Is this What Happened?

There are quite number of times when you hear some horrifying story that really touches you to the core. These past few days has been crazy as I have heard so many stories of horror which have quite often bordered limits of inhumanity and I remain with a heavy heart trying to understand what just happened to my Karachi. At the same time I feel these deaths would have gone unnoticed, had if there not been the existence of our dynamic media channels who have jointly withstood the brute force of authoritarian rule both locally and nationally.

Enough said, I leave you with this story of a doctor who chooses to remain anonymous for the sake of his dear life, but had the courage to speak up and luckily posted it on KMB. I honestly fear for his safety, but at the same time I feel that since he showed courage to post it on our blog it should not go unnoticed and it should be projected to the world as an example of what just happened in the short span of six hours that the administration decided to call off the police and leave it unattended in the hands of ruthless killers.

The brave doctor posted this from his mobile set so you would have to definitely forgive his typographical errors, read it fully and then think about what just happened to Karachi on the 12th of May. Massacre seems to be a very light term to describe the ruthless killing that took place in six brief hours

Disclaimer: I cannot verify to the authenticity of this comment but share it with you fully understanding that it was an anonymously posted comment and could be entirely false, you be a judge for yourself

I am a doctor. I work at a tertiary care, govt run, large and very well known hospital in khi. Forgive the short hnd style of typing here. I am, and hav been here at work for more than 32 hrs, and am surfing/typing on my cellphone. I rode with my ambulance drivers, was in the hastily set up emergency room in our lobby, attended multiple gunshot wounds victims etc. but nothing struck down my soul more than what 9 fully armed workers of MQM alongwith 2 sector office bearers did. They tried to drag out the wounded and dying body of a Sunni Tehrik worker (we later learnt he was sunni tehrik) for presumably finishing him off. Whn my junior residents said we could not allow that, they slapped my junior, dragged us both by our legs to the back of the gurney alley and with shotguns, pistols and ak-47’s in hand, ran in to our lobby presumably attempting to search whr the man in question was being treated. I ran out to the rangers and police a.s.i. some distance frm our front gate who when approached by myself said, and i quote ‘jaante ho inn logoun ko phir bhi kyon larta ho…hamain upar se order hai ke inn ko 4 baje tak karne do jo karna hai. 4 baje ke baad kuch dekhainge’. I recognized the sector office bearers of the MQM, bcoz I have made the mistake of voting for the MQM in the past. I called a friend in Bohrapir, who is related to Farooq Sattar. 5 mins later the sector charges recieved a call on their cell, and they left, one with a bandana threatening me with ‘naam dekh liya hai tera. Koi shor sharaba karne ki zururat nahi hai baad main warna samajh ja kya hoga’. He also took my junior residnts mobile fone saying ‘chikna set hai’. The guy they had come looking for had been shot one more time in the head. The o.t dress we had dressed him in 10 mins earlier was freshly bloody. I curse myself for all times i hav defended these people in discussions with friends. Bcoz i like many othrs made up my mind based on hearsay and wht familial and traditional biases i grew up with, without being exposed to their reality. Dont misunderstand me. The JI, JUP, pml, ppp, Sunni this and Shia tht, all othr parties may b infinitely worse. I m just saying tht all of us need to understand tht an argument should take place for one reason alone. To compel or b compelled. Whn we hav the logic and conviction to do the former or the sense and courage for the latter, we will stop seeing wht we witnessed in our city today.unedited version

May Allah Have Mercy On Us All – Ameen

Credit for the find – Cyril

56 Comments so far

  1. Petarian_88 (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 6:46 pm

    @FM Shah;

    have you given shelter to any afghan or other muhajir in your home??

    do it for 25 years and then talk to me!:))

  2. Petarian_88 (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 6:58 pm

    @Ali Ahmed Khan:

    just to add on my above note, if someone tries to kill you then you are premitted to kill in self defence! it is right acc to Islam / Every human law.

    so if someone tries shoot & kill u and u get hold him and slash his throat then it’s called self-defence! not murder!

    i guess in the Gurumander area ANP supporters started the shooting as a response to the SF killings which had happened much earlier on that day and definitely the ANP supporters knew it by then! i guess they ANP did the wrongthing there! how many people for either side got killed on gurumander?

    for God’s sake! Muslim killed muslims like dogs! it is no time for point scoring:)) but u have to sit back and realise thatyour supportto a terrorist party has serious repercussions for you and your entire family as the city you live in is being destroyed by a party u love and support.

    just answer one question? was it preventable or not?? i mean if the MQM had it’s rally on any other given day?? and not on the 12th of May, 2007 in “ZIDD” like a small & scared child with a gun in his hand shooting blindly!

    so the next time you think out the lawlless situation in karachi, just know that you are part of the problem as long as u support the terrorist!

  3. Ali Ahmed Khan (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 11:17 pm

    @ petarian
    the video also showed how MQM rally was fired on @ guru mander, and all the political parties have the weapons then it means they are too involved, about you said there was no rally on the bridge, get a life man if you dont know anything dont try to get involved in it , it was a big rally coming from korangi that had to passed from that bridge and when the rally was on the bridge it was fired up on, the open vehacles with opposition people having weapons on his hands can be seen.
    IF Opposition have the right to self defence so that MQM,the first person died on 12 may was MQM worker, and all that happen after that was in self defence from MQM and oppostion ran like cowards they awake the sleeping giant of MQM which was quite from 1999 and now they are licking there wounds and they will as the urdu speaks clearly sees what these anti karachi parties wants, what MQM did in 2 years in city government is enouogh to get votes from karachi so why should MQM do such blunder ?
    and where was oppostion parties leadership on 12 may ?
    Even Jamat e Islami Ameer of karachi was not present, where was Imran Khan as he said Karachi Us Ka Shahar nahi, so wake up we know what happen and if MQM didn’t took out rally that day the same would happen and intrestingly what happen on 12 may,happened in NON MQM Areas and thats enough to prove who are responsible.

  4. Ali Ahmed Khan (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 11:40 pm

    one more thing
    why any opposition party didn’t take any permission from the government for the rally ?
    are these opposition parties above the law ?
    if they were taking out an illegal rally then why should any gov or interior minister defend them ??????????
    MR it was pre planned by ANP and PPP speacially ANP trying to stage ethnic riots because gov is trying to banned Rishaws and Old buses same as punjab gov did, but they pathans who own that business are against of it, and they are for the last 6 months giving threats of making karachi, Kabul.
    so it was all pre planned and cordinated and the way sherry rehman was filmed and clearly shows gunmen on her vehacle firing is enough, now she can bark i dont know that worker and blah blah blah but the truth has been seen by the people and you saw that too so keep trying against MQM you will get nothing thats a promise from my side :0).
    just go to this link see from how much time This ANP with the name Pushtun Loya Jirga is trying to make karachi,Kabul

    What happen in karachi was part of continuous conspiricy of anti karachi and anti urdu speaks who comes to karachi JUST to earn their bread and butter trying to pressed the people of karachi .

  5. Khakan (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 11:47 pm

    I totally agree with you Ali. The city belongs to the people who live in Karachi and will be buried in Karachi when they die (includes all races). The problems in Karachi created by people who just come to karachi to make money and send everything back to thier places. These people use all the resources of Karachi (steal Water, Electriccity…)and dont pay thier share for the betterment of Karachi. One of them is SHAHI SYED who just want to destroy the peace of karachi so he and his party can get his vote bank back in Sarhad. SHAHI Syed has been threatning Govt. for quite while using multiple issues and finally he got his luck on May 12th. These poor pathans are not realizing that the are being used by PPP(TERRORIST LIKE SHERRY REHMAN>>), and JAMATAI ISLAMI.
    DO any of you agree that is there a need for another STRIKE? they just want to create a caos and put karachi back into the 80s.MQM is the only party that cares and think about Karachi. If it did not then it would not have closed all its offices. UNLESS ALL OF YOU FALL INTO THE CATEGORY OF PEOPLE WHO ONLY CAME TO KARACHI TO MAKE MONEY, I WOULD REQUEST TO WAKE UP AND JUST BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF AND ACCEPT THE REALITY…
    Its ok if you dont, because you count “AATAI MAI NAMAK KAI BARABAR” but i would still request you to be realistic and honest with yourslef and the city.

  6. Petarian_88 (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2007 @ 11:46 am

    @ ALI & KHAKAN;

    You people are beyond help::))

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