Cat House or “Fishy” House

When just recently (yesterday and in past few months), we had enough of heart-to-heart regarding the background of Lal masjid’s action in Islamabad … talking about existence of activities in town; against which raising voice was inevitable (and in some cases ACTION as well).

There is this house in F-10/3 and man was I suspicious about it from the day one. Just 1-1.5 month back, people started renovating it hence enhancing the suspicions … firstly all the windows and gates were a bit hidden and a bit decorated with the fiber glass cover ups , and boundary wall grills were sealed off using the green nursery paper …. then one day I saw CCTV’s being fitted in on roof top at various other spots (OKI know this is common too these days).

Gradually, one evening a Red Neon-Flasher was blinking on head of the house … naming it as CAT HOUSE … now it highlighted the suspicions … for god sake … isn’t it too much of an obvious name?? And not stoping here, there’s a note outside the gate stating that only members can come inside.

We (me a nd a friends of mine) were still optimistic stating it to be a seedha saadha club, with some added bar (as previous saturday night I saw disco lights flickering inside too :-)) … but I guess things were not as good as it seems.

A friend of mine, with some friends in media, inquired … and though they claim it to be Cat Home CLUB … with facilities being provided as Turkish restaurant, Gym, Weeding Hall (its right – weeding – at least they say so, )Mini Cinema (afg!), Dining, Dance Club, Olympic size Swimming Pool (I wonder if its in basement?? as the picture on their website shows some european club’s imagery :)), and yes a Bar too. The reporters who got their hands on the Inside Story said that the house was full of even more outrageous imagery than the very site is offering.

Do go through the Superb Membership details too … 5000 USD aaLa …!

Indeed – A unique Project of CAT Foundation

Name of federal minister for women development Sumaira Malik is also associated with this club (and by the club itself) …!

So any optimistic ideas left?? I wonder if hidden things and realities of past were better or the realities staring at your face in open?? Evil is evil and these things, undoubtedly, cannot be run without the hand of Big Fish involved. So, anyone reporting them to HELPLINE-LAL-MASJID ??

Ciao – I’m full of distaste at the moment … hoping good for my Pakistan…!

16 Comments so far

  1. Hassan (unregistered) on June 24th, 2007 @ 11:31 am

    A, I don’t see what’s the problem. Do you have proof that there’s more than what they advertise going on? Plus, most of it might be hearsay.

    Its a private club, so you can’t expect it to “corrupt” the wider society. I highly doubt most people from Islamabad (including you and me) can afford even paying that much and like the website says, its targetted at diplomats and the likes.

    I don’t agree with what they’re doing, if what you’re implying is true. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t believe in other’s right to live their private lives the way they want to lead it.


  2. 1967 (unregistered) on June 24th, 2007 @ 11:53 am

    I agree with Hassan. Over here people are more inclined to jump to conlcusions through heresay without any hard bound evidence, and be engaged in “witch hunts” which the rest of the world has already abolished 3 centuries back.

    The same thing happened with the introduction of cinemas, cable televisions and dish antenas, internet clubs and thousand of other things when our society had a diffcult time accepting it. Now everyone has them, and I bet even the red mosque has their version of satellite hook up. We have a hard time accepting change, thas a fact.

    It’s disgusting how hard it is for people to respect the sanctity and privacy of other peoples lives and civic rights. To them only their version of cival rights is applicable as a moral principal to the rest of the society, because as it might seem there are more “concerned” than the rest of the pack, and have a better sense of moral values.


  3. binary-zero (unregistered) on June 24th, 2007 @ 2:42 pm

    @A for [pine]Apple : its wedding , not weeding :) some stupid person made their ticket on the website writing it as Weeding.


  4. binary-zero (unregistered) on June 24th, 2007 @ 2:45 pm

    pardon me, ticket = ticker*


  5. Phil (unregistered) on June 24th, 2007 @ 4:06 pm

    I as a Muslim will keep away from such facilities. I would not harass these people on my own will neither will I advocate it, because there are sensitivities in the modern world I don’t want to take panga with.

    I believe that the government of Pakistan is in the best position to take any action against such businesses… If I have a complaint against them, I will ask for a court order, just like we did for McDonalds and the tree cutting. Taking matters into my own hand on hearsay would only aggravate the situation and resolve nothing. If I think the government I elected is not capable of doing its job, then I would assume firstly that I am a bad chooser of a leader. And elections and other ‘democratic’ institutions are something we citizens are responsible of, not some outsider. In the greater view, it comes down to a full circle.

    Right now, I have no idea about what this club is and who owns it. For whom it is meant and what goes on inside. I personally don’t want to get all worked up just but thinking about it.

    I believe that the physiological and philosophical growth of a society cannot happen if we are not ready to accept the realities of the world, if we are closed up to different ideas and thoughts, and not ready to accept criticism. There are many a example in history where stiff-necked nations have fallen to other more accepting and welcoming ones. Which does not mean we accept everything in the world. We need to show the world we are not hypocritical about our morals and values, and there is no bias in our systems.

    Thanks for a revealing post A for [pine]apple, great job!


  6. wk (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 3:15 am

    Hello Mr. Phil,

    Quoting your words,

    “I as a Muslim will keep away from such facilities. I would not harass these people on my own will neither will I advocate it, because there are sensitivities in the modern world I don’t want to take panga with”.

    I may be not grown up like you or may be not well educted like you or not may be rich as you looks like, but I have some thoughts about what you have said here ,,

    First if the Government Cant take any step against them its mean Government is so called “moderate by Mushu”, but keep in mind we are Alhumdolillah are muslims …we need to do somthing about the evil people,

    Who run business such as

    Aunties in F8 Sector, Jinah Super & Super markets,

    Dear MR Phil : ),

    Try to get my point … few of my friends called one of the Aunty and got some setup eeemm you know little + -, well you kno what I am trying to say here, any way they came at 1230 midnight at Jinah Super as per deal she supposer to provide two girls for only three hours or so ,, and my friends suppose to give all cash in hand in advance 20 thousands ,, and Aunty had to stay with us for security of Girls…

    Well at the end all done…

    Now you will ask whats up with this story…. here is the end of this story one of my friend get home little early due to called sick at Office and he saw Aunty and Girl in his house talking with his mom and sisters : /,

    Break….

    after a little while he asked mom who were those ladies mom said they were your sisters close freinds …

    DEAD END!

    When ever EVIL comes near by you

    Sir you try your best to get rid of them.

    Respectfully,

    Thats what Our beloved Mohammad PBUH did.

    TC


  7. MH (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 6:48 pm

    WK, I fail to understand why are the ‘aunties’ the one to be blamed?

    Don’t your friends share the blame equally for ‘hiring’ them? After all, they are a whole part of the business as well.

    Its sad, that Islam the way we practice is more aimed at controlling women. Maybe we should focus more on correcting our own faults before targetting the wider society.


  8. MH (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 6:50 pm

    Oops…I mean why are the ‘aunties’ the only ones to be blamed?


  9. Phil (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 10:00 pm

    So Mr. WK, did you do anything to get rid of this evil. Enlighten us on that instead of your sexcapades.

    Our being Muslims is a myth, friend!

    I am in full agreement with MH and I would reiterate what they said by saying it was ‘you who was tempted by the devil to walk that path, WK, it is you who is equally involved in the crime/sin/whatever.’

    No hard feelings but try to correct yourselves and others will follow suit (sp?).


  10. WK (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 4:36 am

    Mr. Phil,

    you have asked that what I have done to get rid of this evil…

    here is what I am doing not to interact in any kind of activities such as drinking, club dance or any kind of such events where boys and girls can have do some negative acts.

    Seceondly I am here on metro Isb trying to explain you that what you are saying ” I am not agree with it” , and I guess that is my right that I can disagree with you Correct ?

    Well try to see inside you I am quoting your words that ” it was me who was totally involved in that crime”

    Here I am agreed with you 100%, but I tried to stop all of them forcely, and on top I never done that act what they did.

    So impliment the same formula on you and try to see inside you that how much you are involved
    (pushing others towerds the path which takes them into hell) negative thoughts in current argument.

    I would like also give answer that you wrote that our Being muslim is a myth, here is the simple answer. Simply start loving Allah the only one creator of all universe, and when you in love with someone you will obey his commands,

    AGREED?

    Do not get offend. I would like to hear more from you.

    Hello MH:

    I am not always blaming to aunties, there are lots of cancers in our country these kind of aunties are one of them.

    Sorry MH if I hurt your feeling as well.

    TC

    Till that time TC


  11. JayJay (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 5:25 pm

    A4[Pine]Apple: It is a disappointing post. You have tried to sensationalize an absolute non-issue, not to mention your atrocious writing style [I am using the word too loosely here – it will be good if you go back to posting pictures form newspapers with minimum captions and pretending they are posts].

    Prying into the privacy of ones’ neighbours is considered an uncivilized act in all societies, no matter what is the motivation. You went a step further by publishing your “findings” in a completely slanted way, with an absolute conviction, without presenting an iota of facts to support you concoction. If you had felt so strongly about Cat House, you should have reported it to authorities. By assuming yourself the status of the police, judge and jury, I am afraid you are treading the path of the mullahs of Lal Masjid and their protégé niqabi girls. Next we will see you with a gun or at least a danda in your hand banging on your neighbour’s gate.

    WK: There is a difference between a sin and a crime. A state’s responsibility is to check the crime, not sins, and bringing the perpetrator to justice [I agree that our State need to pick up its game as it has been fast loosing its grip over the affairs but it does not give anyone a justification to resort to mullah-gardy]. However, it is not a State’s responsibility to meddle in the private lives of its citizens for controlling sins. Sins, vary from a faith to faith, and they are a matter between a man and his god, not between the man and his neighbours or citizens. You and I, mere mortals, are not in a position to judge [or punish] anyone for their lack of piety or reward them for piety. Don’t they say: “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone”. Policing morality gets you the Talibans. Morality is something which comes from within, through ones’ conscience, not by policing or vigilantism.


  12. JayJay (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 5:32 pm

    Mark Twain was right when he said,” Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion, in fact several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbour as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn’t straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother’s path to happiness and heaven.”

    I am glad not all men and women are religious.


  13. Hassan (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 7:05 pm

    WK, aunties aren’t the cancer. The clientele is, if there was no one to go to the “aunties”, there business would die out. Stop the men who go there, and you give the women no reason to continue with their trade.


  14. wk (unregistered) on June 27th, 2007 @ 2:24 am

    Hassan,

    I 100% agreed with you !

    if mans stop going towerds them ,,, this can be stop easily.


  15. WK (unregistered) on June 27th, 2007 @ 3:22 am

    Jayjay,

    You are again quoting Mark Twain which is okay here, But seriously I do not get your saying
    ” I am glad not all men and women are religious “?

    I am copying a little from this website, this is not just for you so do not get ffended.

    http://www.themodernreligion.com/prophet/prophet_Sayings.htm#Index

    The Quran and Sayings of Prophet Muhammad PBUH

    “There are three roots to Iman (Faith): not to trouble him who shall say ‘there is no diety but God;’ not to think him an unbeliever on account of one fault; and not to discard him for one crime.

    He is not a good Mumin who committeth adultery or getteth drunk, who stealeth,or plundereth, or who embezzleth; beware, beware.

    When asked to mention one of the most excellent parts of Iman (Faith) Muhammad said, “To love him who loveth God, and hate him who hateth God, and to keep your tongue employed in repeating the name of God.” What else? He said, “To do unto all men as you would wish to have done unto you, and to reject for others what you would reject for yourself.”

    He who progresseth daily is yet far off from the Ideal.

    When you speak, speak the truth; perform when you promise; discharge your trust; commit not fornication; be chaste; have no impure desires; withold your hands from striking, and from taking that which is unlawful or evil. The best of God’s servants are those who, when seen, remind of God; and the worst of God’s servants are those who carry tales about to do mischief and separate friends, and seek for the defects of the good.

    He who believeth in one God and the Hereafter, let him speak what is good or remain silent.

    He who believeth in one God and the life beyond, let him not injure his neighbors.

    Speak to men according to their mental capacities, for if you speak all things to all men, some cannot understand you, and so fall into errors.”

    NOW PEACE.


  16. redsnapper (unregistered) on June 27th, 2007 @ 1:07 pm

    Mr. Pineapple: What a story.

    If you were outside Islamabad club and didn’t know what it was, you will take 15 minutes and create a similar story !!

    your description of Isb club might have things like …. My, my, people in tinted glass cars, some women, some men, a seeming cover of sports and food … oh, a woman smiled … something sinister cooking. Is it Islamabad club ? Nah, cant be. Really a fishy setup over acres of land.

    Get real.

    And WK: hats off to your extensive study of religion, sociology and law. You must be teaching somewhere ?



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