Karachi, Humans Needed

Karachi is growing fast in numbers & lessening much faster in humans. I may well expect a back lash now, but what ever comes, won’t stop me from confessing that Karachi is fast facing a dearth of good souls & becoming a place where people are loosing touch with each other not only in terms of relations but a bond called humanity.

After reading this sad news I still wonder if events like these are ever followed here. This reminds of one of my friend who hit a sabzi wala once, very badly & escaped the scene & was proud of the stunt he performed during rush hour, the very same student who once in his school life won a debate on topics like concept of humanity in Islam. His books & his knowledge went to dustbin the day he hit that poor man. I just wonder how many of these students will really be acting like humans when they will step into the real life.

Back in old days I remember very well people coming forward, even helping strangers, apart from the known locals. And now it seems humanity is becoming a rarity, a piece which would be preserved and shown to next generations in museums. Strong sarcastic words indeed, forgive me. Everyone from Pakistan is pouring into Karachi & since we don’t have any proper management on population or policy the result is in front of us. Unknown people from unknown places, grown unnoticed, add only a negative part of their lives into this city, benefiting in every way possible from it. Only Karachi is at the receiving end in this story. Diversity can be strength for a cosmopolitan city if directed properly & a night mare if not, the later in our case.

And here is the other angle. The fact that the onlookers acted like inhuman souls speaks volumes about the fear, common man is in, about indulging in incidents involving police. The mistrust that has developed forced every one around to go into a shell, an inhumane one. It’s a matter of shame and absolute insult to the police department that fearing victimization by the police they left a human die like this. And may be they thought it was an internal matter, which should be avoided, especially if the said people belong to any political party.

Why is it that we have to grasp the negative part of any new thing? As Ayaz Amir puts it here: “A glut of motorcars on our roads is not a sign of progress. Huge billboards on every intersection celebrating the joys of a consumerist culture to which most of our people can never hope to have any access are not an emblem of progress. Worshipping concrete and blasting roads through every last pocket of wilderness are not signs of progress. We are embracing the worst aspects of globalization unthinkingly.”

Karachi as it is with so many big cities has so many problems but this news is a real shame for it today. A life would be saved if someone would try to call 15, if not helping him/herself. With health infrastructure, almost buried now by successive governments, including this one, a human is the only hope of a human. Today is a sad day indeed. Humans badly needed in Karachi.

41 Comments so far

  1. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 7:07 pm

    need to develop concept of basic first aid among then common man and allowing private hospitals to take emergency cases(police cases) would save a lot of lives, police harassment can also be the reason people reluctant to help the victim…


  2. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 7:13 pm

    Are you new in Karachi that you dont know about POLICE?


  3. ash (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 10:59 pm

    Individuals, like you mentioned are scared and not educated in first aid. The basis of our society, which so far is rooted in injustice and backwardness needs to be changed. People are the same everywhere but institutions exist to protect people in other countries. Those institutions arose because people decided they were the priority, not feudalism tribalism or mullahism – but the workings of justice.


  4. SWA (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 11:10 pm

    WHY THE HECK DO OUR SO-CALLED ISLAMIC PARTIES NEVER PROTEST AGAINST THE LACK OF A PROPER PROPER JUDICIAL SYSTEM IN THE COUNTRY?? YOU ONLY SEE THEM PROTESTING AGAINST AMERICA OR SOMETHING ELSE IN THE WEST. HOW ABOUT OUR OWN SOCIETY??? SHOULDNT THEY LOOK AT OURSELVES FIRST AND THEN LOOK ABROAD??? MAKES ME MAD!!


  5. MB (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 11:34 pm

    Because thats not going to get them “kursi” i guess. Because they want to spread islam even if every pakistani is dead. They want to serve religion for no one. They forget that humans are important then religion. Human needs ought to be met first. 80 percent of religion will itself be followed , thats they point they are clueless about. They wont protest on Sugar crsis, on collapse of health and education system, on corruption etc but will do so on stupid things.


  6. Gen. Musharraf (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 11:55 pm

    May Allah protect us from our Police! This is a true story: Many years back, I accidentally hit a guy who was crossing thru traffic. I barely hit him, and saw that he kept walking even after my bumper grazed him. I didn’t tell my family about it but still felt very guilty. So when a motorcycle smashed into my front-passenger door as I was exiting a roundabout (and he was joining), I stopped, and seeing that he was bleeding from the knee, took him to the hospital. That was the ABSOLUTE BIGGEST MISTAKE of my life. The next 1.5 years were brutal for my family and me. The police impounded my new Khyber, stole all my stuff from the car, and the senior police-guy drove my “impounded” car around all the time. The police kept saying it must be my fault cause the other guy is “so poor / bay-chara”. The courts gave us hell and there were bribes expected all around even when scheduling a hearing cause we were not so poor. While we were paying to have the guy treated, we found out that the senior police-wala totaled my car coming back from a wedding party (and he was supposedly drunk according to the doctor he hit). My dad had to pay 20k to get the OTHER car fixed. Still this proved a blessing in disguise and the guilty senior police-wala now made the whole affair disappear! Amazing! My dad also paid decent money to the motorcycle guy I hit – although it wasn’t my fault (in a roundabout, the exiting traffic has the right-of-way according to the traffic rules). Still I have vowed NEVER TO STOP if I ever God-forbid hit anyone again in Pakistan. I hope the motorcycle riders also learn to respect the fact that they are exposed quite a lot more and ride a little less dangerously, weaving in and out.


  7. AAA (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 6:09 am

    Humans Needed!! …… WHY??

    Why not BE HUMAN!!!!.

    All of us together make this society, so why not start it with our ownself, evaluate what do we lack to make our city more human and kind, and on the part of our karachi govt it is for sure that our city lacks the basic infrastructure thats why we are not used to of some basic human respect.


  8. Kashif (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 10:22 am

    Gen. Musharraf: My sympathies with you. But as you have learned, though through the hard way, it’s a jungle out there.


  9. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 10:45 am

    blaming mullahs and talibans for the act of invididual for the crueltly of police and individuals? How moron you are!. I bet if some kid of your family pee in knickers then I bet you would blame to taliban or mullahs that they terrorised the kid. Keep your lunatic theories for someone else and preach where sun doesn’t shine. you’re a genuine toll and your statments and analysis are less worthy then dirty socks. Keep your “Musharraf is my God” movement to yourself.

    As a karachiite, i know that helping someone on such accidents is like “NAIKI kar DARYA mey DAAL’. An year back my friend tried to help a person who got hurt due to accident. Instead of police tried to reach to culprit, they captured my friend and filed a case against him that HE actually did all this. Hospitols don’t like to admit such patients because of fear of police terrorism. Come in city and face the damn facts rather sitting outside and chanting baseless things while smoking weeds.


  10. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 11:38 am

    According to Dawn, the POLICE appeared at scene only after “someone dialed 15 after 1 hour”. Now, let’s accept on-lookers didnt come because of POLICE Terrorism but calling 15 doesn’t require someone to be a Superman or Batman first.


  11. ash (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 12:07 pm

    Maybe you should lay off the opium adnan. So let me get this straight, anyone who disagrees with you is a lunatic? No, no maybe you dont understand what that word means. Anyone who agrees with you is actually the lunatic.
    I am blaming our very injust social system (mullahs/taliban being extreme examples) for the fact that every other system is intrinsically faulty.


  12. ash (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 12:13 pm

    You need to take your own advice here
    1. Do not pee your pants and blame others
    2. Face facts

    Lastly i suggest you look up what a “toll” is, and as for “preaching where sun doesnt shine ” ….either you dont know what that means or you should stick a dirty sock there.


  13. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

    Ash, and what is fact here? that some taliban was involved in that accident? It’s not about disagreeing, its all about talking bullshit by blaming others to hide sins of your own people.


    Face facts

    I understand that “praising dictatorship” is equivalent to “facts” for you. Whether you like or not but face that current govt is run by Musharraf and His allies and they are not talibans or mullahs. Whatever Pakistan is suffering today is due to inefficiency of current govt. Unlike you I don’t ask you or anyone to buy my theory while news are everywhere with stats but still if someone is happy to follow the path of Ingorance then who am I to comment. my mistake . You’re a blind preacher of military corruption. Let me share you the recent news, 87% free electricity is provided to Pakistan Army, why do Pakistais work hard to feed these morons. Go and read yesterday’s online Jang at ejang.jang.com.pk to read this. The real world is very very different than the world which doesn’t go beyond your bedroom. My mistake that I paid attention to you.


  14. ash (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 12:45 pm

    I accept your apology for trying to draw me into yet another totally pointless exercise in futility.


  15. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 1:19 pm

    Ash, Glad to know you finally admitted that you make pointless rants. Let me ask few things and I see how honest you’re:

    1)Do you condemn that Pakistani Army uses 87% free electricity while an average pakistani suffer atleast 5 hours loadshedding in Pakistan?

    2)Do you condemn current Musharraf’s stand about kashmir policy in which he’s agreed to surrender the old and ancient pakistani version about Kashmir Conflict[It’s not i want war to last long ,I am one of those who always promoted the idea of FREE KASHMIR rather being part of India or Pakistan] rather taking kashmirs in confidence?

    3)Do you agree that Musharraf’s current stand is like cheating kashmiris and cheating pakistanis too? first they get lots of emos in name of kashmir and fighting against India, did corruption and now they are surrendering? Do you agree that defence should be cut no atleast 70% now?

    4) Do you agree that Pakistan ARmy first earned lots of money[guys like Akhtar Abdul Rahman etc become billionaire by selling scuds to IRan] by Afghan Jihad and now they are being morons to curse their source of “Earning”?

    5)Do you condemn Dictatorship?

    6)Do you believe that attitude of so called Islamic parties who earned chanda im name of Kashmir and Afghan war is not different than Pakistan army who spent a big chunk of Pakistan Econ on Emos and still doing it? if it’s different than how?

    Lets see how a kid who was brought up among army people in army mess think about genuine issues face by a “Pakistani”.


  16. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 2:28 pm

    By the way this free electricity is not a joke. Public Accounts Comittie revealed all such details. Same comittie has revealed many things in past about asif zardari,benzari and nawaz sharif. So let’s celebrate the “World corruption Day” in Pakistani Style.

    Another intresting bit

    how does he know tht Awam likes him? did he conduct any survey?gallop or any else like It’s done in US? If he believes that people like him thn why doesn’t he conduct a surey?

    It’s good that dictator and his family know the ending of the man. The dictator knows that dictator always get a miserable end. See what happend with mr.Adolf, Yahya Khan and Ziaul Haq. See how saddam was caught like a rat by Americans and this month he would meet his God and would say Bye to this world. The general is well aware of his ending as well. This is also very common that one dictator doesn’t learn any lesson from the ending of another dictator. tsk tsk.


  17. MB (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 2:34 pm

    Adnan, seriously do you really know what ” where sun doesn’t shine ” means. At least talk in the context of topic. Pata nahi kahan se kahan chalay jatay ho. Dhitaai kee bhi had hoti hai yar. It is not that everyone is your enemy but why is that every one on every topic has to differ to what you say. Seriously man, start thinking about it.

    Why is that you go off the track. Its not that you always say wrong & I am not one to say tht even. Some time i do agree with what you are saying & also we both can be wrong but is it that you have sweared upon to turn a blind eye towards others point of view. Frankly you look no different than what a friend of mine calls “dabba pack” minds. You keep on knocking it but it wont open.

    Anyways, i can expect you giving another lecture on your right to say whatever you want to, which no one is denying. I am talking about an another aspect.


  18. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 3:45 pm

    going off the track is not new here, even you go off the track most of the time and I think you never read your comments after hitting a submit button[I know you will deny and wouldnt go thru archieve]. No I never expect anyone to agree with me. Everyone is free to reject me. Why do you expect others to agree with you and how could you claim that everyone disagress with me but not with others? how could you make such claims? Atleast I can’t make any claims at all about you.

    “Dabba pack minds” are actually those who believe ghamdi,cowasjee etc more than orignal sources and get scared to refer orignal sources and prefer on idealism. I think you need to ponder this term and apply it on yourself. If disagreeing baseless things is called “Dabba pack minds” then I am happy about it. Your recent post is one of the example of it that you neglected the main fact behind such curelty that is “Police”. So now would you curse me for your own mental limitation?


    i can expect you giving another lecture on your right to

    It’s not sane thing that you open your mouth and expect others to do which you yourself can’t resist :-). I am not giving any lecture specially when you yourself admitted, “You keep on knocking it but it wont open”

    and yes I do know why I used “where sun doesn’t shine” and it’s not out of context and if you google a bit, you would also learn about it


  19. MB (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 5:03 pm

    Alas


  20. MB (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 5:06 pm

    I neglected the police factor ? Did you read the third para ?. From that Australia & Austria thingy it occured to me how you read posts. Want me to paste the link to give you a reminder ?


  21. Ramla A. (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 7:23 pm

    Where is our darling editor Orig-Anon? Where’s Faisal?

    Quick, we need a class on “Non Sequitur.”


  22. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 8:29 pm

    *grin*

    Ramla, actually Non Sequitur and Ad Hominem Fallacy are prime features of this forum followed not only by commentors but authors as well. I wonder you never noticed/experienced it here even while you yourself made a lengthy post about Role of Media[copy right/left/center] in a recent post? :-)


  23. Ramla A. (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 11:55 pm

    Orig-anon:

    COME HERE! NOWWWWWW!!!


  24. ash (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 11:59 pm

    Adnan,
    Firstly the army made the right decision about afghanistan – in the interests of pakistan. And Its offically stated course right now re. afghanistan is still correct.
    Kashmir is very hard for all of us , but its time to get over it, they will never be “free” anymore than the muslims in bihar or bombay or punjabi christians. We need to get over it SO THAT WE CAN DECREASE SPEDNING ON DEFENCE.


  25. Ash (unregistered) on December 10th, 2006 @ 12:01 am

    Secondly free electricity doesnt mean they dont have load shedding you moron. And there isnt an army in the world that doesnt provide some free services to its men – do you know how much money/privilleges you get for being in the US army for e.g?


  26. ash (unregistered) on December 10th, 2006 @ 12:04 am

    Dictotorship versus what? feudalism? “islamo facism” ? i’ll take the current dictatorship over any govt we’ve had in 21 years (at least)


  27. Adnanisms (unregistered) on December 10th, 2006 @ 12:05 am

    @ KMB:

    Tell me, what have you done about the dwindling population of elephants in Thailand, given that Africa has a rising AIDS epidemic becoming rampant as prices continue to increase globally while Musharraf is not paying attention to the fact that Aussie_paki is indeed a problem for the perverted men and elephants are dying?

    We are BAHHHHHHD people. Don’t blame it. Accept it. I know you won’t accept me. But accept it.

    What does perverted mean? I don’t know and I don’t care, I am sure girls make men perverted. And we have done nothing about monkeys who’re spreading aids.

    God bless the Thai elephant!


  28. Adnanisms (unregistered) on December 10th, 2006 @ 12:05 am

    @ KMB:

    Tell me, what have you done about the dwindling population of elephants in Thailand, given that Africa has a rising AIDS epidemic becoming rampant as prices continue to increase globally while Musharraf is not paying attention to the fact that Aussie_paki is indeed a problem for the perverted men and elephants are dying?

    We are BAHHHHHHD people. Don’t blame it. Accept it. I know you won’t accept me. But accept it.

    What does perverted mean? I don’t know and I don’t care, I am sure girls make men perverted. And we have done nothing about monkeys who’re spreading aids. It’s ALL YOUR FAULT.

    God bless the Thai elephant!


  29. ash (unregistered) on December 10th, 2006 @ 12:06 am

    mb sorry, i’ll stop hijacking your post now. BTW You were totally right, there’s no where he knew what he meant by “the sun dont shine”, but he probably looked it up subsequently :)


  30. ash (unregistered) on December 10th, 2006 @ 12:07 am

    no way – not no where:)


  31. ash (unregistered) on December 10th, 2006 @ 12:16 am

    whoever wrote adnanisms – very very funny. An emotional dam is about to break :)


  32. K G (unregistered) on December 10th, 2006 @ 1:22 am

    @ ADNANISM lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


  33. turab (unregistered) on December 10th, 2006 @ 3:58 am

    MUSHI IS THE BEST!


  34. wasiq (unregistered) on December 10th, 2006 @ 8:12 am

    na na na sab kitab jali ho sakta hai sign aik dam original hai….iss kay saath signature authentification certificate bhi hai only for Rs 15/- extra…..


  35. Original-Anon (unregistered) on December 10th, 2006 @ 8:30 am

    @ Ramla – you rang? :)
    I’m afraid I won’t be much good for any serious help now because I just can’t stop laughing at Adnanism – all I can say is “Allah karay zor-e-qalam aur ziada”!


  36. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on December 10th, 2006 @ 11:50 am

    Adnanism: I must say you gave me a laugh too,prolly you had no such intention :-). I also thank you that finally you accepted me your god but my friend I could really give you infinite times respect if you had courage to come forward with your orignal alias, you know in urdu it says ‘have enough tappar’, i coudn’t use that “ball thingie” term because I know you’re not a man :-) but thanks again for bringing such creative thing up. BTW, did you create yourself or Momma helped you last night? =). *whispers ‘i know who you’re* ;)

    And as I said,Ad hominem is being followed here again including one of our old time “intellectual retard” *grin*[aqal mand ko ishara he kafi hey *wink*]. Ad hominem is:


    1. Contention: Claim X is false.
    2. Premise: A makes claim X.
    3. Co-premise: There is something objectionable about A.

    E.g:

    Paula says the umpire made the correct call, but this can’t be true, because Paula was doing more important things than watching the game

    This fallacy is not new here. In past few guys even got banned here for a certain period after becoming victim of same fallacy and demonstrating “Non Sequitur.”. I hope I haven’t hurt those guys by reminding ‘those old days’ ?;)

    I love it when a big opposition starts chanting like MMA chants “Amerika ko bahar nikalo”. Carry on! :>


    islamo facism

    Ash, Thanks for letting me know that you are a big fan of Ann Coulter and Pat Robertson .Frop now on I’ll deal you accordingly :>


  37. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on December 10th, 2006 @ 11:52 am

    Adnanism: I must say you gave me a laugh too,prolly you had no such intention :-). I also thank you that finally you accepted me your god but my friend I could really give you infinite times respect if you had courage to come forward with your orignal alias, you know in urdu it says ‘have enough tappar’, i coudn’t use that “ball thingie” term because I know you’re not a man :-) but thanks again for bringing such creative thing up. BTW, did you create yourself or Momma helped you last night? =). *whispers ‘i know who you’re* ;)

    And as I said,Ad hominem is being followed here again including one of our old time “intellectual retard” *grin*[aqal mand ko ishara he kafi hey *wink*]. Ad hominem is:


    1. Contention: Claim X is false.
    2. Premise: A makes claim X.
    3. Co-premise: There is something objectionable about A.

    E.g:

    Paula says the umpire made the correct call, but this can’t be true, because Paula was doing more important things than watching the game

    This fallacy is not new here. In past few guys even got banned here for a certain period after becoming victim of same fallacy and demonstrating “Non Sequitur.”. I hope I haven’t hurt those guys by reminding ‘those old days’ ?;)

    I love it when a big opposition starts chanting like MMA chants “Amerika ko bahar nikalo”. Carry on! :>


    islamo facism

    Ash, Thanks for letting me know that you are a big fan of Ann Coulter and Pat Robertson .Frop now on I’ll deal you accordingly :>


  38. Ramla A. (unregistered) on December 10th, 2006 @ 12:42 pm

    @ Orig-Anon:

    I rang indeed! :)

    Caught you ONCE again at the Jamash thread. The book blog idea is superb! We need something refined and, for once, non-accusatory, to become a talking point.

    I’ve also given the info about the editing thing we were talking about once upon a time – in Jam’s thread. Alas, that post was deleted. Later!


  39. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on December 10th, 2006 @ 3:18 pm

    Actually that post couldn’t bear your severity of your wisdom words and author got harassed & others as well, therefore kid had no choice other than removing the post. I think you were not aware of Non-sequitur at that time =)


  40. ash (unregistered) on December 11th, 2006 @ 3:45 am

    A whole lecture on logic and then “Ash, Thanks for letting me know that you are a big fan of Ann Coulter and Pat Robertson .Frop now on I’ll deal you accordingly :>”
    I am starting to believe you are a fictional chracter. But who has got such sick imagination?


  41. wasiq (unregistered) on December 14th, 2006 @ 9:20 am

    thankyou Ramla,adnan for introducing me to these foreign ideas and thoughts of” Non Sequitur.”and
    Ad Hominem Fallacy…believe me i have never heard of them before……

    btw,ramla you are no longer part of the winning team so please let it go….don’t act like you are some kind of HRH the ex-princess of KMB …a lot have changed between now and then….you quit on your own we all tried to stop you so please don’t blame us for your failure….and don’t expect any special treatment from the new setup every time your comment is deleted or is held for moderation by metroblogging….because now KMB is not a separate thing they have made it a one big happy global blog….i like and i love the way they are working day and nights to provide us with the umbrella……



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