Rumour – breaking news

A local TV channel, today in breaking news, informed that the Uni-plaza building, Saddar was on fire.
Later this news was confirmed fake by the reporters who reached on spot to find the place as busy as ever and was announced on all radio stataions.I did not see the news on TV but heard it on FM-107 which did not disclose the name of teh TV Channel.
Crazy people creating a hoax.

40 Comments so far

  1. Sajid (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 7:22 pm

    uni plaza is at I.I chundrigar road. I came back from there few minutes ago…..6pm to be precise

  2. Sajid (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 7:23 pm

    The business there is as usual

  3. axiomatic (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 7:58 pm

    It seems KMB is ideal place to post 2nd hand fake news.

    Somebody rightly pointed out why the Salman Rushdi issue has not been touched at KMB?

    All KMB authors (almost) are self indulgent burger type, posting their petty experiences, random hearsay, weather conditions, visibility and a whole lot of crap.

    Authors grow up and try to post something meaningful.

  4. FAREE (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 8:50 pm

    Can someone expalin to me what “burger type” means? Is that the elite class of Karachi or just the english medium convent-goers? Can someone tell me what this ‘burger’ crap, I mean class is? :-)

  5. Feet Maestro (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 8:57 pm

    Somebody rightly pointed out why the Salman Rushdi issue has not been touched at KMB?

    I take it you’re not a fan of Sir Salman?

  6. "Sir" Salman (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 9:58 pm

    Yes definitely “SIR” maybe you dont know Osama bin Laden has been honors as “Saifullah”… i hope you are a fan of osama

  7. "SIR" (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 10:08 pm

    Try to relieve yourselves of ignorance … read this

    You will learn why there is an uproar over “SIR”

    I will quote you an excerpt from the link

    “One of these sequences contains most of the elements that have been criticized as offensive to Muslims. It is a transformed re-narration of the life of the prophet Muhammad (called “Mahound” or “the Messenger” in the novel) in Mecca (“Jahilia”). At its centre is the episode of the “Satanic Verses”, in which the prophet first pronounces a revelation in favour of the old polytheistic deities in order to win over the population, but later renounces this revelation as an error induced by Shaitan. There are also two fictional opponents of the “Messenger”: a demonic heathen priestess, Hind, and an irreverent skeptic and satirical poet, Baal. When the prophet returns to the city in triumph, Baal organises an underground brothel where the prostitutes assume the identities of the prophet’s wives. Also, one of the prophet’s companions claims that he, doubting the “Messenger”‘s authenticity, has subtly altered portions of the Qur’an as they were dictated to him.”

    Hope this is an eye opener

  8. Ahmed (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 10:12 pm

    And why do we need to discuss Salman Rushdie at KMB. Pakistaniat would be appropriate place for that

  9. X (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 10:20 pm

    Awarding the knighthood to a sick bastard like Slaman Rushdie by the Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a shame.

    Get a life bitch……..

  10. axiomatic (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 10:43 pm

    By burger type I mean those people who try to emulate western cultures without having knowledge of their own, have superficial views based on how things are perceived in western societies, without trying to reinforce the merits of their own heritage. Those people who judge others based on their english accent or expression, who essentially have a very shallow approach towards everything. It is a class of wannabes with different levels of accomplishment. Those who would speak english with their kids or try to behave like a swan while being a crow. These are some of the symptoms of this syndrome that readily come to mind.

  11. redsnapper (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 10:45 pm

    … And the post was about Uni Plaza.

    Around the world in … how many minutes ?

  12. axiomatic (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 11:26 pm


  13. Humair Anwar (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 11:31 pm

    as usual…typical thinking and typical weird ideas….now rumours for like a week or sometinhg will continue….dont worry…its normal here in Paksitan

  14. authoritarian (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 11:47 pm

    [quote]as usual…typical thinking and typical weird ideas….now rumours for like a week or sometinhg will continue….dont worry…its normal here in Paksitan[/quote]

    Right and what are you refering to… salman rushdie or burgers authoring posts here..

    The burger definition is valid.

  15. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 12:01 am

    Karachi may itni aaag kiyun lagti hay :s

  16. X (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 12:34 am

    “Karachi may itni aaag kiyun lagti hay :s”
    Go ask aag. why aag why, y do you come here so often? somebody wants to know!

    @axiomatic, good defintion of burgers…
    In my langauage, I would call them smart ass english medium pakistani iditos trying to become gora/gori. But why some people who are not burger, try to become like them? pagal hain na!

  17. br0ke (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 12:37 am

    freedom of speech Vs blasphemy!!!!!

  18. AH (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 12:46 am

    Just because I don’t agree with something, or am offended by it, does not mean that others should agree with me or that I should curse out or physically harm those individuals. There is a difference between being a child and a grown-up. For example, X is a child.

  19. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 1:40 am

    Student on way to exam centre lands in lockup
    KARACHI, June 20: A jittery class XI student travelling in a minibus to his examination centre on Wednesday landed in a police lockup following a quarrel with a traffic police official who had stopped the vehicle for violating traffic rules.

    The traffic policeman stopped the minibus on Sharea Faisal near the Karsaz bus stop and asked the driver to show his documents so that he could be booked for committing a traffic offence. When the driver told the police that he did not have any papers, ‘negotiations’ began between the police officials and the driver.

    When the process prolonged, the passengers started agitating. A first year (commerce) student, Zulfiqar, was in a hurry to reach his centre and take his English examination. He got off the minibus and started arguing with traffic police ASI Ghulam Haider, asking him to expedite the ‘negotiations’ as he was getting late.

    “We have come to know that Ghulam Haider abused Zulfiqar, who got provoked and a violent fight ensued. The ASI had his nose bone broken in the fistfight,” the SSP Investigation Zone-II, Niaz Khoso, told Dawn.

    An FIR (332/07) was registered by the operation wing of the Sharea Faisal police station against Zulfiqar on the complaint of ASI Ghulam Haider and Zulfiqar was put into the police lockup.

    The police would review his case, and if law permitted, he would be released soon on bail so that he could take his remaining tests, the SSP Investigation said.

  20. Zeeshan Syed (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 1:55 am

    And the purpose of this post is…….????

  21. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 1:55 am

    that cop deserve to be stoned to death.. friggin jerk wasted the educational year of a student and wasted time of countless others on the bus as well as wasted time of other commuters coz of the traffic jam,coz they stop busses bang right in the middle of the road and then negotiate with the driver…

  22. MB (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 2:02 am

    Wow ,I never knew i was burger type. We provide fake news and thats why you come here & read. Great!!

    And can anyone list down all the posts that were fake?
    Axiomatic ??
    I for one have yet to come across any of my posts which ever turn out to be wrong.

  23. BoZz (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 2:07 am

    It is true that this forum only seldom pays notice on topics of importance and that most writers who regularly participate in these bounds are a small community, basking in the glory of their own words and amongst themselves. Opinions echoing back and forth like a game of ping pong.

    However, what gets my goat, are individuals such as ‘axiomatic’ who so obviously love to be in the midst of all this confusion and clatter, desiring to be engaged, lurking around with chameleon characteristics, unburden their hard practiced English in these forums and its habitants.

  24. Tamed~. (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 4:08 am

    Hats off — Axiomatic,

    Agin a stupid post from Unaiza..

    MB & BoZZ koi sahi baat karay to maan lia karo yar.

  25. Zeeshan Syed (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 4:30 am

    I would agree with axiomatic here. He has a few good points. Bozz, you got some text book english going on there!

    TAMED, u r right, that’s why I asked the very purpose of this post

  26. Zeeshan Syed (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 4:36 am

    Oh I had not read the report about the student! Terrible! That would have been a better post but anyway, god damn these policemen! Someone should take that policeman to court! Oh wait, wait… the judges want justice too! Oh sheesh… there is no way out… really!

  27. Anti-MQM (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 5:09 am

    Read this (its urdu) … Mirza Tahir is the leader of Qadiyanis

  28. Faraz Siddiqui (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 11:06 am

    you are 200% right I am with you, this group has been hijacked by few “BURGERS OF KARACHI”.

  29. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 11:30 am

    its true i am not a fan of Unaiza’s posts but did you read what she actually mentioned? from the post:

    A local TV channel, today in breaking news, informed that the Uni-plaza building, Saddar was on fire.

    so it was local channel which was referred. All people who are cursing unaiza are blind enough that they didn’t pay attention on content of post. I think that channel would be none other than GEO.

    It’s amazing that media has become so irresponsible that they just publish anynews without any confirmation.

    And I dont get how come Rushdie and Mirza tahir was dragged in the middle of this post?

  30. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 11:33 am

    Its damn hot today in Karachi. Yesterday it was 42C! Thunderstorm is expected in Karachi.

    Yaar doctor,bhai kuch garmi se bachne k lie tips wips do, tumhara honay ka kia faida?? :>

  31. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 1:10 pm

    well a friend of mine told me that 4rth floor of Bank Alfalah building was on fire yesterday. Not sure whether that accident was being referred or something else.

  32. axiomatic (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 1:54 pm

    Dont be so upset, authors should thank me for trying to imrove the quality of this blog by shaking them up out of the fantasy world. Did Unaiza not post a 2nd hand news that was fake also? I dont want to be over-critical. My intention is that you guys should ‘really’ take posting on this blog as a ‘job’ (not as a hobby), and work accordingly. Write on topics that are meaningful and of common interest, or better still, controvertial.

    And Bozz, I merely try to express myself on different issues. If that seems like a chameleon or a tiger or a monkey to you, that’s really your problem not mine.

  33. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 2:50 pm

    there is Fire near Teen Talwar.

  34. Metro (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 7:40 pm

    “And I dont get how come Rushdie and Mirza tahir was dragged in the middle of this post?”

    I believe that is exactly the point axiomatic seems to be making. Its really disappointing to see the content standard of this blog. Guys, wake up. Why the hell are we discussing a rumor in the first place. OK, the mentioned TV channel, though no one seems to have heard it, aired a wrong news or a rumor. And OUR RESPECTED AUTHORS don’t even seems to have the courtesy to reply to a valid point or a question.
    I agree with the definition of BURGERS by axiomatic with the addition that this bunch is simply living in their own shells. AUTHORS, I am forced to give you the following quote
    Minds are like parachutes, they do not operate unless they are open. Please put some meaningful news, content, that reflects “the way we are, and not that others wants us to be”

  35. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 8:57 pm

    since it is city wide power breakdown,I think MB is unable to make post about Rain :D

    anyways, today’s rain was a wonderful experience and i learnt few things today while coming back to home from office.

  36. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 9:03 pm

    since it is city wide power breakdown,I think MB is unable to make post about Rain :D

    anyways, today’s rain was a wonderful experience and i learnt few things today while coming back to home from office.

  37. Khaaksaar (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 1:35 pm


    When people say, ‘Burger’ they don’t just say ‘Burger’ but, they say ‘Burger Family’. It is possible that they say it due to jealously and out of frustration that they are not as educated and rich as the high class or the medium class. The proof is that those people who say ‘Burger Family’ or ‘Burger’ ( Along with Laughs ) they themselves copy western cultures by trying to look like those whom they call ‘Burger Family’, by wearing western clothes bought from anywhere. They want to live in western countries even though they have to work 18 hours a day (any kinda work) and live in one room (12 people in one room). And since a very long time the name of BUN KABAB, which is still sold on pushcarts, ect, was changed to BURGER. When those people who say ‘Burger Family’ out of spite, they themselves don’t ask for BUN KABAB, but they ask for BURGER. ‘Aik BURGER daina’. Falana BURGER, Dhimkana BURGER. Why BURGER and not BUN KABAB? Lots more to say, but i end it here.

  38. Balma (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 8:04 pm

    * Anti-MQM writes:

    Read this (its urdu) … Mirza Tahir is the leader of Qadiyanis

    ********* And I guess you have a problem with someone expressing condolence on a human being’s death?

    Haalaat nah badlai’n gae, maaloom nah thaa hum ko!

  39. Sohail (unregistered) on June 27th, 2007 @ 6:30 pm

    What is the difference between GEO and FOX news?

    And don’t forget it was GEO which relayed the news of virus getting out of mobile phones and killing people!!

  40. Khaaksaar (unregistered) on June 27th, 2007 @ 10:09 pm

    Very true Unaiza!

    A lie is a lie!

    Wish i get to know which TV channel made the false statement.

    Some people like to taunt, ignore and keep writing Unaiza.

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