Jahilana Driving @ Iftar Time

One of the times *not* to be driving is near Iftar time, especially on Rashid Minhas road going from Sh-e-faisal, Millenium Mall, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Gulshan and beyond. People there start driving like jahils!!

The reason im so peeved is because while going to a recent iftar dawaat in the gulshan area, i had the misfortune of being late! Hence i was subjected to the idiocity of pre-iftaar traffic. This guy, in a suzuki pickup was in the lane on the right to me, for some reason, he started going left, without even looking what was on his left (in case you havent picked it up already.. it was ME!!). The idiot in question (IIQ could also stand for Insufficient IQ?!) rammed his bolan into my poor mehran, smashing the side view mirror. Thank God i had the AC on and the windows were up, so no shards of glass came at me. After smashing my side-view mirror, the IIQ had the audacity to just push the accelerator and speed away!

Like a imaam said during the Friday prayers khutba, “its prefferable not to wait for opening a roza, however it is not necessary to open it only at home! If your on the road, open ur roza with a glass of water or something, and then go home and drive safely rahter than driving like a maniac to open iftar at home! Ghar kay samosay kha kar zyada sawab nahi milay ga”

I would’ve taken a sigh of relief, for ramzan being over, if only there was a chance that this occurance was rare.

Disclaimer: i know this post may offend a lot of people who are residing the above mentioned areas, or drive around there, however.. if your a careful driver, this post is not directed at you. If your not, then……..

17 Comments so far

  1. JAY (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 2:55 pm

    So you broke you’re fast by saying B********T ?

  2. mansoor (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 3:10 pm

    so said anything about saying that? itna control apnay per to hai mujhe :p

  3. Kashif (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 3:32 pm

    Craziness starts around late 4ish and goes on till azaan. These incidents frustrate one enough to think that we are hopeless and beyond cure as a nation. I have seen mature looking guys doing insane vehicle maneuvers.

    May Allah save us all from the insanity on the roads.

  4. ny (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 3:41 pm


  5. Kashif Ali Bhutto (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 5:58 pm

    I agree with Kashif… we are hopeless!! People drive like they own the road and they will look at you as if its YOUR fault! *argggggg*

  6. Original-Anon (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 8:41 pm

    Mansoor, I am compelled to correct an error that shows up again and again in this post. I try not to do this very often now but this one is just forcing me to do so.:)
    ‘Your’ denotes posession as in your post and you’re is the correct contraction for you are, as in ‘you’re a careful driver’.

  7. Faisal (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 8:58 pm


    It is almost nine in the morning over here.
    Was out late last night with friends at a
    karaoke place and thus you beat me to this
    one … lol.

    This is absoultely amazing. Imagine me staring
    at my screen all groggy and bleary eyed, jaws agape with disbelief. This is exactly the opposite of what they usually do which is to use “your” where “you’re” should have been used.
    What an auspicious start to an otherwise beautiful, sunny and clear saturday.

  8. mansoor (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2006 @ 1:52 am

    original-anon and faisal: thanks :D

  9. JAY (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2006 @ 11:19 am

    @Original -Anon & Faisal.
    Posts/Comments sent on blogs depicts people point of view, not their bilingual skills. Secondly, i dont think as english being our second language, anyone here is too concerned of typos. May be in you’re case it is different, if you consider yourself as a native english speaker!

  10. Faisal (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2006 @ 11:39 am

    This was most certainly not a typo.

  11. Jamash (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2006 @ 3:57 pm

    Ooh I almost had a head-on collision with a car yesterday near Gulshan Chorangi, he was driving like a maniac on da wrong side of the road.

  12. Original-Anon (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2006 @ 7:43 pm

    Jay, I am so sorry but the panda made me do it!

  13. okie (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2006 @ 8:57 pm

    One of the many interesting sides to this blog is Faisal’s and now Anon’s polite correction of errors in English usage! Oh, if only most residents of the US could write as well as those who write here!

  14. Sooban (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2006 @ 10:42 pm

    want to hear about jalihana driving on the road from gulshan iqbal to maskan.
    this kid, from cbm, MM, driving the new civic at an estimated speed of a hundred i guess, hits my dad five minutes before iftar as he was crossing the road. he got hit, flew in the air, landed on the other side, hittin his head on the pavement. this happened right in front of our house, we took him to the hospital whr he has seizures and all cause he got clots in his brain at four different places. MM sped away, an off duty policeman with his family intercepted him at the uni and caught up with him. wat happens afterwards is a diff story but like the guy jus sped away . and after it was all wrapped up dint have the audacity to come or heck even call and ask hw dad was doing. i mean like whr has all the decency gone. and to top it all off, his parents dont knw that he shook a household from its roots this ramzan.
    we went through a lot this time, and jus cause he wanted to get somewhr on time.

    in case you are wondering hw dad is right now, well much better, he s walking and talking, not lik before but better . he still gets dizzy and tired after slight exertion. but he s making improvements.

  15. Original-Anon (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2006 @ 12:37 am

    Sooban, I am so sorry to hear about your father. I pray that he recovers completely.
    It makes me really angry that the driver was not charged and punished.

  16. JAY (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 10:12 am

    Sooban, so sorry to hear that.May Allah’s blessings be upon your father and family.

  17. Sooban (unregistered) on October 26th, 2006 @ 1:14 am

    thanks for your prayers .
    he s recovering.

    the guy paid us some amount in like three four installments, it managed to cover the hospital stay.

    decency is wat lacked.

    ppl if you drive fast jus remember you might hit someone, and do more damage than you can imagine.

    drive safe

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