City on Red Alert

Anything happens in the rest of the country, the first place to go on red-alert is karachi. Whether is be fighting over at wana, bomb blasts in quetta or islamabad, or mob attacks elsewhere in the country, Karachi NEEDS to get on red-alert. Surprisingly, you dont find anything different on the streets even during the highest of alerts, as we’ve become so accustomed to having a mass of security personnel around everytime.

The latest in red-alerts is due to attack on Islamabad Airport, a cowardly attack everybody here on KMB throughly condemns. It doesn’t matter who does it, whether it be the BLA, the taliban, Al Qaida, MQM, shia/sunni, mullahs, whoever. Unnecessary loss of live is one thing which should not have have to happen!

On a side note, i wonder if anyone noticed how jammed fuel pumps were last night? From 11 PM to 1 AM i couldnt find a pump with less than 15 cars waiting to get CNG (and on some even lines for petrol). So used to ‘hangami halaat’ are we karachiites that we now know when to prepare.

26 Comments so far

  1. shobz (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 5:53 pm

    it’s sad that we have to live in a state of terror and worry about what’s gonna happen next. Why are these people hurting their own?

  2. Concerned (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 6:23 pm

    Thts because we arent their own. terrorists have no nation, they have a cause.

  3. mansoor (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 6:29 pm

    rightly said concerned, however you know what they say.

    one mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter….

  4. Zag (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 7:54 pm

    Actually pres is expected in Karachi tomorrow to inagurate a couple of projects…..

  5. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 9:30 pm

    well why can’t dictator play dirty politics and ask his own buddies to start such attack so that they can said to NATO that “Look we are also in danger like iraq,secterial stuff,sucidals so please DONT ASK US FOR MORE[ref:NATO again asked to do more]. As long as our awam act like morons and ignorants,these people would keeping making you fool.

  6. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 9:33 pm



  7. Ahmad (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 1:28 am

    Rigid policies of the dictator has made the country situation worst. What else can be expected when you start bombardment on your own people in Baluchistan and FATA.
    Its army’s duty to guard the boundaries of Pakistan, how come so much ammunition get smuggled into country and especially Karachi?

  8. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 1:38 am

    first u announce peace deal with them in tribal area then when the American masters start questioning the deal u start bombing them… certainly you’re the one backing out of your word so certainly there will be some adverse reaction and fallout coz of this stupid military action killing innocent pakistanis…

    dictator these days is busy trying to break record by carry out countless foreign trips with all those joyriders .. questions are being asked in american congress that we’ve delivered every thing to Mush and he is’nt delivering whats expected of him so he
    has been warned …despite all the dirty work that we’ve done for west they’re saying its not enough and an amendment is all set to be passed by American congress which is more stern and stringent then the notorious Presler Amendment…

  9. MB (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 2:59 am

    Lets pray ALLAH keep Karachi safe. Ameen

    People should take precaution when in public.

  10. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 3:05 am

    foreign hands(indian/afghan) could be exploiting the situation for their own good to destabilize pakistan

  11. JayJay (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 4:04 am

    Enemy is within.

    No need to look for the mysterious “foreign hand”.

    Similarly conspiracy theories of linking government with terrorism are also a hogwash.

  12. wasiq (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 5:40 am

    red carpet alert or red emergency alert..??

    coffee ka mausam challa giya….lol

  13. Purple_Haze (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 7:34 am

    Wah! we first saw them fighting against the Women’s protection bill, then among themselves, and now against innocent muslims & our home. What else do you want them to do before you wake up?

    The people and the government has to make a decision asap, if we want to tolerate talibanization or not? A “zero tolerance” strategy needs to get in place and hard power (army/law enforcement) should be used against all terrorist elements.

    This is going to be a major undertaking and can include heavy military action in FATA. That area needs to be wiped out and resurrected from scratch as part of NWFP with modern infrastructure.

    Above all this the “people must support” such serious action. Otherwise this will continue to get worse and have devastating affect that I dont even wana mention. This half hearted actions will not solve the problem. Country cannot go in two different directions choose one and stick to it. Either support talibanization & become a failed state or choose enlightenment & moderation and become a global economic power with peace & prosperity. But the government & people MUST choose and “take action

  14. DB9 (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 8:55 am

    Pakistan surrenders to terrorism:\story_8-2-2007_pg7_24

  15. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 10:09 am

    Jay,when i see blacksheep like musharraf and his supporters like you then I am forced to agree that enemy is with in and we don’t need some JEW or CHRISTIAN to screw Islam or muslims.

    Musharraf can do anything to get higher ass status for American intrests. Even Americans say that Musharraf care US intrest by damaging Pakistani intrests.

  16. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 10:14 am

    Enemy is within.
    No need to look for the mysterious “foreign hand”.

    When I see blacksheep like Musharraf and then their supports everywhere[even on this forum] then I am forced to believe that we don’t need any jew or christian to offend Islam.

    As far as mush’s dirty politics, the dictator can do anything to maintain its ass licker status in the eyes of US. When he can plot fake sucidal attacks to prove himself “macho man” then why can’t he do this to save himself from america’s madness. as i said that only morons and ignorants are going to believe in lame claims given by govt to justify these recent attacks.

  17. TURAB (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 11:09 am

    and since when did the shias started to mount attacks or blow themselves up in pakistan?

  18. mansoor (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 12:18 pm

    for one, i condone the attacks on FATA, that area had been a haven for criminal elements forever! denying their own citizens everything apart from worshipping the feudals!

    What the army did might seem harsh, but it was sorely needed if “pakistan” was to be maintained! There’s already been talk to everyone wanting seperate ‘homelands’ for themselves.. we’re pakistanis now, thats our identity! deal with it!

  19. JayJay (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 3:44 pm
  20. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 1:29 am

    Pakistan surrenders to terrorism:

    Replace those students with your daughter or sister and madarassah with some english medium school then I will ask you how would you feel if someone call your daughter or sister a terrorists just because they are protesting against the demolition of their “school”. At that time you would be the first one to curse the concerned people.

    Problem with people like you that you morons always hide your patheic cult and belief and demonstrate your cowardness. Why don’t you guys have guts to expose your own belief infront of others so that others can handle you accordingly? Offcourse you will not because you yourself know that you are follower of such a fragile belief which could be refuted easily. Be brave and next time when you make any moronic attempt to “have fun” with Islam then do expose your belief as well so that you could be considered credible otherwise such girlish and sissy attempts are not gonna help you anyway to getrid of mental itching.

  21. ash (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 8:54 am

    this is why our world is so screwed up. Most societies understand that people will not all live the same way or think the same way. Anyone who isnt’ “taliban” or “fundo” is a “kaafir” or a “traitor” etc, and vice versa.
    No wonder the whole place is on fire. And people need to grow the hell up about Mush and his policies, acknowledge for a sec that he is trying to save this country not the frickin whole united in stupidity world.The man inherited an illiterate poor strife ridden politically fragile country he didnt give birth to its problems. If we had education economics and progress on our side the world would be different, BUT WE DONT- we can either negotiaite or suicide bomb ourselves.
    I disagree with a lot thats happened but lets argue rationally and not start from a point of rabid craziness.

  22. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 9:33 am

    Anyone who isnt’ “taliban” or “fundo” is a “kaafir” or a “traitor” etc, and vice versa.

    It should be like Anyone who isnt’ “Secular” or “enlightened and moderate” is a “Mullah” or a “illetrate ,retard” etc, and vice versa.

    Such mentality is demonstrated on this forum as well so it’s useless to make lame attempt to hide the extreemism of so called enlighted and progressive cult.

  23. ash (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 10:01 am

    well two points of view do tend to make both camps more reactionary when there is a lot of misery and death and hate surrounding everything being said and thought. We should all – and that includes me – try to lessen the amount of hate in our world. None will ever agree with evryone else its not possible, but we all need to scale back on the anger, here and in real life.

  24. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 10:44 am

    We should all – and that includes me – try to lessen the amount of hate in our world.

    Action speeks louder than word. So far your baisness[or i say haterd for your oponents] declare you something else. Others would consider you credible and take serious if you make honest statements rather baises and fictitious otheriwse it doesn’t require severe efforts to “ignore” someone who is not serious at all.

  25. ash (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 4:03 am

    neither me nor you have any actions on this blog luckily :) grow up – its all about words. Maybe chose them wisely. Or not.

  26. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 10:58 am

    ash kid, words to have relations with actions, when you already have a extreeme though against your oponents then how sane would it be to consider you credible to be unbaised?

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