Bandar on the Loose

A day before havoc was created when a stray monkey went berserk near Regal Chowk and Electronic Market area – the news report published by Daily Times its hilarious to see how the incident played out

A large number of people, including shopkeepers, customers and area residents, gathered to watch the monkey walk around and perform a variety of antics. Several children came out of their homes to watch while many women looked from their balconies. The crowd blocked several vehicles when they followed the monkey onto the road.

Eyewitnesses said that the monkey tried to climb on to cars and the women in them started screaming. Traffic police rushed to the scene and attempted to catch the monkey. However, the monkey slapped a policeman and climbed on to the advertisement board of one of the shops. “Nobody informed us,” said ASI Tariq, the duty officer at Preedy police station. “We would have done something if somebody had made a complaint.”

After some time, the crowd started playing around with the monkey by throwing bananas and other fruit at it. Some children threw stones at it, annoying the monkey, which then injured five people with its paws. Nobody knows where this monkey came from, said a shopkeeper.

Later, when the crowd dispersed, the monkey calmed down and climbed into the balcony of a residential flat. It slept there till evening. Officials of the Sindh wildlife department were also unaware of the event. “I was out of the city on a personal assignment and will see to this myself on Wednesday morning,” said Game Warden Rasheed Ahmed Khan.

9 Comments so far

  1. Tariq Khanani (tariqkhanani) on September 12th, 2008 @ 7:42 am

    Bandar aur DON ko pakarna muskhil hi nahein namumkin hay :p

  2. ameerhamza on September 12th, 2008 @ 8:33 am

    I read this report and was amused. Let me tell you that this kind of news is no news in India as there are lot of banders. In Karachi, this surely is news to me and lot of other karachiwallas.

  3. cyrenity on September 12th, 2008 @ 10:26 am

    not actually in india, but regions where monkey’s exists, like here in islamabad, this is not a news. also nothern areas of Pakistan.

  4. Talha Aziz (aziztalha) on September 12th, 2008 @ 11:57 am

    also in the area ameerhamza lives .. people see him on the loose every now and then

  5. HITMAN (hitman) on September 12th, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

    lol @ aziztalha

  6. balma on September 12th, 2008 @ 7:11 pm

    May be this bandar should be hired as an editor at KMB. Perhaps, he may do a better job.

    I was in India few months ago, and seeing bandars on roads and bridges and roofs of houses in Lucknow, Dehli, and ALigarh was no big deal. I even heard stories that they would come into the house, open refrigerator, take food and go away. They usually are not scared of women, but run away if a man comes.

  7. linkadnan on September 13th, 2008 @ 5:25 am

    " The Monkey Slapped A Policeman " ….. I Heard Pakistani Public Performing Such Acts During Protests ….. Now Monkeys Too !

  8. judge on September 13th, 2008 @ 1:06 pm

    police wala ko chamat lagaya that is the best part wah wah tabyat park park go gayeee, even bandar know what character police walas have, bandar bahadur zinda bad

  9. kabirdas on September 13th, 2008 @ 8:56 pm

    In Islamabad monkeys are not such a common sight in residential areas as the pigs —-both variety; quadruped and biped.
    The other day while walking in the evening a car coming from opposite side stopped alongside me and a guy told me excitedly don’t go further; there are lot of pigs out there. I thanked him for the info and resumed my walk saying I wasn’t scared of them; I was only scared of the ones which walk on two legs and can do you immense harm.
    This holds good for Karachi as well. Don’t be scared of monkeys or pigs on the loose. Beware of the biped pigs running amok all over Pakistan.

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