Karachi welcomes Aitzaz Ahsan

Aitzaz Ahsan welcomed to KarachiKarachi gave a rousing welcome to Aitzaz Ahsan on his arrival to Karachi late Tuesday night. A large group of lawyers, civil society activists and political parties had gathered to welcome the hero of the judicial movement in Pakistan to Karachi. It was perhaps the first time since he step foot on Karachi soil since his imprisonment back in November

A large police presence in riot gear was also seen surrounding the area but everything remained peaceful. Aitzaz Ahsan came out of the arrival lounge around 8:40pm and was instantly greeted by the awaiting supporters who immediately took him off his feet and carried him to his awaiting car, but before he could depart the awaiting media herded him into a corner to ask a few questions after some time the jubilant crowd celebrated the heros arrival to later give him a rousing send off in the awaiting car. It was a delight to see this hero given a rousing welcome to Karachi.

76 Comments so far

  1. shoaib on March 13th, 2008 @ 6:53 pm

    Thanks Doctor for the updated information. You know every thing. Are you sure Rehan Kana was using Red Alto at that time. You must have had some ride with him. What happened afterwards, why you parted ways with him. is there something very personal which you cannot share and which led you parting ways with him. Some very fishy thing happended, i am certain, if not sure.
    Why should always Karachi fight for others war. The suo moto notice of Chief law officer of the country(CJP)for the missing person was the top most bone of contention between Musharraf and Chief law officer of the country(CJP), isn’t it.. Why the Chief law officer of the country(CJP) never took any suo moto notice for the 28 missing persons of Karachi. Are they not the citizens of the soil. Truth is very bitter Doctor and we have to face it. Why not we point this out also. Is every one biased and dont want to highlight the problems of people of Karachi. We have rights on the city Doctor plus we have responsibilities as well. One responsibility is to show the truth and the injustices being done with Karachi. Can we also share the responsibilities.

  2. balma on March 13th, 2008 @ 8:36 pm

    * doctor writes:

    first just get your own house in order

    This makes me wonder if he/she is an outsider?!?!?!?!
    May be you are getting too emotional on KMB, and would prefer to be on *MB?

  3. d0ct0r (d0ctor) on March 13th, 2008 @ 8:58 pm

    This makes me wonder if he/she is an outsider?!?!?!?!

    Terrorist are roaming scot free with impunity beating women protestors, kidnapping journalists/mediamen right here in karachi and you whine about Pakistani laws not being applied in tribal areas..

  4. d0ct0r (d0ctor) on March 13th, 2008 @ 9:18 pm

    This makes me wonder if he/she is an outsider?!?!?!?!

    whats next.. This makes me wonder if he/she is a jamati? ..

  5. d0ct0r (d0ctor) on March 13th, 2008 @ 10:02 pm

    would you kick out all those journalists and cameramen who captured MQM terrorists live on camera while they manhandled and thrashed women protesters and journalists and tag all of them as "outsider" for exposing MQM’s terrorism..

  6. balma on March 14th, 2008 @ 12:43 am

    In principle, I would be against all kind of Badmashi and in favor of rule of law, all over Pakistan including so called tribal areas.

    How about you?

    Thanks for bringing it up… Are you a jamati too?

  7. concerned on March 14th, 2008 @ 12:57 am


    Please read a more nuetral version of the story,


    They talk about an actual clash between women first and then unknown men jumping in. They could have been MQM and they could have been Jamiati, the fact of the matter is you know nothing about what actually happened and neither do i.

    As for the tribal areas getting any amenities, I can vouch for this myself that some tribal areas have decent swerage and water lines laid, roads and also there are grid lines through which Wapda used to provide them electricity. They have stopped supplying electricity to most of it because they didnt pay any bills for a long time. Also they dont pay any form of tax. So please know wht ur talking abt before you speak.

  8. balma on March 14th, 2008 @ 1:42 am

    *They have stopped supplying electricity to most of it because they didnt pay any bills for a long time.

    I don’t think they were ever asked to pay their bills. Once in late 80s, I was talking to a Central Govt babujee and he told me in ThaiTh Panjabi (he used to claim that was actually Urdu) that the feds want to corrupt these guys by giving free bijli, so they will prefer TV and fridge over maaraa maari and ghunda gardi….
    It didn’t work I guess.

    also, some of the biggest enemies of tribal pathans are the pathans living in settled areas of NWFP. It is only jamatis and pseudo jamatis like Imran Khan who are all praise about the tribes.

  9. بستنی (wasiq) on March 14th, 2008 @ 8:46 am

    Hum khaak main milein toh milein laikin ay sipheir
    iss shoukh ko bhi rah pey laana zaroor tha….
    (mon,16 june,1997)

  10. d0ct0r (d0ctor) on March 14th, 2008 @ 2:49 pm

    @Balma what about these mutahida terrorists and kidnappers, they’re Insider/real Locals right? while those who are protesting and exposing MQM are all "outsiders"

  11. d0ct0r (d0ctor) on March 14th, 2008 @ 2:52 pm

    Muttahida (MQM altaf bai) slammed over violence outside KPC

    KARACHI, March 13: All political outfits particularly the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) should recognise the right to freedom of expression of others and must avoid harassing and torturing people who try to record their protests in front of the Karachi Press Club.

    A number of such observations were made during a protest meeting against the manhandling of journalists who were covering a protest demonstration organised by the Mohajir Qaumi Movement (Haqiqi) outside the KPC on March 12. The meeting was organised by the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ).

    KUJ president Khurshid Tanvir strongly condemned the incident. Criticising the role of Rangers and police, he said that personnel of security forces remained present almost all the day along around the KPC but on March 12 they utterly failed to control the situation. Mr Tanvir said that the incident was a continuity of the present government’s atrocities against journalists and political opponents. He urged the Sindh government to arrest those responsible for the violent incident.

    KPC president Najeeb Ahmed said that violence against journalists had hurt the feelings of the entire journalist fraternity. He recalled that senior journalist and editor of Weekly Takbeer, Salahuddin, and others were killed by a ‘political mafia’, adding that “were not afraid and would continue our struggle for the rights of the oppressed people and for the freedom of press”.

    The former president of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Mr Irfan, said that the journalist community had no affiliation with any specific political party and could not be intimidated by such tactics.

    Senior journalist Abdul Hameed Chhapra said that the KPC was a place of peace and Muttahida could not succeed in using journalists for its vested interests.

    Laeeq Yousuf Zai said that he went out of the KPC to speak to those who were against manhandling the journalists, instead they tried to kidnap him. He said they kidnapped a journalist who later was released at Regal Chowk after being tortured.

    KPC vice-president Saeed Sarbazi said that a committee should be formed to review all aspects of the incident. TV Journalists’ Association president Faisal Aziz also insisted on the formation of the committee.

    Yousaf Khan said that this violence was an attack on the freedom of the press. He said that journalists would take to the streets if no action was taken against the accused.—PPI


  12. d0ct0r (d0ctor) on March 14th, 2008 @ 2:58 pm

    people like you and Altaf bai who create ethnic and racial disharmony are the real menace and MQM can never be a mainstream party unless it stops stirring ethnic hatred..

  13. d0ct0r (d0ctor) on March 14th, 2008 @ 3:08 pm

    MQM have a history of kidnapping/killing/murdering/torturing/threatening/black mailing journalist who try to expose MQM’s terrorism .. pictures and videos don’t lie..

    "The list of journalists was produced by the Mujahir Rabita Council (MRC) political group, and faxed on 22 May from the headquarters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), a coalition partner in the government of President Musharaff.

    Subsequently, on 29 May, an envelope containing bullets was reportedly attached to the windscreen of journalist Mazhar Abbas’s car, and bullets were found on the driver’s seats of cars used by photographers Zarrah Khan and Asif Hassan, all in the city of Karachi.

    Mazhar Abbas is a correspondent for the French news agency Agence France Presse (AFP), and Secretary General of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. Zarrah Khan is a correspondent and photographer for the US news agency Associated Press; Asif Hassan is an AFP photographer. Mazhar Abbas and Zarrah Khan had both been named on the MRC list.

    The other journalists listed were: Azhar Abbas of Dawn TV; Zafar Abbas of the daily newspaper Dawn; Aneeq Ahmed and Shaheen Sehbai of ARY TV; Dawn columnist Ayaz Amir; Asfar Imam of Aaj TV; Zahid Hussain of Geo TV; Dr Shahid Masood of Geo TV; Sajjad Mir of TV One; Irfan Siddiqui of daily Nawa-e-Waqt.

    According to the Asian Human Rights council, in the fax the MRC denounced the 12 journalists, warning them to change their critical views of President Musharaff and MQM leader Altaf Hussain. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan secretary general, Iqbal Haider, was also named on the list.

    The list and death threats follow a prolonged history of violent attacks on journalists in Pakistan, and a recent clampdown on freedom of expression in the country. "


  14. d0ct0r (d0ctor) on March 14th, 2008 @ 3:10 pm

    Pakistani journalists receive bullets threat

    Pakistan : AFP and AP journalists are left envelopes with bullets

  15. d0ct0r (d0ctor) on March 14th, 2008 @ 3:14 pm

    Amnesty/Reuters/Reporters without borders(RSF) they’re all jamati too .. right balma?

  16. balma on March 14th, 2008 @ 6:43 pm

    * My own earlier postIn principle, I would be against all kind of Badmashi and in favor of rule of law, all over Pakistan including so called tribal areas.

    How about you?


    D*, did you miss this question for you?

  17. d0ct0r (d0ctor) on March 15th, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

    B* finally after all that effort you’re talking some sense.. terrorism in any form by any one,be it a bearded terrorist,or pir Sahib of london town MQM Altaf bai’s terrorist birgade,be it Americans killing innocent Pakistanis,be it Israelis killing innocent Palestinians, should be condemned.. but bottomline is that we as karachiites are more concerned about mutahida’s terrorists running amok,lurking around in our own backyard and we should deal with them first(like you said *kick their fucking butt* ) rather then pointing fingers and whining n worrying about others..

  18. shoaib on March 16th, 2008 @ 12:41 pm

    welcome in Karachi Doctor. Karachi welcome you like many of the million aliens who are living here. You must respect the mandate of Karachi as well.

  19. بستنی (wasiq) on March 18th, 2008 @ 7:18 am

    anything is nothing to bring you up to the nelson’s blood……many of the most airlines run on low income planes but you cannot run an airline on the lowest income plane and show profit…..:-p

    chooo kar merey maan ko kia tu ney kya ishara
    badla yeah mousam laga piyala jag sara…….(3/18/2008)

  20. Shamsi (shamsi) on March 18th, 2008 @ 1:04 pm

    Look at the horizon – Look at TWO LEGENDRY Figures of PPP joining hands, fogging away the widower., Makhdoom saheb of Hala will play the Sindh Card, Aitzaz Ahsan will lock horn with N league on Judicary issue – :)

    Statments from Kiyani shows itch in his balls as well, – IS someone asking COAS again & again of his role in future or is he trying to stay in news for sake of people not forgetting what Khaki has to do with INFANT MORTALITY of DHAY-MO Cracy,

    With commoners like US suffering from Power shortage and Fuel prices multiplying on 1st & 15th of every month, Nawaz Badmash have given an statment – "hamay khoon alood pakistan aur to-tay ho-ay Ida-ray dea-ay ja rahay hain" we shall read between lines what message he have conveyed to people.

  21. d0ct0r (d0ctor) on March 18th, 2008 @ 11:30 pm

    Branded suiting

    While PPP and PML-N(MNAs) maintained sober outlook, the MQM members were noticed for their flamboyance. The qameez-pyjama of yore had been replaced by expensive branded suiting. Perhaps Altaf Bhai should take note of this, a colleague could not resist pointing out to an MQM member.


  22. shoaib on March 19th, 2008 @ 3:49 am

    Sorry, but I am folding over laughing. This is the most ludicrous thing that I have heard. I am not concerned with the comments of biased media which would have commented negatively if MQM members wore qameez-pyjama. They have to criticize in any case. BTW all of the MQM members are well educated and have purchased it from their halal income not from illegal resources. Why is every one so concerned. Why have you not pointed out about the most expensive cars and the source of income for purchase which were used by our newly elected parliamentarians.

  23. d0ct0r (d0ctor) on March 19th, 2008 @ 2:20 pm


    Altaf bai keep a close eye on all those Halal earnings(aka Bhata/extortion money) and if he does not receives his due share in time then he nails that member,i hope you remember the case of Khalid bin waleed ,Altaf bai thought that he had misappropriated "halal earnings" so he was instantly gunned down by MQM’s foot soldiers.. same is the case here,if these members are sending branded suits to Altaf bai then well n good otherwise Altaf bai will instantly nail them.

  24. d0ct0r (d0ctor) on March 19th, 2008 @ 2:26 pm

    coz according to people close to Altaf bai,he often gets really depressed that these members are having the time of their life using MQM’s and his name while he himself is living in exile and can’t even enter pakistan

  25. shoaib on March 19th, 2008 @ 9:04 pm

    I dont say anthing about your words but i am very eager to know exactly how do you get all these information. Are you an MQM insider, MQM (Forward Bloc) or something else. You know every thing starting from which car Rehan Kana was using and till the feelings of altaf bhai that when he gets feeling of being depressed. You can be the family doctor, you can be the cook of altaf bhai or ???? (yes definately wife to nahee ho sakte).
    Come on share, we want to know in detail about our most valued blogger, doctor..

  26. بستنی (wasiq) on March 22nd, 2008 @ 9:28 am

    the wordpress is under my umbrella now….yanna rascala mind it…!

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