depraved people!

Okay.. writing this post is not like me at all, but what i witnessed today… makes me think there’s actually a reason to how authorities react to the general public.

I was standing at the Tipu Sultan signal, waiting for it to open, when a couple of guys on motorcycles started shouting at the traffic policeman to open their side. Then, out of no where… they started shouting obsenities at him!

I was *shocked*!!! i mean what the hell!!! What did *he* do to deserve them! Eik to he’s doing his job, trying to get the flow of rush hour traffic home on time… and these idiots start cursing him! Not only that.. they then start laughing together as if it was a big joke! At that moment, i felt almost ashamed to call myself a Karachiite, or even a Pakistani!

15 Comments so far

  1. shobz (unregistered) on September 20th, 2006 @ 1:07 am

    tell me about it. i dont understand why our people behave this way. they dont know how to drive as well. the worst part is that they cant wait for the traffic signal to turn green. i remember people rudely ignoring the traffic cop at the Allah Wali chowrangi on saturday and going ahead even though it was our turn to go ahead. It seems like everyone is in such a big hurry that they have forgotten their manners at home. these are the times when i hate living in karachi. if they cant obey something electronic why would they obey something which is human?

  2. Salman Ahmed (unregistered) on September 20th, 2006 @ 1:16 am

    well my observation is that people follow the electronic signals better then the traffic cops manually controlling the traffic… but sadly most of the traffic signals are out of order or turned off to facilitate vip movement etc… that creates the mess… signals should not be turned off either(after 11 pm most signals are turned off with yellow light blinking)..

  3. naeem (unregistered) on September 20th, 2006 @ 1:28 am

    people like them actually make things worse you know…a similar thing that i witnessed last week. the road that goes behind national stadium is a one way due to the flyover being built. in the evening people tend to break this rule and try to drive the opposite way on a one-way road.

    traffic police put a barrier so that such thing doesn’t happen but indeed there was a little bit more space where one more car can squeeze through so the policeman stood there hoping no one would dare to pass from there.

    a not so old man took his car to where the policeman was standing and starting honking. the policeman told him it’s not the right way and you should go the other way round…the driver got so angry he said ‘may tau jaonga yaheen say chahay mujhay tumharay ooper say jana paray’ …now that is ridiculous…and eventually that driver did pass through that road on the wrong side…!!

    such kind of people need to be ‘picked’ and put in jail although not a very major offense but would definitely help improve the respect that police gets from people.

    can anyone imagine the same thing being done to a policeman in the UK/USA or in the MIddle East?

  4. cube11 (unregistered) on September 20th, 2006 @ 1:33 am

    well…all i can say is that most of the Pakistanis have become morally and ethically corrupt.We have forgotten the culture and respect that our elders had told us..we enjoy degrading less fortunate people (example KFC at university road ) and poor people..It saddens me when i read this and see this stuff happening.GOD help us..

  5. SWA (unregistered) on September 20th, 2006 @ 8:44 am

    y’all forget the big part of our society that is uncouth and illiterate.

  6. Kashif (unregistered) on September 20th, 2006 @ 9:26 am

    We are corrupt to the core, getting rotten by each passing day.

  7. Poo Poo Head (unregistered) on September 20th, 2006 @ 9:41 am

    Once you accept that society is corrupt then you do not care for it any more. Just give a thought over it my friends.

  8. Bamboo (unregistered) on September 20th, 2006 @ 9:55 am

    POO POO HEAD, I couldn’t agree with you more! 100% correct, Pakistan is a criminal state where there is no law and order, no justice, no nothing so why should we care. There is so much tension in the air! Everywhere there is tension, problems and what not. These bastard cops/policemen, they kill people without having a reason so why should we (at least I) care about them!

  9. MB (unregistered) on September 20th, 2006 @ 11:23 am

    Thats why i keep on saying we are an animalistic NATION. We dont need anything first but making ourselves humans.

    Other nations born human and deteriorate or upgrade. We born with animalistic attributes, due to reasons worth discussing.

    Having said all that, a percentage of responsibility lies on that traffic police department as well. They have left no worth of their own selves. When their times come they do behave like morons. Why then others respect them. And those guys who were rediculing. Well, my sympathies with them for coming from families who dont know how to make a child a human.

  10. Sailor (unregistered) on September 20th, 2006 @ 1:20 pm

    We as nation are at the lowest of morals and humanity.

    The elderly are frustrated due to rowdy youth, the youth is barrier-less to accept and practice the morality outside their homes.

    all tameez tehzeeb is for family and within the perimeters of home. Outside that, It is WE ARE A FREE NATION, and what follows is collapse of system.

    90% of police is ” let go by the flow, save your skin “. 10% is what comes from PSP and again saving skin for GOOD ACR every year.


  11. Haseeb A (unregistered) on September 20th, 2006 @ 9:26 pm

    Sad, simply sad!
    I usually pass the tipu sultan intersection.. aik to signal chalta nahi hay aur koi tulla hota nahe udhar, but when a police walla is standing, no one wants to listen to him…
    Just a couple of days ago I witnessed an accident there by a bike wala breaking the signal and hitting and running away. An old uncle was badly hurt!
    Allah hidayat day sab ko..

  12. Faisal Siddiqui (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 12:23 am

    Its very sad to witness stuff like that in our city. its really really hard to find a solution to fix the law and order situation.

    we all know it almost impossible that u wake up one day and see all of karachi’s law and order problem go away.

    i wish i could do the following experiment in khi.

    pick a small section of karachi, lets say a couple of square miles in defence. (i am starting with defence because it seems that it might have a better law and order situation than other parts of the city but u would still find plenty of a**holes there who would break laws and stuff.)
    replace the police in that area with a fresh batch and make them answerable to someone at the very top. (lets say our pm).

    This police would kick anyone’s ass who break the law. no matter whos son u r, if u fuk with this police, u r gonna get in trouble.

    if this little experiment is successful and law and order situation gets very good in this area,
    people in the whole of karachi would be would be very careful when entering this area. They would know that they r in an area where u cant curse at the police officer and u better obey the traffic laws.

    the next step would be to increase the radius of this controlled area and ofcource reinforce the police force.
    Announce publicly that the controlled zone has been increased.
    slowly slowly we can cover the whole of karachi.

    this is just an idea, do u think its doable and what improvments do u think this little experiment might need.

  13. Poo Poo Head (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 6:25 am

    Bamboo, I did not mean that which you picked. I am a very positive person and I believe the society is not bad at all though it has its short comings but it would come good.

  14. mansoor (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 10:11 am

    Seems like i’m not the only one. The need for morality in this city is really high! And for the most part… i blame the last generation for it! It’s most of these ‘uncles’ and all which 1)dont follow rules themselves and 2) dont pass on morals to their next generation! (such an uncle is mentioned in the comments as well :S)

  15. Anonymous (unregistered) on September 26th, 2006 @ 9:41 am


    Yeah true thats one good way, and also the government should portray this as a good profession to youngsters, provide them with incentives to join the forces – and also set high standards for people who can join, as well as ensure they are put through extensive training.

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