wasiq/KD/balma/kami

    Sory am merging all, as on blackberry, am so tired not to get my laptop outa my phatpahtti…had a rough busy day today.

    So..I wud repeat..I hate democracy, it might be of some use where educated masses r there..but if majority is jahil, tohamperust,biased and idiotic, n kund zehan..without imagination…its like giving razor to a monkey, who’ll slit his throat, or any other pointy organ of his..makin him impotent….or damage his neghibours like we do..saray hamsaye pareshan hen hum say…

    As for variety..wasiq sab…what if I have a choice between, chillied or un chiled shit, family econo pack crap or ticky pack crap…crap with mint or crap with rasberry….tin packed crap or vacum packed crap…..no matter how much variety is on offer at the racks…..it wud depend on two thing only.

    1) No matter what choice I make…I will end up with crap of some kind in my hands

    2) Do I or don’t I need to make me force myself in liking this crap.

    Master yoda, wud never like this crap…no matter if its deep fried or flame grilled….jalepeno or peri peri…not even with gigner gralic sauce….I won’t budge sir….ur gang of democracy loving faternity..or any sorority wud convice me otherwise…

    Now yoda tired..me going hibernating..

    Kal niya din..battle will continue from the point I left it yesterday…:)


  36. Kaami (unregistered) on February 12th, 2010 @ 2:41 am

    Yoda,

    I understand where you are coming from and in a way you are right, but here is my take:

    Democracy flourishes in a society which values entrepreneurship and hard work. Essentially, a society which thrives on trade, commerce and skills of its craftsmen / professionals. A feudal society is a NO NO for democracy, its basically against the nature of feudalism to be democratic and its in its vested interest that status quo is maintained.

    So either we get rid of our feudals via violent revolution (not gonna happen in this land) or through land reforms ( again, not gonna happen in this land). The other option that idealist don’t understand and the right wing radicals don’t want is, “Work under a strong leadership, give up on violent pursuits, build your economy, value merit and within the span of 10 years the middle / entrepreneur class would be strong enough to effect a change”. But working hard for 10 years without wasting time in useless ideological pursuits seems an uphill task for this nation. So, we oblige the vested interests by duly shooting ourselves in the foot and turning back the clock.


  37. بستنی (wasiq) on February 12th, 2010 @ 3:15 am

    1) No matter what choice I make…I will end up with crap of some kind in my hands

    very true….but why..?


  38. Master Yoda (unregistered) on February 12th, 2010 @ 9:29 pm

    @ wasiq

    Manfucturing faults set aside…my fault for not reading the ingrideients…no refund policy either…and I heard the crap has passed its prime, due to crossing, best before date.


  39. Master Yoda (unregistered) on February 12th, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

    @ kami.

    Sir your solution in the hypothesis has many critical self contradictary flaws….so this plane won’t fly.

    Strong leadership just can’t evolve in the system we have put, where majority is duffer n hypocratic tohamparast..who wud choose people which they can relate to, reuslting in ledears such as we have now….who wud follow AWAM ki awaz, and put hair brained ideas into motion….stupid ideas n plans wud definatly be a HIT with jahil awam….yellow cab hu ya green tractor ya brown cow dung…sab hit hai….

    Revulution…..what did revolution brought to the nations….french revulution brought chaos where the leaders literally cut each other up after the were thru wid the royals….and who got the cake and ate it…nepolean…??


  40. Kaami (unregistered) on February 13th, 2010 @ 12:26 am

    Yoda

    I agree revolution slove’s nothing and creates even more misery.

    “Strong leadership focussed on national development”. Not long ago we had something similar, but somehow, it did not satisfy our high moral standards, our pangent for (prior non-existent) civil liberties plus our contractual obligations to various Islamic causes. Instead we had to bring back known thieves and incompetent corrupt to run our affairs.

    So in a sense you are right.


  41. بستنی (wasiq) on February 13th, 2010 @ 12:51 am

    @master yoda saab…..sir my problem is that I am a loyalist….of the worst kind…and I have been raised by people who never tasted the democracy…..yet I grew up with people like yourself who were never sure about democracy…so indirectly I often gets to hear from their elders one of the most important articles of the unwritten british constitution which is…:”kya iss kay baghair tumhara guzara nahein….?”

    tell me honestly …have you ever asked yourself this before entering the store…?


  42. Master Yoda (unregistered) on February 13th, 2010 @ 12:11 pm

    blocked..??


  43. San'nata (unregistered) on February 13th, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

    blocked..?.?


  44. Jhak'ki (unregistered) on February 13th, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

    @ wasiq.

    “tell me honestly …”

    sir…most of us…know what crap we are buying….still we spend hours and hours deciding bewteen a chilled mint flavour crap or a chocolate flavoured sugar free crap.

    yoda on hte other hand….dont even bother to go into the store…and never bother looking at the crap at offer.

    yoda wud even love to see the store collaspe so yoda can have a larger space to park his phatphati on



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