Source : Jay’s Toons
For many years now, even before few people were even admitting we have a “Taliban-Jehadi” mindset issue I was one of those lone souls over internet voicing my concern on the growing TALIBAN-Jehadi mindset. When I often use the word Jehadi mindset people misquote it as targeted towards only some conservative Mullahz or Militant organizations
This is not the case. Words like “jehad” and “talib” have a +ve literal meaning but it’s unfortunate that one has no other way but to use the same words to point out a particular mindset in society which is hell bent upon eliminating every opposing view point. I have been at the forefront at KMB on criticizing militancy be it any party or group but my TARGET is not just groups but a MINDSET. This mindset is related to the idea of rejection of “difference of opinion”. After PNS Mehran attack PAKISTAN agencies, the historical GOD FATHERS of terrorism in PAK and especially the formation of MILITANT groups for their vested interests have first time taken the brunt of “taste of their own medicine” at a BIG level. It’s sad that they had to reach this low to understand what a snake they have fed for decades and if they don’t stop harboring militantly for one pretext or other i.e “Strategic Depth” or “Good Taliban – Bad Taliban theory” PAKISTAN will continue to go down the hill. However, for now, this Frankenstein Monster has penetrated so much deep in our society that every TOM DICK and HARRY has become a judge of everyone’s faith. And to convince society on a particular “opinion” different methods are being applied, one such you can see in this video. How come the local police doesn’t know whats being thrown out of these loudspeakers? If terrorism has to be rooted out, the main question is not the guy who is spreading hate speech but the “lack of action” by the LAW. What is that “mindset” which has made our society “happily” and “conveniently” agree to let such speeches vomited? That mindset is the Question.
People from all sections of society have condemned the brutal killing of Sarfaraz Shah by Rangers in Karachi. Meanwhile Pakistan Army has removed Director General (DG) Rangers Major General Ejaz Chaudhry while federal government has removed Inspector General Police, Sindh (IGP) Fayyaz Leghari Tuesday, on the directive of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC). more
Pasban members expressed their rage against the extra judicial killing of Sarfaraz Shah and held a mock execution by hanging an effigy of a Ranger officer. (source : www.demotix.com)
As appeared in Daily Jang today
Like every year, Cricket World Cup comes with a lot of frenzy and pizzazz. For Pakistanis specifically, cricket is by and large the most favorite sport of all ages; in short we are a bunch of diehard cricket fans and even much more so since the victory in 1992.
When something sells, everyone flocks to be associated with it and of course, the brands will not stay behind. For some years now, during the Cricket World Cup time, we get campaigns specifically to encash the affiliation and inflame patriotism for the country. There are brands, which directly relate themselves to the Pakistani team, while others simply joyride on the frenzy that ensues.
The first one to pop the bubble this year was Coke, who have been quite aggressive with their Cricket frenzy in Pakistani spirit for some time. Pepsi of course, would not be left behind and came up with a recent ad, which shows the Pakistani team having some fun in the airport.
Oh wait, doesn’t this look familiar? I trawled around the web just to search what was up and here’s what I found:
Disclaimer: Considering this story in mind, please dont bug me if the people behind this ad. are not reliable. Its shared here purely in the context of photoblog and the way innovative minds advertise their services in Karachi, a city well known as Business hub in Pakistan.
Unconfirmed reports suggest some unknown assailants torched Faisal Raza Abidi’s son (PPP Karachi) along with a guard near Al Asif Square a while ago. The condition of both the men is said to be critical. More soon . . .
UPDATE 6:46: It is not Faisal’s son, it is guard’s son. Source [KMB commentator]
A blast was heard near PIDC a while ago. Friends from nearby localities have said they heard a very huge blast. Geo reports “A powerful blast in CID building near PIDC has rocked the buildings in the surrounding area. The powerful blast brought down the whole building of Central Investigation Department (CID) located in the most sensitive area in the central area of the metropolis. A powerful shock wave released by the blast also shattered windowpanes of a number of surrounding buildings”