Protests Against The Attack On AAJ TV

Seeing the footage from TV, on GEO, ARY, and especially AAJ , I seized to believe for a moment that I am living in a so called nuclear state, or a state whose leaders take pride in taking the country out of econmic ruins. It looks to me more of scenes from the banana republics of Sub Saharan African states where the government has siezed to exist and violent men, and children roam free in the city with armed weapons, and scenes of burning vehicles and cities in the back ground.

AAJ television is under constant seige and sniper fire in Karachi whereas the government is busy preparing for rallies in the capital, where frankly uptil now, the streets are empty and the rally area is empty like a ghost town. For the record, toll on Islamabad motorway has been lifted for two days. Now who said that this procession arrangment is being made not at the cost of national exchequer?

Journalists here in Islamabad in order to show their solidarity with the AAJ TV staged a protest in front of the AAJ TV’s office. They demanded the government to take immediate action in making sure that lives of those trapped inside the building are protected. We at Islamabad also express our solidarity with our conutry men in these extreemly sensitve times.

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11 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 1:39 am

    It’s horrendous!

  2. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 1:49 am

    Visit Pakistan Year:

    May be Islamabad, and Karachi are playing a bigger part in bringing Pakistan into world focus during the Visit Pakistan Year…

    Islamabad: Jamia Hafsa Incident
    Karachi: May 12 Massacre
    Lahore: no significant contribution till now.

  3. Abdullah (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 2:04 am
  4. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 4:31 am

    Hassan tauba karo :P

    Year of Tourism or Year of terrorism

  5. Fatima Shakeel (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 12:07 am

    My mother, as she beheld the May 12 carnage on television, commented: ‘Doesn’t it look exactly like Blood Diamond?’

    I was startled at the comparison. She was right. Karachi did look alarmingly like an African town immersed deep in bloody civil war.

    Have we reached our lowest ebb, I wonder, or does it get any worse than this?

  6. SELF (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 6:28 am

    Government is now after media web sites;

    (third news from top)

  7. abdullah (unregistered) on May 18th, 2007 @ 4:25 am

    artical on mqm is based on truth. iam worried about comming elections may Allah subantallah save every pakistani from that day caz ……….

  8. ahmad ali (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 1:46 pm

    I guess Mr.Talat Hussain the CEO of aaj TV is the greatest liar of all times.

    His channel was caught under cross-fire and made a lot of hue and cry lying on the floor as if his channel was under attack.

    He used this unfortunate event for his and his channel’s self-projection.

  9. Abid Siddiqui (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 10:08 am

    ^ agreed

    Aaj TV was making hue n cry.

    The situation was same all over KHI at that day. Mostly there was target killings and cross firing between PPP, MQM and MMA

  10. SELF (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 10:17 am

    Nope Abid Siddiqui, MQM started it as a planned terrorist operation, others merely defended themselves as MQM government had also barred police and rangers from protecting the citizens. But at least you admit MQM was involved.

  11. SELF (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 2:34 pm

    Cat is out of the bag…

    Zia formed the MQM: General Beg

    In an interview to Murtaza Solangi of the Voice of America, Gen Beg said “most certainly” it was Zia who had the MQM founded. He added that Gen Musharraf should be asked why he relied on the MQM so much. He said it was under the present government that the offices of MQM’s rival, MQM (Haqeeqi), were shut down and its people sent to jail. The MQM had now come to the aid of the regime in a show of loyalty, he said.

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