Woman raped at Mazar e Quaid mausoleum

A woman was ganged raped at Mazar e Quaid mausoleum recently. While local media for some unknown “reasons” is not covering it properly it has been reported in newspapers & over internet. “According to her statement and that of her husband and family members, she arrived in Karachi from the central Pakistani town of Lodhran three days ago. The newly-wed 19-year-old victim said she was kidnapped at gunpoint by two men from the gate of the mausoleum on 15 March. She told police she was drugged and then raped by her kidnappers and other men who later joined them. In the meantime, her family reported her as missing to the local police. On 17 March, the victim was found in a drugged state by paramilitary personnel on guard duty at the mausoleum.” Read all

A slight different account of the same story is posted here on Emergency Times.

I have often posted on the overall degradation of society & this is just one example. The first speech by Quaid e Azam regarding the safety of life n property seems like a dead ambition. If the second version of the story is true, it makes it even more difficult to provide justice to this victim.

24 Comments so far

  1. Shamsi (shamsi) on March 26th, 2008 @ 3:15 pm

    MB – Thanx

    According to Brigade Police station, the security services at the place is managed by Mazar Managment Board and run by a retired ‘Major’, after severe pressure from PPP MNA Ms. Shehla there was a "ID parade" of all the "Major saheb staff" not at police station – but at the Major saheb security management office in presence of Police. The girl identified ONE person repeatedly 5 times in 2 hours, and he was taken into custody for further interrogation – DNA sampling is under process.

    The Governer SINDH in the meantime have rescheduled the visiting hours at the Place and police is also allowed to snap check & patrol inside the place at random which was earlier banned on the premise that –

    It is Federal Jurisdiction and property of Federal Government therefore ONLY security allowed inside the place shall be Either ‘Islamabad Police or staff of any federal agency for law enforcement’ [ just like election commission of pakistan, supreme court, airports & many places in provinces under direct control of central government ] and every scam of Flesh Trade prevailed inside that boundry with the help of "MAJOR saheb force"

    I visited once with my nephews & neices in 2006, and i was shocked to see the sorry state of the place. Am sure it has worsened further and here comes the reported – ‘ultimate accident’ at Founder of Pakistan place of REST

  2. zeeshan on March 26th, 2008 @ 6:37 pm

    Yaar kia ho raha hai yahan? I don’t get it… it’s like everything is falling apart, we are loosing all our religions, moral and social values faster than anything other thing!

  3. mastqalandar on March 26th, 2008 @ 6:50 pm

    Politicians would use the victims to run their political campaigns and every now and then DAUGHTERS OF PAKISTAN would be raped and humiliated…..

    Then there would be some ULTRA-POSH Feminists who would cry foul for a few days to get their pictures published in the media and then every body would just settle down.

    Who would dare to loose his life to bring Justice for these victims.

    O’ Mohammad Bin Qasim, Where are you, We need you.

    Ya Allah, iss pooreee Pakistani Qaum ko hee Mohammad bin Qasim banadey, Ameeen.

  4. zeeshan on March 26th, 2008 @ 7:01 pm

    Ameen, sum ameen!

  5. ztauseef on March 26th, 2008 @ 8:13 pm

    Enlightened Moderation at work.

    Khilafah is the solution!!

  6. dushanbe on March 26th, 2008 @ 8:15 pm

    We also need Salah-ud-Din… Mohmmad Bin Qasim was very young and kinda lucked out in many ways. While Salah-ud-Din was a soldier of Islam and his people and though he defended his lands with pride & honor he kept the tolerance for Christians and other faiths too. Same goes for Ablai Khan of the Kaziks (one our own).

    suggested films: Kingdom of Heaven & Nomad (a rare glimpse into our roots)

    Secondly please dont blame everything on our government. Lets start by blaming ourselves first. The key is that we dont forget this sad event and convince the authorities to take "sustainable" & "permanent" measures. Yes indeed Salah-ud-Din would have found the rapist and would have publicly executed him, after all that poor girl is daughter of OUR nation.

  7. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on March 26th, 2008 @ 9:32 pm

    Then there would be some ULTRA-POSH Feminists who would cry foul for a few days to get their pictures published in the media and then every body would just settle down.

    Spot on man! you summarized the cult of Feminist pretty well.

  8. balma on March 26th, 2008 @ 10:53 pm

    Miss MB,
    Writing Mazsar-e-Quaid Mausoleum, is perhaps like writing lub-e-daryaa kay kinaaray, or like saying "bay-fazool". i hope you get the drift!


    Did you get to KMB by mistake? You know that K in KMB is for Karachi, a city in Pakistan. I am bit confused by Kazaks, "our own" kind of comments you made….Perhaps, you are at the wrong blog, I presume?

  9. dushanbe on March 27th, 2008 @ 1:10 am

    @ Balma:

    You really need to study our (Pakistan’s) TRUE history and roots NOT what those stupid Indians have injected in our minds. Kaziks are our brothers. Find out who Qutub-ud-din was, find out who Mohammad bin Qasim was, who Ghazni was, where these people come from then write. OK??

    Ye Hindustan nahee Pakistan hai Pakistan…Land of the PURE…

  10. kabirdas on March 27th, 2008 @ 4:23 am

    Ref: zeeshan March 26th, 2008 6:37 pm

    I thought we lost our values long time back. Now we just talked about them.

    Ref: mastqalandar March 26th, 2008 6:50 pm

    Purport of your call to Muhammad bin Qasim is not understood. Wasn’t Muhammad bin Quasim accused of some sexual offence when he was called back from the campaign in Sind ? I don’t say he did. I say he was accused of——–I think.
    Whatever you may say about Taliban let me tell you Mulla Omar took up arms to fight the Afghan war lords when the rape of a boy by a war lord was reported to him. He did not sit on his hanuches and prayed to Allah to do what he was supposed to do. This is a food for thought for all of us.

    Ref: ztauseef March 26th, 2008 8:13 pm

    Sorry, beg to disagree with you. You seem to have misunderstood Enlightened Moderation. You will find persons guilty of such acts are neither Enlightened nor Moderate.

    Ref: dushanbe March 26th, 2008 8:15 pm

    Salah-ud-Din was certainly a great man. At the turn of this century Time Magzine while picking up the man of the 20th cenury also decided to pick up men of previous centuries. It picked Salah-ud-Din as man of the 12th century. There is a good write up in Time about him.
    However, I did not know Salah-ud-Din was in the business of tracking down the rapists and publically executing them!

    Ref: adnansiddiqi March 26th, 2008 9:32 pm

    Beg to submit you sound chauvinist to me.

    Ref: balma March 26th, 2008 10:53 pm

    Nice to see you again —- alive that is. I had almost written you off. What’s is the buzz about our friend ibrahim Alahe Salam. Would be fun to have him here cursing not only the rapist but the victim also at the same time. About Miss MB writing Mazsar-e-Quaid Mausoleum I would say it is not as bad as I once heard a guy saying:
    Main nay usay yay tehrir writing main likh kar dee.
    Now can you beat that.

    Ref: dushanbe March 27th, 2008 1:10 am

    Well, said. I like patriotism be it at the expence of history. That is what TRUE history is all about I suppose. I like TRUE history of Pakistan. Unfortunately I did not know Qutub-ud-Din, Muhammad bin Qasim and Ghazni were all Pakistanis and somehow belonged to Karachi. To learn all this would I have to see the suggested film: Kingdom of Heaven & Nomad (a rare glimpse into our roots) or read some TRUE history book. Can you recommend some TRUE history book. The problem I have with most TRUE history books is that I often confuse them with ISLAMIAT books. Or are they one and the same thing ? I like your stress on ‘Land of the PURE’ while discussing a rape incident. You seem to have a TRUE sense of humour. Keep it up.

  11. balma on March 27th, 2008 @ 8:08 am

    Dushanbe, congratulations on your proficiency in Urdu. Being a Kazak (thief), it must be pretty difficult. I am extremely sorry, i didn’t realize that Pakistan was in Central Asia, neighbor or part of Kazakistan, and not in South Asia. Though i think that Pakistan being a heaven for thiefs, it should be renamed Choristan or Kazakistan.
    Also, I didn’t realize that Muhammad Bin Qasim, Salahuddin bhai, Qutubuddin Aibak and Mahmood Ghaznavi were all chores (i.e. Kazaks).
    I will take your advice and pick up a book on Pakistan’s history.
    Thanks again.

    KabirDittah, you got me there. I have never heard the ridiculous line you have quoted. It almost seems fake. But, then youu never know.

  12. IUnknown (iunknown) on March 27th, 2008 @ 10:16 am

    @dushanbe: u r right . But we neeed to improvise ourselves first. ALLAH wont give us good leaders untill we improvise. Jasi qaum, waisay hukumran.

    @balma(a.k.a kabirdas) has started shitting again here. He is too much frustrated after becoming murtid and he is trying his best to spew his frustration here.

  13. Shamsi (shamsi) on March 27th, 2008 @ 12:15 pm


    shifting / drifiting from Topic is some’s favorite agenda.

    Allah is not going to come and start to HELP US unless we really wish to HELP ourselves 1st.

    Serious detrioration of values, safety, security and deploring state of family structure is reason of such ‘accidents’, which we will all witness on increase in times ahead. We shall pray for Mercy and start to Get Our homes straight before it knock on our door

  14. بستنی (wasiq) on March 27th, 2008 @ 12:51 pm

    Hamari jan pey banni hai aur aap ko masti soujh rahee hai…….woh toh shukar hai kay negro aaya agar woman president hota toh kya hota….

    Btw,if a 24hours is not possible how about a 2hours 7-9 McDonald’s stand serving breakfast to the morning walkers/joggers inside the compound….

  15. Shamsi (shamsi) on March 27th, 2008 @ 8:01 pm

    Business Plus – Jasmeen Grilled the administrator of Mazar Mr. Mohammed Arif Khan who happens to be 1st class magisterate himself. He sure is involved himself in this case as he failed to answer A question Twice in same context, – we shall not let this case subside…. !

    Ausaf International is the name of Security company owned by retired major, it is disclosed only 3 days back that it is not part of mazar managment board, damn…………..damn…………….damn………..what impersonation and defiance we all face from these EX-Serviceman.

    — COAS MUST take notice and resolve a new army act for impersonaton by EX-Serviceman who are more con-artists then any petty crimnal,

  16. kabirdas on March 28th, 2008 @ 1:35 am

    Ref: balma March 27th, 2008 8:08 am

    It is a bit of digression but interesting:

    1. The Urdu word Qazaq meaning Raider and Dakoo etc derives from the Kazaks of Kazakistan.
    2. I promise you ‘written tehrir likh kar dee’ has not not been made up by me. I am not that clever. I heard a relation of mine saying it many a times. He was a retired junior commissioned officr who was proud to have served under British. His mother tongue was a dialect of Punjabi, learned to speak Urdu and picked up few words of English when in Army. Do you believe me now:-)
    3. You used the word ridiculous. Now hear this:
    Hannibal, after his victory at Cannae, was marching upon Rome when, at the very gates, he had a dream in which a voice told him to go back. He obeyed the voice, and the grateful Romans built on that spot an altar to a new god whom they called Ridiculous——–ie, the god who makes a man go back. (Re: J T Shotwell ‘The Religious Revolution of Today, p 34)

    The good news is our friends ‘iunknown’ and ‘ibrahim’ are back huffing and puffing. You better watch out.
    Do me a favour. Note my name is kabirdas and not KabirDittah. You may yourself be KabirDittah as alleged by our good muslim friends—–may be rightly so!

    Ref: iunknown March 27th, 2008 10:16 am

    Dear friend well come back. Pray,let us know how to "improvise" ourselves since Allah will not give us good leaders until we " improvise". As per your edict I am ready to ‘improvise’ provided I know how to ‘improvise’.
    Please do not associate me with this murtid ‘balma’. I reckon I am as good a muslim as they come. Sh** is a kind of word not used in a gathering of SHURFA. Probobaly you were not taught this when young. Not your fault. You were perhaps taught by some Mulla how to become a good muslim by cursing people around you. Go and do KULLEE first and then talk.
    In any case it must be ‘balma’ who is sh****** here. Not me chief because if and when I did you will be buried under it.
    I must end here before the power goes off. Take care.

  17. balma on March 28th, 2008 @ 7:11 am

    I am under the impression that dittah and das mean the same thing. I could be wrong.

    Also, you are absolutely right about meaning of the word Qazaaq in Urdu. I won’t be bragging about any connection with chores:-)
    Such use of the word qazaq in Urdu is of course derogatory, just like if you check an Urdu dictionary, you will notice that the word hindu also means the same. Our people are not very politically correct.

    Hazrat Ibrahim aleh Salam phir aag may kood gayae hain, and you better get there before the aag is turned into gulzaar (Rabi-ul-avval thread)

    Can someone tell me how to track updates to threads in KMB. Previously, you could see which threads were most reently updated. How do you do that in new KMB? Without actually clicking on the thread.

  18. dushanbe on March 28th, 2008 @ 8:12 am

    INDIA kul ke super power jiss se hum zeroorat se ziyda impress hain – dekho or ibrut hasil kero. (Be proud to be Pakistanis)


  19. بستنی (wasiq) on March 28th, 2008 @ 10:01 am

    oh yes jasmeen ki jaga bhi toh khali hai why don’t we give her a chance here on a temporary basis ofcourse…..that way everybody will know what an uphill task iam doing…!

  20. Shamsi (shamsi) on March 28th, 2008 @ 11:50 am

    @BOZZ what you mean ? a rape is a rape which destroy LIVES, it is not about venue or place specific, I Voiced that why it was not covered promptly here? on this metblog –

  21. kabirdas on March 28th, 2008 @ 9:33 pm

    Ref: balma March 28th, 2008 7:11 am

    You are wrong. Ditta mens ‘gave’ or ‘given’ like it is used in such names as Allah Ditta and Piran Ditta etc. Das is a Snsakrit or Hindi word which means ‘server’ or ‘servent’ like in names ‘Eshwar Das’ and ‘Bhagwan Das’ etc. Kabir as you know is one of Allah’s names meaning Big. So Kabir Das means servant of Allah. How is that? Will you now call me Kabir Das or Kabir Ditta :-) Come to think of it’ you will agree, all of us happen to be ‘Kabir Ditta’ or ‘Kabir Das.’ including our friends ‘iunknown’ and ‘ibrahim’. Wonder what would they say to this:-)
    Right now I am very busy fighting on differnt fronts; with Americans in Washingtonpost.com about their war on terror, a group of about 40 odd Englishmen (friends) about rule of law. And now may also go over to lookinto this affair of the new movie which has been released in Holland against Islam and Quran. Have to give them also my piece of mind. I can request ‘ibrahim’ and ‘iunknown’ to take care of this but knowing them instead of proving them wrong them end up further strengthening their case:-)
    I will revert back to ibrahim as soon as possible. Mind you it is not all that easy to argue with an uneducated person. It is difficult to bring him up to your level and equally difficult to lower yourslef to his level.
    Unfortunately I don’t have an Urdu dictionary readily available with me. I will check what does Hindu mean. I thought it meant resident of Hind ie India. What dou mean our people are not politicall correct. Don’t Hindus call themselves as Hindus?
    Now can you tell me was Mahmood Ghznavi of Ghazni was a Kazak? He surely acted like one, raiding and plundring in the good name of Allah.

  22. balma on March 28th, 2008 @ 10:59 pm

    Oh, KabirDas, sorry. I thought I knew every thing. Now I know that is not true, I ‘almost’ know every thing.
    Also, should we now refer to Justice Bhagvandas of Karachi as Abdul Bhagvan?
    I have stopped arguing with people. People, esp Pakistanis, have no capacity to change (I actually think most Paksitanis are sociopaths).

    The use of ‘our people’ is quite loaded. The definition can stretch and shrink based on how much trouble I get into :-)

    I can only guess why, or philosophize why, but according to the dictionary, one meaning of Hindu in Urdu (at least at some point in history) was thief. Obviously, this is just one meaning. Also, when people in Dushanbe’s country or in the middle east say Hindu, they don’t mean people whom we refer to as Hindu (in the religeous sense), but to all the inhabitants of Hind which until very recently included Pakistan as well.

    There are many other politically incorrect examples in Urdu. No use discussing them.

    Mahmood Ghaznavi was a Turkic…..His father Subugtugin was perhaps a chief of one of several Turkic groups roaming around central Asia and Afghanistan in those days. Many people in Turkey, UZbekistan, Kazakistan, Sinkiang, India, Pakistan etc are Turkic.

  23. kabirdas on March 29th, 2008 @ 1:30 am

    Ref: balma March 28th, 2008 10:59 pm

    In today’s The News there is a full page ad (first inside page) titled ZONG say it all. then the whole page is littered with graffiti normally seen at the back of trucks and other public transport. One such graffiti in Urdu is : ‘Tum Salma, maen Balma’. Seeing this I just wondered if you have something to do with this:-)
    Now on a bit serious note, weren’t we supposed to discuss this issue of rape. So far it seems the only remedy that we have found against it is to pray and hope Allah sends Muhammad bin Qasim, Ghazi Sallah u Din and Mahmood Ghaznavi back to help us out in this regard. That is fair enough. What I would like to know is whether to wait for these guys till ‘kingdom come’ or in the mean time we should also do something about it ourselves for a change.
    I think this is not something new as we tend to believe. What is new is the fact that it gets reported now like it never did before. I feel no qualm to say that the problem perhaps started soon after Adam ate the apple blame for which we most conveniently and squarely put at the door step of Eve. Another thing which we tend to believe is that this crime is more common in the west. I don’t think so. It just so happens that their’s is an open society. They do not sweep their evils under the rug. They bring them out in the open, discuss it, think about it, do some research about it and try to tackle with it as best as they can. Beside their definition of rape is also slightly different which makes it look more common there.
    Now I think since research is not in our culture we should take advantage of their research and see what they have done in this regard and then try to benefit from their experince. There is no need to reinvent the wheel again. We should follow their example as far as possible keeping our local conditions in mind.
    I think it may require some special legislation on the part of govt and help of NGOs to deal with its various aspects. I understand there are some NGOs in Pakistan which deal with this issue. These NGOs may have to be further encouraged and further strengthened to make them more effective. We can’t leave every thing to the govt.
    I just now googoled for a while and discovered there one such NGO in our city (there may be others also) by tht name of WAR (war against rape). Wonder how well they are doing in this war.
    So what do you say guys about what I have just now said? Waiting for Allah is ok. But what should be our approach till Allah’s help arrives.

  24. بستنی (wasiq) on March 29th, 2008 @ 7:16 am

    char akhbar roz nikalta houn still the room looks like a dump….i can understand their plight…..

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