“Stay away from Karachi ” Please

Have we started to feel sickened by this man, Mr. Musharraf every time he is here in Karachi? Every time he is here for a ceremony, an exhibition or inauguration we are sure our lives will be made hell & as if his already some few thousand security personal were not enough, this time (according to latest news) some 23000 personal have been deployed in, near by & around his area (The expo center) to make sure the already disturbed lives of Karachiites by the traffic chaos be made more miserable. All this for one man’s sake and for few VIP’s. This man for sure is growing strong in stupidity after it was announced that today will be public holiday. One more day wasted specially in schools, colleges & universities (though practically it won’t make any difference, especially in govt. schools, college etc). One more day of misery for patients touching major roads near it. One more day of suffering for Karachiites, specially the ones residing near by Expo center area, all in the name of security, for one man and his so called promotion of Pakistan at International level in Arms export.

Many will argue about the importance of such events and their impact in image building of Pakistan to counter the above concern but the simple question is , is this worth the misery of Karachiites. Why they don’t do it outside Karachi, just to make sure our lives are not disturbed. Why they don’t do it at any other place, at any base available over Pakistan. The counter point would be the importance of Karachi as the hub of financial activity but again it’s not worth the misery of 15 days the Karachiites have to face starting from that “double sawari” ban to this day and for a week more. It seems this man, in his confidence of power, as has been the tradition of dictators (read tyrants), has lost his touch completely with common man’s misery.

Same is the case with all other VIP’s, MQM PPP MMA rallies and functions and also due to some religious events. They are equally responsible on their day for the miseries faced by common man. But as they say all follow the general, changes should come from top. If he cannot make his country, Karachi to be specific, a safer place to move around why he doesn’t stay in his fort day & night, till the day he wins over Balochistan, Wana, Waziristan & War on terror issue. We assure him we would love to see a fav TV program than seeing him on roads cruising along.

All we want to request him, that too apnay haath joor ker, allah ke naam per maaf kerdo baba & Stay away from Karachi. Karachi moves fast & better when you are not here. Some advisor should tell him, moving around with 20000+ guard’s wont make him more famous than Tom Cruise if he is competing, nor loved, if he was impressed by this (or this one too) by the way & all the media attention Tom gets. In interviews his desire to get attention is very clear, specially after he wrote “In the line of fire”. But he may well only be remembered for more of this.

73 Comments so far

  1. wasiq (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 6:36 am

    MB my friend…..Mali da kam pani deyna…sanoo ki kar sakdey ney…?

  2. wasiq (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 7:02 am

    @monkey…..yeah helicopter agar ejaad nehein hua hota na toh aaj mera khawab(dream) pura ho jata…subah subah outha diya aur boree khabar bhi nahein sonaya…..lol.

    @sufi…..ghar sey taiyaar ho kay kithey challey ho…..??a very happy Thanksgiving to you too…

  3. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 8:17 am

    King Shahr-e-Faisal: please also refer the source which you use to make this *intellectual* post. Use your brain and discuss some facts rather blaming others to be negative.

  4. ash (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 9:06 am

    maybe he used his brain and came up with the conclusion that you are negative. and maybe thats the fact he was expressing :)

  5. Adnan (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 9:55 am

    where re those facts? I gave facts ands figures but no pro-Army[mushrraf] being able to give any fact. bring the facts what mush has done in past 4/5 years otherwise trolling is never taken seriously.

  6. zarish (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 10:14 am

    Why can’t the authors here write about something new??? How many times will you guys write about the same traffic problems?? We all know the situation if you don’t like Mush then fine, but this topic is getting really boring and lame. I hope we don’t have to hear about this Mush coming through town again. This happens more often in bigger cities than karachi all the time and people deal with it. Its normal activity. Why don’t you complainers change yourselves so that he doesn’t have to have 23000 cops on the street. Stop complaing when you have no solution to solve the problem. I hope I don’t have to read about this same Mush deal again in a few days, but then again I’m sure someone will do it again.

  7. ash (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 10:41 am

    You want the facts? Let me repackage what sufi said to you. Ofcourse you will not be satisfied. On the other hand you recently stated that fashion shows cause hiv . So what you consider a “fact” is beyond me man.

    this was what was going on in karachi in the mid to late 90’s – the period before mush took over:

    1. political violence which at its peak was taking the life of 3,000 people a year

    2. sectarian violence which made us afraid to go to the mosque. one particularly chilling manifestation of was the targeting of shia doctors. if i am not mistaken, around 100 shia doctors were killed

    3. violence against foreigners and prominent citizens such as hakim said

    the law and order situation was so bad that pakistan’s mobile phone network was shut down for a couple of years to deny terrorist a medium of communication. pillion riding was not allowed for months at a time. during those times we could not even dream of holding an event like this. in fact people dont even remember those times is an indication how far things have progressed in a very short time.

  8. ash (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 10:43 am

    sorry, i quoted king of SF not sufi.

  9. JAY (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 11:41 am

    MB = Master’s in Bullshit
    I dont know who has given you author’s post.Keeping in mind you’re previous post’s and comments, all you can do is trigger hate and contempt on blog. And you’re vision of past and present Pakistan is in total disarray.

  10. MB (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 11:50 am

    @ZARISH :

    Why can’t the authors here write about something new??? How many times will you guys write about the same traffic problems??

    We cannot create topics by-design for your entertainments sake. This is KMB. You will see the real Karachi here as is seen by us. You can find lot of café and costa stuff too. Pick your interest. There was a good car series too. And this one was more then traffic issue. Please spare sometime reading the thread before replying.

    @SUFI :

    People from Karsaz etc.. Pay a lot more in taxes than people from the ‘less privileged areas’

    Because the people of Karsaz (generally, not all) have gained the most from this land, this water and this air. Because the others are less privileged (read educated) to know how to even use this land and soil to make the most of it and because they were by-design not allowed to do so too by this very same “Karsaz People” for their benefit. Because the leaders should be the one to make sacrifices and they have done exactly the opposite. The BUSH example regarding the coma patient should be enough for you. Bush may kill thousand of Muslims but he will not allow a single American to suffer if he can save him. Tony Blair will turn a blind eye towards Muslim suffering all over the world but threw the Law of the Pure to dustbin, against court orders and conviction to save his one man. This is the value; we need from the Karsaz people if they are sincere with this land. If God forbid a day comes when we are under attack and loosing these Karsaz people will be the first ones to run USA and EURO and not the gareeb awaam.

    @ADNAN :

    lanat hey hum par .

    Ye bhi kam bola hai aap ne. Find a new word to define the limit of extreme dislike.

    @king_of_sharah_faisal :

    Bottom line is we all have to make sacrifices if we want Karachi and pakistan to progress. no pain no gain

    That’s the point that we are raising. Why not the ARMY, Bureaucracy, the VIP make the sacrifice. The awaam has made enough (and would sure continue to do ever) in last 57 years. It’s high time this elite lot start giving sacrifices. And the era of 90 that you mentioned. By the way who was at the receiving end of it?. Again that was awaam and not the above lot. Few deaths of Army men in that era are not more valuable than that of thousands of Karachites.

  11. turab (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 11:56 am

    King_of_Shara e Faisal….

    Your post personally means alot to me.

    I can relate to all the facts you presented there.

    Some people (here and everywhere) just critisize no matter what. I think alot of negative energy is diverted through blogs on the internet and the same points are repeated day in day out!

    A major reason why we lag behind so much is lack of understanding and contemplating what the other person has to say. Some how I always have to win the debate and come up as a winner!!

    I can only hope such an attitude changes for good in the near forseeable future.

    Is it just me but every issue is discussed here with politics being made the main issue?

    What happenned to good ol days of postings about the vibrant causes and entertainment programs.

    I think a lil more positive news and posts will some of us feel better for the day!

  12. ash (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 12:05 pm

    MB This is the last point i’d like to make here, i strongly disagree with your praise of Bush and Blair. They are widely criticised – Bush in particular by their own people. Bush sent countless Americans to their own deaths in Iraq, he sat by why poor blacks in New Orleans died, starved and got raped. You think he cries every time an american feels pain. Holy hell. Are you reading Dick Cheneys memoirs or what? Mush bechara creates some traffic jams and you want him hanged. I dont know. He fought in the army for his country, Bush dodged the draft. The good thing about the US isnt its leader, its the systems.

  13. MB (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 1:12 pm

    @ASH :
    I praised Bush & Blair ?? I asked Mushy to be hanged ?
    You must be kidding. Aren’t you. Your understanding cannot be so mislead. And by the way do you think some angels came to make that system ?. Their leaders did(who ever they were). You may hate their leaders for reasons well known to all of us but for them, they picked the best they could, among the available ones. By the way I don’t like Blair Bushy corporation.

  14. Adnan (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 1:28 pm

    sorry, i quoted king of SF not sufi.

    Jazbat me aqal kaam nahi karti. I think you have worked a lot to praise your army men. Take a break now :-)

  15. ash (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 12:00 am

    Good advice adnan. I could certainly use a break :) MB here is your quote.
    “Bush may kill thousand of Muslims but he will not allow a single American to suffer if he can save him. Tony Blair will turn a blind eye towards Muslim suffering all over the world but threw the Law of the Pure to dustbin, against court orders and conviction to save his one man. This is the value” – sounds like praise to me. I realize you must have other opinions too about the duo that are not so flattering.
    Any it wasnt only their leaders alone it was their people and their belief in progress.

  16. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 5:15 am

    sounds like praise to me.

    Is it not true Ash? You think tht it shouldn’t be highlited because it was done by Bush or Blair and you want us to highlite good things of Musharraf? why double standards? just because Musharraf is a man of Pakistan Army?

  17. ash (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 8:02 am

    There are things you might want to praise Blair/Bush about but none has mentioned them…lets see…womens rights, minorities rights, civic liberty, free press etc ….you want to applaud them on that then be my guest :)

  18. MB (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 9:16 am

    What i wanted to convey is, in a war this is natural to happen. It’s another subject that this happening for so long. And they did it with the support and ground advice from their Army men and taking their country on board with them & not like ours who do whatever they wish to on any day. And we have to suffer in the end.

    Most of us are unanimous that it should not be held here or at least Mushy should not be here. We at KMB represent an educated class (for the sake of saying) and we tried to discuss many aspects for and against it. Ask any common man. He will straight away give some hi-fi galian to Mushy and co. His understanding doesn’t allow him to think about benefits of this exhibition. We here at KMB at least discussed many aspects. What i wanted to convey was, were the advisors blind about how much suffering Karchiites will go through. No. They were not but they went ahead with it thinking no one comes up against the dunda of Army. This is what we call a tyrant rule. And why Mushy has got such ill minded people as advisors. The equation in the end is this: Was the suffering of 15 million Karchiites for 15 days more than the benefits of this exhibition. (Economic & other aspects). If yes then the lesson is simple. They better do it outside Karachi next time. And if not then they do it more, probably every year. And you know very well .i.e. the answer you will get from the majority.

  19. silent penetrator (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 11:43 pm

    alright if Mushraff resigns as da president whose gonna take his place??…i aint saying dat hez irrepraceable or anything m just asking this out of curiosity

  20. MB (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 11:46 pm

    How stupid people get. Does any one bothers reading the thread before replying ?

    Who is asking for his resignation bro ?

  21. silent penetrator (unregistered) on November 24th, 2006 @ 11:24 am

    i dint say it regarding the above posts…i just put forward a question of mine….now would u mind answering it??

  22. MB (unregistered) on November 24th, 2006 @ 11:54 am

    If he resigns those sick minded politicians whom we are all fed up with will take his place. Or may be another general within his ranks but he may or may not be equal to mushy. Or he may even be better than mushy but the risk is too high to try it.
    So Mushy should stick his good ass but please everyone knows the mess that Karchiites go through when he visits here. Technology has gone too far for any hindrance that his absence will create. You know what i mean. So he better let Karachi thrive as it does.

  23. silent penetrator (unregistered) on November 25th, 2006 @ 9:49 pm

    yeah thats much better…i agree wid ur reply though

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