Pizza Hut Gulshan burned?

I just got word that a mob just burned Gulshan Pizza Hut. Any news? Have also hearf that many cars and shops have been burned and damaged.

40 Comments so far

  1. Tee (unregistered) on July 15th, 2006 @ 6:52 pm

    yes…Pizza Hut burnt down and the cars near Nirala sweets were pelted with stones….situation aint good here


  2. TEE BEE (unregistered) on July 15th, 2006 @ 7:52 pm

    yes…situation is bad across the city specially in the northern part near gulshan/ hasan square area…Pizza Hut Gulshan branch has been burnt down and couple of banks as well in the same vicinity…there is tension again all over…alot of uncertainty……
    PLEASE PLEASE WHEN WE WILL REALIZE THAT BURNING PLACES/THINGS IS NOT THE SOLUTION TO ANY PROBLEM……FOR GOD SAKE DONT DO IT….CALM DOWN PEOPLE….


  3. Kashif (unregistered) on July 15th, 2006 @ 8:09 pm

    thats really bad, previously i thought it was kfc but now it seems thats not the case


  4. IllusionFS (unregistered) on July 15th, 2006 @ 8:20 pm

    Pizza Hut University Road Branch Burned down. Faysal bank and all adjacent buildings are safe.

    There were some people inside the restaurant, and I am not sure what happened to them. A lot of cars were on fire in the nearby area.


  5. Kashif (unregistered) on July 15th, 2006 @ 8:45 pm

    anybody got any pics?


  6. IllusionFS (unregistered) on July 15th, 2006 @ 9:09 pm

    I missed the great oppurtunity and I regret not taking the camera.


  7. Striker (unregistered) on July 15th, 2006 @ 11:32 pm

    WTF


  8. Ahmed (unregistered) on July 15th, 2006 @ 11:48 pm

    All this burning thing is happening way too often whenever we have a situation we have this mob who come out of nowhere and start torching places. There should be strict laws if someone is caught they should be given a sentence of atleast 10 years i am sure the police security forces were around there should be a law why these mobs are not arrested, I am confident that once one of these mobsters serves a sentence others will learn too we need strict laws. Fox news called these mobsters the “pakistani youth”


  9. Jamash (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 12:02 am

    It’s around 12 am N I can still smell the smoldering rubber here in Gulshan -e- Iqbal.
    Karachi is burning, Tomorrow is a new day but who knows if these terrorists are not stopped they will burn some more of our city.


  10. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 12:37 am

    Maybe they didn’t like the taste of pizza and burnt in reaction? *grin*


  11. Hasan (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 2:09 am

    It is a bad bad situation for Karachittes …

    first i got stuck at Gulshan Chowrangi after Asr prayers … and had to go all the way to Millinium Mall (yeah no kidding) and then to Hasan Square to reach my area i.e. 13 D Gulshan.

    Today I was at Hasan Square and saw the violence with my eyes … the phone shop at Hasan Square just next to Habib Bank completely destroyed … a motorcycyle and a car burning at main Hasan Square signal … smoke u can see from Gulshan Town office (Old sabzi mandi) and from Pizza Hut … it all happened in mere 30 minutes.


  12. Mariam (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 3:33 am

    Ahmed is right, we need stern laws. If people’s property is so vulnerable then who wants do business in Karachi? Why politicians aren’t calling to masses for restrain? But I guess Karachiites still don’t know what is best for them and why we are behind in the world.


  13. SWA (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 4:32 am

    We peaceful people need to come forward now and say a big FU*K YOU to all the religious groups that try to spoil our lives by acts of violence. How long are we going to tolerate disruption of our lives at the hands of illiterate extremists???


  14. Cy (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 4:38 am

    SWA: as long as we tolerate political leaders who are willing to jump into bed with the beards.


  15. Concerned (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 5:15 am

    These Moulvis cant control their own ppl and they want to run the country.

    Everyday you hear about a no confidence move by them against the present government. I urge everyone to start a no confidence move against them. Write in the local papers about them contact every news agency.

    Just say no to the MMA. tell them we dont like them and we dont want them in khi, they can do whatever they want in Peshawer.

    The least you can do is get on the internet and write a letter to the editor of Dawn. Do it now. This is our city and we have a duty to it, to clean it up, to help it prosper.


  16. Concerned (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 5:16 am

    Also write to the President through his website or send it to Islamabad. He or his ppl read these mails. it might help.


  17. UnHolySaint (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 5:18 am

    Bloody jews!…. ? Anybody?


  18. Saadie (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 9:37 am

    it has almost become a ritual :(, how can one educate such masses?


  19. alybaba (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 10:52 am

    What the hell does a Pizza Hut have to do with anything? Not only were they violent, but their choice of targets is very illogical. As if Pizza Hut is responsible for anything other than overpriced food, and providing jobs to youth.


  20. Adnan (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 11:01 am


    Also write to the President through his website or send it to Islamabad. He or his ppl read these mails.

    they don’t.the moderator forwards only those messages which he/she/it wants.

    BTW,do you think the president is not aware of it?
    I agree with another commentor that our laws must be strong enough tht such elements dont dare to come out on roads.Can someone do something similar in other part of world?Offcourse not.


  21. What the f (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 11:28 am

    I agree that stern laws are required but how do we help besides commenting on metblogs?

    How long would it take for us to ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING!

    Proposing strict laws would not get the laws implemented, some hard-core action is needed to show the people that somebody out there is awake.

    We need ideas people. We need ideas to take a good first step towards liberation. May be some website that shows with evidences the culprits!!

    I think I have been watching too many Indian movies :s


  22. What the f (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 11:36 am

    I agree that stern laws are required but how do we help besides commenting on metblogs?

    How long would it take for us to ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING!

    Proposing strict laws would not get the laws implemented, some hard-core action is needed to show the people that somebody out there is awake.

    We need ideas people. We need ideas to take a good first step towards liberation. May be some website that shows with evidences the culprits!!

    I think I have been watching too many Indian movies :s


  23. Poo Poo Head (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 12:10 pm

    Hello World


  24. wasiq (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 12:46 pm

    Thanks to muhammad yousuf’s unbelievable batting pakistan is back in the game and england has lost all hopes of winning which could have been an inning defeat…..don’t forget that they are not only playing at lords but also for the first position in the world ranking…..keep praying thanks.


  25. Moiz Kazmi (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 12:50 pm

    They way these maulvis live all thr life by torturing and abusing kids in madersahhs and keeping a beard and doing all kind of bad deeds one can think and not think of. They die the same way.
    Thrs no use putting the city on fire…it only destroys some beauty or a little pleasant air khi has !!


  26. Striker (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 1:02 pm

    BINGOOOOOO
    Another hit
    Hey Jewsss Burn In hell You!!!!!!!!!!!!


  27. Kashif (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 1:19 pm

    It’s not the ‘maulvis’ as people here are referring to. Actually a mob has it’s own peculiar psychology and it’s quite difficult to control once it’s in motion. The religious leaders prompted their followers not to harm anybody and keep things in control, kudos to them. But it’s quite difficult to control your emotions one somebody you love and respect is dead in cold blood. Also, it is prime responsibility of the government to restrain peace in the city and if they can’t, they should pack up and return to their pinds, or whatever.

    University road used to be packed with tullas and siphais whenever the president or pm visit, why they havent deployed sufficient personnel across the funeral progression? The police official gave lame excuse that police was at end of progression and rioters were in the middle, so when police reached the place it was already torced, give me a break.

    The interior minister and top police official should be sacked for this.


  28. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 2:13 pm

    The problem is not with laws! the problem lies with our ownself. How many of us could dare to point out the culprits and report to Police, appear as eye-witness in court?


  29. Adnan (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 4:55 pm

    Everyone is curpted here !!!!

    What are the law enforcing organistaions doing ??


  30. Adnan (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 4:58 pm

    Everyone is curpted here !!!!

    What are the law enforcing organistaions doing ??


  31. Umer Zaman (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 7:30 pm

    ANY PICTURES ?!?!?!


  32. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 8:06 pm

    @kashif:well said


  33. Hasan (unregistered) on July 17th, 2006 @ 12:46 am

    how come no pics.
    even wid all those cell phones with i
    never do they appear
    there certainly shud have some at the nistar park
    even vdos


  34. Ahsan Ahmed (unregistered) on July 17th, 2006 @ 1:49 am

    Eyewitnessed the events … for a minute … before had to run off to save our car.

    Pizza Hut was burned … the fire brigade wanted police protection in the begining to get inside. But still they saved the people … reportedly 8 people inside.

    Numerous cars burned … including an Ambulance.

    Usmanyia needs new windows .. sajji places kind of a mess too.

    I dont get it what will this do … bring the dead back ?

    Or wait … let me guess … the guys who did the killing were gona throw a party at Pizza Hut and they didnt want that to happen. (sarcasm … )

    The police were just not there … evne though the police station is right there.

    Even the cops at Civic Centre makeshift camp were gone!

    I dont know about you guys … but in a couple of years … im leaving this place.


  35. Kashif (unregistered) on July 17th, 2006 @ 2:59 am

    Saw pizza hut on sunday night, bad, very bad.


  36. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on July 17th, 2006 @ 9:51 am

    I think there is no KFC branch in gulshan thatswhy they burnt Pizza hut.


  37. Nadir Nasir (unregistered) on July 17th, 2006 @ 3:20 pm

    I think there is no KFC branch in gulshan thatswhy they burnt Pizza hut.
    Posted by: Adnan Siddiqi at July 17, 2006 09:51 AM

    DO YOU LIVE IN KARACHI??? :S


  38. wasiq (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 1:51 am

    As the sun sets on the lords tonight Pakistan goes up to the number one position in the test ranking…isn’t that awesome..? welldone Lads! never mind the coach ‘ees a pro-Tea-ass.

    pun intended…there are more english among the Britons air-lifted from beirut than they have in the english cricket team…Eureka!


  39. Umer Zaman (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 12:59 pm

    Wasiq: wat was that for ??


  40. wasiq (unregistered) on July 19th, 2006 @ 2:37 am

    Jubilation……………



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