A Question To Ponder .

Q: I want tinted glasses on my car and a fancy number plate but that is not allowed by the law, what to do ?

Q: I don’t have a license to drive and I need to take the car to my friend’s party ?

Q: The three of us want to ride a single bike which is only without a silencer ?

Answers : If you live in Karachi, keep your pockets filled, keep your high level contacts handy and when ever you get stopped by a traffic policemen who does not have a bike with him just speed by him, and even if they have a bike they wont touch you once you give them a hundred or two.

When it comes to solutions for avoiding a ticket after a traffic violation in Karachi we know all the answers but one question remains for us all to ponder upon, Where is the law ?

17 Comments so far

  1. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on January 4th, 2007 @ 11:04 pm

    I guess we should avoid tinted glasses as it would be hard to see at night, infact the law should also restrict not to use tinted glasses as it would not possible for the cops to see through the glasses.

    I dont know why we criticize each and every organization here at KMB, I mean whats the use, as the ppl whom we are criticizing are also from us, they are among us, they are muslim and they are Paki. Our govt. also have the ppl who are from us, its just that those who are on some specific positions they do unjustice. If we all will perform our own duties sincerely than our society would be a good example.

  2. Dr Imran (unregistered) on January 4th, 2007 @ 11:05 pm

    It is unlawful to steal a mobile phone but still people asking for cheaper phones without proof thus creating demand for stolen phones.
    People(we) make or break the law. We need to make sure we do not abuse power and abide law, rest will take care of itself

  3. Anon (unregistered) on January 4th, 2007 @ 11:44 pm

    Fully tinted glasses are not allowed anywhere in the world, especially on the front cabin walee side for safety reasons. However, because of high crime rates and streets not being well lit up, it does make sense to not allow any sort of tints. I’m all for tints being removed for now, maybe when things get better they should allow only a certain level of tints that is enough to prevent UV rays.

    The rishwat issue is simple supply and demand, you stop giving it and go through the legal system if you care enough about the law, or the policeman stops taking it and makes sure you go through the system. The traffic doesn’t worry me in karachi, it is part of life in any metropolitian city. New York is pretty bad too, I feel more secure driving on karachi streets that I did being in a cab in NYC – with all seriousness.

    I dont understand the rest of your questions.

  4. ash (unregistered) on January 5th, 2007 @ 12:18 am

    why dont all the complainers about public servants tell us if they pay taxes, if they litter, if they watch pirated dvd’s, if they carpool, if their family has any ill gotten gains …the list goes on.
    Great answers from all the above. I think someone has quoted Gandhi on this forum before, but once again ‘Become the change you want to see in the world”

  5. Anon (unregistered) on January 5th, 2007 @ 12:38 am

    @ ASH – Right on…!

  6. Hasan (unregistered) on January 5th, 2007 @ 1:03 am

    Hi.. My freind

    Just listen what ur as saying… all what you wish is to break the Law.
    Think, what will be your contribution to improve the Law and order condition… i guess NONE

    My freind, be a part of Solution and not the Problem.

  7. Alam (unregistered) on January 5th, 2007 @ 2:07 am

    Question #4:

    Jamash is so dumb, what to do, if not infanticide?

  8. shaDy (unregistered) on January 5th, 2007 @ 10:45 am

    The best way to deal with these corrupt cops in my opinion is to make a website or a tv show that exposes their corruption. All you need in most cases is one pimped up car with tints being driven by a moderately drunk driver, and a followup car following at a distance with a camera man / sound crew to tape the cops taking a bribe from the drunk driver with a tinted car.

    It would make for the coolest tv show ever, in my opinion: Cops getting busted for taking bribes.

    Ofcourse, the people who make this show will eventually either be shot and killed by the cops or bribed themselves.

    It’s right up there with my idea to stand on the road outside my house with a really nice phone and give it up to the first phone snatcher that comes my way, only to have him gunned down the minute he thinks he’s gotten away, by my armed guards.

    I’ll probably end up getting some free phones in the process too.

    Sure, it’s dangerous work but who said upholding the law isn’t dangerous work?

  9. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on January 5th, 2007 @ 10:54 am

    Jamash, I would like to repeat Hasan’s comments – My friend try to be a part of the solution and not of the problem.


  10. Poo Poo head (unregistered) on January 5th, 2007 @ 11:19 am

    This post just made me think to move back to Pakistan where one could enjoy his money.

  11. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on January 5th, 2007 @ 12:47 pm


    There was a show on GEO News, once they showed all taking bribes for Passing Transport fitness certificate test from a hidden cam.

  12. Kashif-x (unregistered) on January 5th, 2007 @ 8:26 pm

    I bet no one gave a rats %$#@ after watching the show and the same ppl are on the same job making money.

  13. TheRepublicOfPakistan (unregistered) on January 5th, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

    It is not going to make a big difference if we start showing them on TV, its not just the Police that is corrupt, go any where to get a passport, to get your license (for anything), admission in school, permits and etc etc. Instead of doing a show on a Police officer getting a bribe may be there should be a show about the bribing the officials to get away with everything. No one is willing to do the hard thing anymore, now a days if you see a government worker and he/she is not taking bribes we find it surprising and call that person a fool for not doing so, the only reason most people join civil servant jobs is to make money not to serve the people. It is our fault ALL OF US, we have done nothing. We want to fulfill our desires by any means, let it be taking bribes, stealing, fraud and killing. It really doesn’t matter as long as we get what we want. Nothing will change until we decide to change our self and than force the system to change. But not until we wake up and stop looking only after our personal interests.

  14. hasan (unregistered) on January 6th, 2007 @ 4:04 pm

    i think it is really imprudent to assume that a sizeable public wiil go through legal channels given that illegal channels are much neater,hussle free and convinient.i think its about choices that the government is ready to give to the governed.following the law and enhancing the order in the society is ofcouurse a factor to think about when one faces such a situation but other factors like convinience is also sure to be considered.its just natural and you cant go along long supressing it.

  15. BoZz (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 11:03 am

    No Crime was ever stopped or will be prevented due to tinted windows on a car. This is a non issue which like everything else in our nation becomes an issue.

    Crime prvention is an Intelligence gathering process. As the sentence says Intelligence, something that one acquires with firstly education and secondly with experience.

    Don’t expect any changes coming about by all the small insignificant juicy ways that are suggested on this board.

    Nothing will ever change or improve without EDUCATION.

  16. szuberi (unregistered) on January 9th, 2007 @ 3:16 am

    who wants to tell me if the local authorities in karachi have actually prevented crime by any % by not allowing tinted glasses?

    on the same note, if you have cash, you have the law, tinted glasses and the like

  17. IHATEBURGERBACCHAY (unregistered) on January 13th, 2007 @ 8:59 am

    when the educated liberal extremists in this country go around drinking alcohol openly and do everything that is AGAINST THE LAW, how can we stop the uneducated people from breaking THE LAW?

    Fact is, elitism needs to be addressed. the burger kids need to spend some time in jail for their crimes. everyone else will see that justice is blind and start following the rules

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