ban on demonstrations/rallies in the city

You had to know it was coming, what with the latest court decisions taking place! But whats even more interesting is how they went about implementing it. (Heard this on the radio (BBC Pakistan) so no attribution as yet, if anyone has a link to this story, please forward).

Some govt offical came on to say that keeping in view of the Supreme’s Court notice of the city’s traffic problem, we’re looking at pulling out all the stops to ensure smooth traffic. Rallies and demonstrations are a cause of traffic disruption, so they are now being banned!

Talk about being smooth. I, for one, am happy by this move, the rallies did nothing but disrupt life anyway, with everyone blaming the other party of ‘having hidden agendas’ or ‘hiring people to be present’ at them. Good riddance to bad rubbish!

7 Comments so far

  1. MS (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 7:59 pm

    Very good decision indeed; all they have to do now is to enforce it and don’t let anyone block the main roads for whatever reason.

    Idiots who block the roads don’t consider the pain and frustration that a person has to go through on the road b/c of the traffic blockage.

  2. Ahmed (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 8:23 pm

    Excellent decision indeed! No demonstrations!!!

  3. Silver (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 9:13 pm

    I dont care… they manage to wreck up our lives one way or the other.

  4. aaXz (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 9:20 pm

    I hope it works but, really, whats to stop them?

    In the past there were rallies, police tried to stop them, and then there were riots. Oh and not to mention a KFC gets ambushed. Those KFC people are a real inspiration, come what may, they keep on going.

  5. muhammed ansari (unregistered) on August 26th, 2007 @ 3:32 am

    too be honest i personally belive ban on demonstration and rallies is a step backwards, it does nothing more then just saying that we are not a democarcy, rallies and demonstrations are supposed too be the way one voices there opionon if this is banned then wht is the means awa is supposed to turn to to voice there opinon

  6. Reality_Check (unregistered) on August 26th, 2007 @ 6:18 am

    How about allowing them on public holidays, until this traffic mess is sorted out. Better still move the press club to National highway or Northern Bypass :-)

  7. Bolshevik (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 9:54 pm

    Better still move the press club to National highway or Northern Bypass :-)

    No no no no HELL NO!!! :-O

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