Weddings, Litter & Our Sahab Bahadurs

People living around, or the ones who pass through the main double road from F-10 to Blue area, must have witnessed the setting up of huge canopies (though marquees’ a better word) on Friday, at exactly in the green belt in front of the F-9 Park’s gate (towards G-9).

Since, it was one of the huge setups I, for one, have ever seen in open air in Islamabad (it would’ve easily accommodated 3000+ people) – so my own presumption was that it must be some governmental kind of function – you know inauguration of this or that – But I was wrong.

By Saturday evening, everything was set and it was dazzling, almost literally. With beautifully set huge canopies, showing glimpses of inner luxurious arrangements and what not.

What not, argh – security what else – with our very own police wala’s in huge sums doing the job of car parkings and security and stuff. So, we asked one police waala that who’s wedding is this? He said “MNA sahib ki betti ki shaadi hay” and I was like tabhiiiiiiiiiiiii . Who else could it be.

And with such huge setup, on Monday morning I was shocked to see the whole green belt that they occupied was full of litter and Crows – it was a pure feast for crows too – but I wonder if that sahib bahadur can spend some 2-3 million on the ceremony alone – can’t he pay some laborers 4-5 K to clean off, what they left behind.

That’s How we think – That’s how we behave & that’s how we will remain in years to come too — A major Attitude change is needed – A major dose of Responsibility is needed for the nation!!!!

4 Comments so far

  1. iceCube (unregistered) on March 7th, 2007 @ 8:46 am

    That is very sad indeed. These guys are just plain shameless being ostentatious at the expense of environment and public property.

    I wonder if its something beyond lack of education and disrespect for law.

  2. 1967 (unregistered) on March 7th, 2007 @ 10:44 am

    It’s more of a mindset, and foundations of cultural values of people. We don’t need IMF and World Bank for our misery. Our own people are doing an excellent job on that.

    Yesterday I stopped at one of the red lights on the zoo intersection and guess what I saw. A black merc with two secuirty guards standing in shalwar kameez to the left and right of the vehicle (as if guardians of the sacred entity inside) They kept standing while the signal was red. The merc itself was amidst the convoy of three squad vehicles and one support vehicle. When the signal went green the merc sped away while the gaurds literally had to run and jump into one of he squad car behind (I could see the limb of one of the guard partway out as he struggled to gain his balance) So the point is the shahb bahdurs and their kins are the only sacred entities in this country. O and not to forget, the guardians of our national intrests too.

  3. JayJay (unregistered) on March 7th, 2007 @ 3:21 pm

    I want to throw in jargons like “civic sense”, “social contract”, “social responsibilities”, “public morality” but won’t. No use. All such concepts are alien to us, more so if we happen to be in position to get away with it all.


  4. Abid Siddiqui (unregistered) on March 15th, 2007 @ 10:15 am

    I also seen that huge setup

    I was thinking that it was for the inaugration ceremony of new F-9 Road or Mcdonalds opening ceremony


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