Story can be Turned …

Here’s a very interesting “Suggested Story” by our regular commenter Sa’ad (Thanks Sa’ad)


Well, the picture tells a story on these lines:

All that glitters is not Gold: ITP may be publicizing its image with all the public awareness campaigning, but there’s always a Dark Side of the story. Here an Islamabad Model Policeman humiliates a citizen as he asks him to hold his ears while his helmet is in the hands of the policeman. Such humiliating behavior by a model policeman speaks VOLUME of the PERFORMANCE of the highly talked about, ITP”

Ok this is the final verdict given by photographer or news reporter … but amazingly when I looked at this image a total different scenario came to my mind … with no dark side and no humiliations …!

Don’t you think the smile on this biker’s face is self-telling … I guess he must be hanging his helmet with Bike handle, as most of our youth loves to do. The policeman must have stopped him and threatened him with a Challan or something and it’s a SORRY gesture [[trying to be cute, too :D]] by the biker not a humiliation done by the MODEL POLICEMAN ….!!!

What do you people think about this image ???

Why do we always look at a negative aspect of everything … No doubt, Media plays an important role, specially in today’s world … why this kind of yellow journalism (have I used the term right :?) never mind :D

7 Comments so far

  1. Iqbal Shahid (unregistered) on November 19th, 2006 @ 3:27 pm

    the text written under the image is BS im sure. the guy is saying sorry and holding his ears on his own. i have been stopped 3 times already and the police officers are way too polite. they are so polite that i tell them yeah go ahead fine me i deserve it.

  2. Iqbal Shahid (unregistered) on November 19th, 2006 @ 3:29 pm

    oh forgot to add. shame on you Sohail Shehzad for faking a story … u deserve to be fired :D

  3. 1967 (unregistered) on November 19th, 2006 @ 5:16 pm

    I am not sure if this photograph was for the sake of a good joke and a light laugh, but if it wasn’t then shame on Mr. Shehzad for making a wrong story just for the shear purpose of promoting negativity. But that’s nothing new, we have truck loads of such losers around who only see the dark side of everything.

  4. Farhan (unregistered) on November 19th, 2006 @ 7:10 pm

    My friends do something like this all the time to get out of a challan after we’r stopped for hanging the helmet on the side and not wearing it.

    Must be some pissed of journalist

  5. Sa'ad (unregistered) on November 19th, 2006 @ 9:34 pm

    I admit, i have a morbid fascination with the traffic police of Pakistan. In any circumstance there are different view points, theories and facts. Some only see one side, while others cant help seeing both. The journalist thinks its an irony, some of us think its humorous, others blame the policeman, policeman probably thinks he was doing his job. Whatever the reality may be, there are many truths in it that can be observed from various angle and thus to each his own.

    Now watch some more:
    I think these guys should be finned too. Some may say Oh yeh go ahead fine the poor man earning bread for his children. But is that a valid excuse to break the law? Shouldn’t the law be the same for everyone? The cartman might probably say that there was no nearest break in the road to take a U-tun (an excuse i have seen educated people make as well). Maybe so. But do i want to risk making minced meat out of myself by going to opposite way just to save 2 minutes?
    Here you have another scenario. I wonder what point the boy made. Maybe it was that he knows some higher up. Or maybe just maybe he really had a point that the policeman made an error and they shook hands and went their merry ways.
    And then this. Yes i think its a good idea to “spread awareness” among the motorists. But no, i don’t think we should enslave schoolkids to do it by blocking traffic. What if someone is in a hurry. What if there is an incoming ambulance? I like the spirit of the idea, we all can do with some more education about traffic laws.

  6. A for Apple (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 1:35 am

    Iqbal Shahid Yup becharay polive walay itnay bhi burray nahi hotay In fact some are really nice … :)

    1967 Well I guess it’s from some newspaper … sohail shehzad is with News I guess, and if it is, it cant be a joke … I don’t know it must be some brain to fetch out such a story instead of what is so obvious :/

    farhan U should wear it BTW it’s for ur own safety :)

    Sa’ad Thanks sa’ad, and yup u’r rite … there are so many angles to every picture … and so many view points … keep up the suggestions :D

  7. suhail (unregistered) on November 21st, 2006 @ 8:42 am

    You used the words perfectly,”Yellow Journalism”, i mean languagewise and also, factually, this is exactly what it is. I also agree with 1967 completely “we have truck loads of such losers around who only see the dark side of everything”
    First from the looks on the faces of the citizen and the cop, we can see, the cop was serious but not threatening, situation looks quite friendly…the second, how can one cop’s act represent the whole ITP?? how many examples of good behaviour can be put forth opposed to this one?? i think many many …
    sorry sohail , you are my name sake … but next time give news, not views..

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