Hanged to a pole of Uncertainty

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http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/10/octmb/PHTO0009-thumb.JPGKarachi is once again the hub of political activity & even an alien would know why, from the decoration done by PPP. From an artist point of view I give them 10/10 but what, if any, will change in Karachi’s life with her arrival?. Talking about ghareeb awaam wearing worlds most expensive specs she looked so naive on TV yesterday. And indeed her BMWs are impressive but believe it or not, our awaam are still fool enough to embrace a thief. But no wonder Benazir has enough money to match our presidents 1500 rupee + One biryani free standard on May 12 eve in Islamabad rally. So rest assure a samandar of public will come but still stay away from SF. Our police/Rangers who were on mars, therefore absent from duty, for a cup of tea on May 12 would be escorting her in a bullet proof truck today by hijacking the city. Her life is so precious for this nation’s sake, isn’t it?. It’s only in our world that life is hibernated for one man/woman.

Over decades Karachi has gained another distinction. It was there before but now it’s an unofficial law itself. It has developed a highly credible system of lawlessness, one that would be of interest for city planners & researchers. Lately it seems to me a mafia town or something like what we use to see in HW cowboy movies where might is right. You have to be ready with your gun (money, power, and status/class) to survive. People behave differently if you tell how much money you have & if are the ABC of XYZ. These days Pakistan Plunderers Party is everywhere & mistaken for some PPP workers as we incidentally sat next to some interior Sindh guest, we were given special treatment by the dhaba walas. So you see, even the guy serving food at Boat Basin dhaba‘s behave differently. Our tip indeed disappointed him later. The officer in Intermediate Board gives you a smile if you tell him that you are from the Militant Qaumi Movement. The walls have banners of the terrorist Altaf, with slogans beautifying our already beautiful board office. Then you have places where same kaarnama is done by some Benazir-Jiyalas. An estimate of amounts spend on BBs arrival will bring figure around 15-20 million. But that’s noting compared to the money her MR. 10% was able to suck from you & me in her gov. To make the script more interesting we have areas which seem like South Afghanistan. Visiting Sohrab Goth or any slums area is itself both an irony and treat. You feel as if the Mullah Military Association governs here. Finding a woman without a burqa is quite difficult. The only party which is dispersed or no concrete presence is Pakistan Military League of Quacks. If one is suppose to summarize the whole city in a line, how it would be done?

I call it a purposeless/direction-less city which acts like a country itself with small states self governed by criminals/elites/big-shots/politicians or a mix of these. I remember very well that being associated with Aslam Natha was a privilege in our area 10-15 years back. Everyone knew his profile yet the highly-educated (lolz) people of my area voted for him always. This is exactly the reason why I say EDUCATED & not the UNEDUCATED are a bigger mess for this country. Times have changed & now some sector in-charge might have taken his place but who cares about names or parties, what we see in the end is a city with growing insecurity, lawlessness, inflation, collapse of health/education. The resultant is that some areas are growing well & others are going further backwards, making a distorted picture overall. Society is disintegrating on the basis of different variables. Variables our political masters craft once every now and then in the name of national interest or enlightenment or progress ETC. Now who gives a s** to a piece of cotton called wardi in WEST?. But in our case it seems whole nation has been brainwashed for this wardi’s sake. Our president acts like a child deprived of chocolate & would sOon die if a decision of his likening didn’t come & he threatens country’s SC that ONLY IF I am elected/ selected I will give up wardi. Anyone can hijack any public issue anytime. Even the transporter wala‘s have the guts to challenge gov. & law. The doodh & naan walas have their own law of land.

While tamaatar reach 140-160 rupees our leaders who are suppose to decide our fate are busy in deals, sharing (eating?) formulas, ministry allocation, some planning on how-to recover money from public after elections. Non-issues are issues & issues are no where in their manifesto. I hardly see how any change will come into the lives of ordinary men for which such a fuss is being created. With future scenario already certain in Sindh MQM is rightly silent against PPP for now as it knows the distribution of Pizza formula coming form GHQ for next government & that free-from-scrutiny; far-from-fair elections are coming closer. Also, MQM & PPP have one thing in common; they both believe in lets-plunder-together policy. The stage is all set under director Mush,producer WEST & title “An enlightened couple” from the typical Roti, Kapra, and Makan. productions. Who says awaam cannot be fooled in 21st century?

My friend asked me last year, before coming to Karachi if things have changed since 90s. I told him that the furniture is same, the colors have been changed & the covers have been replaced. The Karachi of 50s, 60s we use to hear from barey mian‘s seem like all lies now. Uncertainty was never so certain in this city as everyone hangs to pole of hope.

13 Comments so far

  1. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on October 18th, 2007 @ 1:45 pm

    MB !

    the whole scenario of BB return will be having a Twilight (hehehehe) affect on the people of Pakistan,.

    at the end you narrowed your post by making it local only to Karachi.

    Whereas your post lines are bouncing between the geographical boundries of Pakistan and Karachi city.

    JAB Ankh khuli gi tou phir dobara SOS and Military will jump in.

    The new COAS Kiyani WAS military secretary of BB in past, but Uniform is Loyal to Uniform not to the cast religion or sect.

  2. VL D:MON (unregistered) on October 18th, 2007 @ 2:53 pm

    talkin about politicians all of them bark a lot bt do nothin.from General.P.M to Muhtarma B.B all are the same.i also think tht in the next coming government only faces will change nt the trends.i agree tht a SAMANDAR of people has been raised by Muhtarma bt how come we could give a chance to a politician whos government was the most corrupt..????

    when will US (awam) will understand tht to try the tried isnt worthy…??

    why r WE going to make the officials(mianly politicians) to hand over OUR beloved PAKISTAN to US….??

    why r WE losing OUR giagantic power…??

    WE could not let the wicked politicians use US…

    no matter BB arives or BILL CLINTON ,, WE(AWAM) wud not be having any advantages…

    roti karpra or makan >

    kch umeed hi jag jaya g…

    habib jalib said in his poem dastoor…

    Deep jis ka mehlaat hee mein jaley
    Chand logon kee khushion ko lay kar chaley
    Voh jo saya mein har muslihat kay chaley
    Aisey dastoor ko subha-e-beynoor ko
    Main nahin manta, main nahin jaanta

    Main bhee khauf naheen takhtaa-e-dar say
    Main bhee Mansoor hoon keh do Aghyaar say
    Zulum kee baat ko, jail kee raat ko
    Main nahin manta, main nahin jaanta

    politicians hamian mauf karo,apni dhal na bnao,or jinay do,,,

  3. VL D:MON (unregistered) on October 18th, 2007 @ 2:59 pm

    please cud someone tell me the steps to be an author of karachi metblogs….?????please..please..anyone>>>

  4. VL D:MON (unregistered) on October 18th, 2007 @ 3:04 pm

    please cud someone tell me the steps to be an author of karachi metblogs….?????please..please..anyone>>>

  5. JAY (unregistered) on October 18th, 2007 @ 3:06 pm

    SC will reject NRO and she will go back to exile. Its simple!! She is just here to have that Biryani :)

  6. asa (unregistered) on October 18th, 2007 @ 3:14 pm

    Ya Allah I also pray to you that please give a little bit sense ( wisdom) to the karachi people….which is still sleeping i don’t know why….terrorist MQM & looters PPP are tested missile ..they deliver nothing still we are hoping something.

    God Bless karachi

  7. zEE (unregistered) on October 18th, 2007 @ 4:05 pm

    Bhutto zindabad
    Benazir Murdabad

  8. HITMAN (unregistered) on October 18th, 2007 @ 4:54 pm

    Where r those MQM supporters who wanted CJ & Imran to keep out of KHI so that the “traffic” and the routine karachi life isn’t disturbed. What do they have to say abt it now?

  9. HITMAN (unregistered) on October 18th, 2007 @ 4:57 pm

    Talking abt the SAMANDAR of people, thats y I believe that the current form of democracy isn’t suitable at all for Pakistan. When u can hurl a load of ppl on the roads like sheeps who don’t know whats the agenda is then this kind of leadership the Pakistan has to face. Hence only the “cream” should be allowed to vote.

  10. sadia (unregistered) on October 18th, 2007 @ 7:27 pm

    Daughter of Corruption returns home

    Finally, the countless visits to “White House” is paid off. Eight years with no good income and especially, when Bilawal is going to Oxford University. Do you think is time to spend 16 Billion dollars in reserve.

    Don’t tell me people of Pakistan are blind and had gold-fish memory. Read following comment that made by Azad Bhatti, a 35-year-old poultry farmer from the southern city of Hyderabad:

    “When Benazir Bhutto is in power there is no bomb blast because she provides jobs and there is no frustration among the people,” he said. “whatever she thinks is for the betterment of the people.”

  11. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on October 18th, 2007 @ 7:37 pm

    Quote: …that the furniture is same, the colors have been changed & the covers have been replaced…:Unquote An excellent line, MB. Also, I equally enjoyed your post heading.

  12. HASSAN' (unregistered) on October 19th, 2007 @ 2:34 am

    Latest news is there is 2 blasts during the rally at karsaz flyover. 40+ dead and 100+ injured. BB is safe.

  13. MB (unregistered) on October 19th, 2007 @ 11:24 am

    Poor people

    The one who should GO is SAFE. Luck is cruel.

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