Preparation of Women’s Day in Karachi

A group which calls itself Women and Family Commission has put up some banners on the streets of Karachi. The message is subversive and it calls for women to NOT work and stay at home.

See them for yourself.

Employment is not the answer to all the problems of women

Employment is not the answer to all the problems of women


I request the City Government of Karachi in general and Naib Nazima (Deputy Mayor) who is a working woman, in particular to get these banners removed as soon as possible.

36 Comments so far

  1. fasee on March 6th, 2009 @ 2:42 pm

    Finnaly …koi tu mardon ka haqooq pe bola.

    infact its for there own good…

    aurat ko ghar s bahar niklnay waya yeh nahe jantay ke yehi us ki tazleel bhi hai

    down with NGOs i say

  2. MB (kar_munib) on March 6th, 2009 @ 7:35 pm

    I strongly oppose women sitting at home but tazeen dont you think its their right to say whatever they want to? They have a right to convince people on their view (unless they use force obviously).

  3. بستنی (wasiq) on March 6th, 2009 @ 7:48 pm

    yeah samjhotey ki chaader mein ney barsoun main bunni hai…

    @madame Tazeen….dear madame i wish to remain neutral on this issue….thankyou.
    btw,a very happy women’s day to you….if there is anything i can do on this day for you and your friends…please let me know….and remember that when it comes to issues directly relating to women not directly related to me…I try to keep a balance between love and respect.and never fall for it on their part.
    wasiq (cousin)

  4. fasee on March 6th, 2009 @ 8:08 pm

    Wasiq… Hazar baar kaha hai kaheen tu moka choor diya karoo

    Jaha larki dekhi….jamatiyoon ki tarahan baji baji keh ker line marni shuru

    Reh gai samjhotay ki chadar tu sar… Aajkaal chadar tu kiya…ab tu dupata bhi yaad-e-mazi bun cuhka…ab tu kameez ki bari hai

  5. balma on March 6th, 2009 @ 8:11 pm

    I see that nasty woman Farhat Hashmi behind this.
    Tazeen, aur jaao toum loge Auntie Farhhat Hasmi kee majaalis mae!
    that woman sucks big time. Tax Chore kee bachee.

  6. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on March 6th, 2009 @ 9:57 pm

    I request the City Government of Karachi in general and Naib Nazima (Deputy Mayor) who is a working woman, in particular to get these banners removed as soon as possible

    grow up Tazeen, At one side you continue to whine against Talibans and their imposed views and their lack of sense about freedom and on other hand you are being an Urban Taliban who is willing to shut others mouth. Is this what you had learnt at Manchester? Thankfully I do know a sane lady who graduated from Manchester otherwise I was going to get disappointed about that University.

    The banner is right. Why dont you come up with logical points? Job is really not the solution of ALL problems regardless of gender discrimination.

  7. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on March 6th, 2009 @ 9:58 pm

    wasiq (cousin)


  8. balma on March 6th, 2009 @ 11:07 pm

    Actually, job is not a solution for all of men’s problem either.

  9. fasee on March 6th, 2009 @ 11:56 pm

    @ balma.

    then what is sir…??

    women, drugs, alcohol, spirituality, moeny, thirll….all has its effetcs but none of them can be called a silver bullet for all of mens probelm….( except viagra…or what they say )

  10. human01 on March 7th, 2009 @ 4:44 am

    Thats Funny, "Submersive Message"….
    I wont agree with you on this one Tazeen, removing these banners would be against the spirit of freedom of choice and all the package (that comes with freedom) we pretend to believe in.
    I think it is pretty civilized way of making a point from those who are labeled (most of the times rightfully) as violent fraction of our society. ….If I were a women, and had a choice, I would’ve prefered to stay home and have fun with my kids n family rather then being x-rayed by 99% Thurky men around….(heheee…guys ya’ll fits the 99% profile….& u know that!)

  11. human01 on March 7th, 2009 @ 4:48 am

    correction: I meant to quote "Subversive Message"

  12. firstofficer on March 7th, 2009 @ 5:10 am

    Aurat aur dulat ko perday may rakhoo …. Don’t blame me for this it is one of the Grandma’s Says :)

  13. jahanara on March 7th, 2009 @ 5:47 am

    I see the same sick fundoos behind it. Has anyone wondered why Muslim societies are way behind the rest of the world? It is because of their attitudes towards women. And before someone starts touting Malaysia as an example of a modern Muslim nation, let me remind them that it is because of the Chinese and Indian population who are more advanced than the Malay muslims. Unless we untangle ourselves from the shackles of religion, we are doomed. I have no doubt about that.
    P.S. I suggest Adnan Siddiqui move to Swat or FATA so that he can live in a truly Islamic society, where he will not have to lay his pure eyes on any "napaak" beings such as women.

  14. بستنی (wasiq) on March 7th, 2009 @ 7:41 am

    @fasee sab….my dear friend fasee sab….aap ney again …saawan kay andhay ko sabaz bagh dikhaney ki nakaam koshish ki….
    mera khayal hai iss ursay main aap karachi ki dhoop sey toh wakif ho gaay houn gay….aap toh apni phatphati pey zoooom kartey idher odher sey nikal jatey houn gay….yeah bachchian doo teen ghantey without AC kay tin dabbay main jam main passi hoti hain aab aaisey main koi overcoat phehan kay toh….

    btw, main phatpati waloun ka GeoNews,tin dabba waloun ka CNBC Pakistan aur burger waloun ka DawnNews ka newsroom background main sirf views kay lian hee dekhta houn taakay pata rahey kay aaj bachchion ney maidan kahan tak maara….

    @siddiqui sab…..aadab….abhi hal hee main mein ney faisal pey….yeah qoute(hadis) pardha tha…."samander ki aik jang….khushi ki das jangoun kay baraber hoti hai.."….please correct me if i am wrong…

  15. human01 on March 7th, 2009 @ 8:30 am

    With no pun intended, Jahanara Begum……(sorry I can’t help it, saying Jahanara without Begum just doesn’t sound right)……you found the only reason of our downfall & failure in our attitude towards women……wow…that means if all the women of our society starts working….we’ll become a civilized, modern nation. Ever heard of countries in Eastern Europe like Ukraine, Romania, and Albania & South American nations like Cambodia, Ecuador, Chile, & Colombia….almost all of the female population of these countries works….and they are certainly not among those countries who you want to be compared to. And I’ve been to Malaysia several times (the company I work for has a plant there) and I don’t find any special Non-Muslim working women class there….Muslim women works there just like Chinese & Indian decent women…although they do care about their culture and tradition (which is praise worthy)….
    The point I am trying to make here is, it is stupid to stop women (which are almost half of our total population) from work and getting decent education and lock them in the houses but at the same time it is even more stupid & idiotic to think that getting the women out of their homes is the only way to empower them and the only way of our salvation as a nation. We need a system which provides equal opportunities to woman to get education & career if she choose to & at the same time respect others who wants to choose otherwise. We have hundreds of examples around us where we see highly educated women who choose to be house wives and home makers….we must realize that building a solid foundation of a society is also a hell of a job…..

  16. obiwankenobe on March 7th, 2009 @ 9:16 am

    JehanAra: "Unless we untangle ourselves from the shackles of religion, we are doomed. I have no doubt about that."

    Wow. Good Going JehanAra. May Allah shows us the right path.

    And I wish I could stay at home and ask my wife to work :-( I definitely won’t mind that. Who really wants to work for living ? These women are crazy seriously. If I were a woman and unless there was a need, I wont work at all. But that’s me.

  17. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on March 7th, 2009 @ 1:51 pm

    P.S. I suggest Adnan Siddiqui move to Swat or FATA so that he can live in a truly Islamic society, where he will not have to lay his pure eyes on any "napaak" beings such as women.

    Dosro ko Nasihat khud ko fasihat. Just before that you made a "Historical Speech" but tum sohrab goth par morh katay huway Phisal gaye(Credit to City Nazim)

    Khatoon, I am not a gay and I am happily engaged with a woman. You missed the point due to your ignorance that Tazeen is being an Urban Taliban and trying to impose Fatwa against those women who disagree with her.If we hate Talibans then we should also hate those Talibans who wear T-shirts ,jeans or other modern outfit coz Taliban is not a community,its a mindset(just like Pathans) and anyone can suffer from it.

    p.s: Raat khana mey kia khaya tha? Karelay ki Tarkari?

  18. Syed Johny (johny) on March 7th, 2009 @ 4:06 pm

    well I support the cause !

    Basically cause Job quota for women is set to destroy the family structure,

    not that I oppose Women working, but, in a country where there aren’t jobs available for men, and you start slashing their percentage to deliberately increase Womans percentage in workforce ! what will it result in ?!

    its primary responsibility of men to Cater the needs of his family, not the responsibility of women, they can support Family, but the Upbringing of family and managing home is a more tougher job, and its can not be done efficiently by men , compared to women,

    You might be surprised but movement like these are in greater momentum in USA and other western countries, There also was a study published that i a typical American household, if a women works it increases her tension, increases the expense of the family, (baby sitters and Daycare charges) and in all the Children suffers!

  19. fasee on March 7th, 2009 @ 4:55 pm

    In sab ko shuttlecok burqa pehnaoo aur ghar me bund kerdo.

    Long0 live malvi fazlulahh

    And day no to polio vaccine
    Say yes to drugs

  20. fasee on March 7th, 2009 @ 4:55 pm

    In sab ko shuttlecok burqa pehnaoo aur ghar me bund kerdo.

    Long0 live malvi fazlulahh

    And say no to polio vaccine
    Say yes to drugs

  21. بستنی (wasiq) on March 7th, 2009 @ 8:08 pm

    @siddiqui sab…..sir aap toh bilawaja mind kar gay….khair…aap ka toh pata nahein…per i am ready to move to swat…anytime…abhi yeah nahein pata chal raha hai…kay visa…isl se millay ga ya kabul se…

    btw,apni napier babbage wali embassy kab tak inaugurate karni hai….paisa kafi lag giya hai…aur toh nahein chaheyeah…sponsor hai..!

  22. mqpasta on March 7th, 2009 @ 8:16 pm

    Freedom of speech? nope! bcz they are saying that someone don’t like … :)

    [regardless whether I agree or disagree with the messages written on these banners]

  23. kaami on March 7th, 2009 @ 8:58 pm

    As far as freedom of expression is concerned, I agree the banners have a place, if somebody has a problem they can post heir own banners.

    However, it is a tragedy that we are still tangled with these bygone issues in 2009. I agree, jobs dont guarnatee end to exploitation but they are a vital stepping stone for emancipation, just look at the poor women from Bangladesh being given small loans by Gramine Bank…..their lives have changed, thats a model being replicated around the third world.

    As Adnan has mentioned Taliban, with them its an altogether different ball game, its not simply a question of exploitation, its a question of survival.

  24. wildanjel on March 8th, 2009 @ 10:17 am

    Kaowa chala hans ki chaal, apni chaal bhi bhool gaya.

    First of all, a good but a controversial post. Living in UK for almost a year after spending my whole life in Pakistan make me thinks that how we follow the West. We are now just following their way of living, which is perhaps not very best. Even though west is very good in few of the things they do in their day to day life. Just imagine the concept of "early to bed and early to rise" they have adapted. Likewise they have many more, but they have the worst family system. Parents can’t say anything to their own child even if they do anything bad. Drinking and rapes are very common and you can find several incidents everyday in local newspapers. Women in such a "civilised" culture are not safe, then how can they be safe in our "jungle"? (no offense but this is the best word I could think for our country with such great leaders)

    Coming to the topic, I won’t say much but will present some web links about some researches and authentic news agency. I hope you all can make some decision on the topic yourself.—without-any-of-the-housework.html

  25. Ghalib (ghalib) on March 8th, 2009 @ 6:01 pm

    ek din to bol hi saktay hain ,,, who cares …

  26. firstofficer on March 9th, 2009 @ 6:40 am

    Chaloo Chaloo Swat Chaloo :)

  27. Talha Aziz (aziztalha) on March 9th, 2009 @ 11:47 am

    "Huqooq-e-Niswan" waliyun … when it comes to voicing your opinions u all brag about Freedom of speech and stuff… ab agar kisi nay ap k mizaj k khilaf baat keh di hai, us k leay koi "freedom of speech" nahi?? that is some "equality" you talk about !

    @jahanara : women are a sex symbol in the west and are abused more there than anywhere else in the world … and the mentality of men is responsible for them.. not Islam..

    Islam taught of respect for women at times when the ‘now civilized’ world tought of women as animals .. its been like just 100 years when the first country gave voting rights to women (was new zealand i guess).. where as in Islam .. a women could confront the head of state as early as Caliph Oman (read history) .. or lead men in battle (read History Battle of the Camel)

  28. fasee on March 9th, 2009 @ 12:18 pm

    shuttlecosck pehnaoo…mast hu jaoo

  29. بستنی (wasiq) on March 10th, 2009 @ 12:33 am

    @firstofficer…… madame…this slogan is politically incorrect….the correct slogan is….

    Bhago bhago…swat sey nikloo…(run run..exit from swat)

    @fasee sab….aap ki shuttlecock hai ya tent…lol

    @pentagon…i had no idea that you would annhilate swat for me….thanks.
    God bless America!

  30. fasee on March 10th, 2009 @ 2:29 am

    @ wasiq.

    sir its both…yani shuttlecock hai..per tent ke andar hai….why….ab yeh na pochna..sab main bataon kiya…kuch tu parda rehnay diya karoo

  31. firstofficer on March 10th, 2009 @ 2:56 am

    @ wasiq

    Wasay aaj ko swat may shuttlecock phen ker tent may hee loog rahtay hay

  32. بستنی (wasiq) on March 10th, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

    @firstofficer…..madame…ever since angelina jolie the famous lara croft has become the brand ambassidor of UN relief…i see that she finds newly born lying around outside these *tents for the homeless*…which makes me think….lol!

  33. concerned on March 11th, 2009 @ 1:15 am

    Another example of Talibanisation in Khi.

    Discourage women from working.

    There is no doubt about it, the banner is wrong, so whats the arguement?

    As for the Jeans walay Taliban, they arent forcing themselves on any one. Its the all knowing Mullah (read taliban) who thinks he has the right to tell others what to do. Everyone has the right to do what they want to do in the confines of the law.

    Also the person who say rape is common in the west, please get your facts right. Agreed drinking is normal but rape is considered a big deal and doesnt occur as often as you stated. Pakistan probably has more rape incidents then any country in the west, because men (and in some cases women) in the muslim world are frustrated (as religion and society doesnt allow them to do certain things that they want to).

    So ppl think before you make stupid comments.

    Also please control the obscene remarks which are going around. There are ladies on this blog as well. You guys go along way in proving my point about men in Pakistan being frustrated.

  34. بستنی (wasiq) on March 13th, 2009 @ 12:38 am

    @siddiqui sab…..sir if you had given a tiny url for this jeans waley talibans toh hum log ki class toh na hoti….
    Btw, I apologies to all the ladies and gentleman as well.. here at KMB and MB who find my comments stupid and offensive…

    @concerned….sir you did not give your account number…kya chanda manghney pheir aao gay…?

  35. fasee on March 13th, 2009 @ 11:47 am

    @ wasiq.

    gogin by ur traditions shud i ask for apologies for all the insultive behavior and lack of manners….??

    i guess i will pass that…colz verna ik umer guzray ki mafiyaan mangtay

    chaar din ki zindagi maang ke lai thay
    do badtamezi me guzray do mafiyoon main

  36. wildanjel on March 14th, 2009 @ 9:46 am

    @concerned: this is specially for you. I guess you haven’t read anything about west and take them as the most civilised nation.

    Look at the figures; In 2003/04 there were a total of 12,354 recorded offences of rape of a female. 14,192 total number of reported rapes overall only in England and Wales (UK includes Scotland and Northern Ireland as well) in 2005.

    Rape cases are quite high in USA as well

    The problem is that we are quite found of western culture. When I see even Pakistanis here indulged in such bad activities, I thank God that I am not born in such a culture.

    I have given some statistics and can give more if any of you like but I guess this is enough to prove my point.

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