Islamabad the red zone area!

Islamabad is facing a lot of controversial statements from around the world, due to the ongoing situation of Lal Masjid and then the judicial crisis.

My friends abroad ask me what it is all about. They are scared and anxious to know about all the facts and figures, but what to tell them as we ourselves do not know what the true picture is. Who is behind the scene and what conspiracy theory is taking place.

One of my friend who is visiting Pakistan asked me, before arriving, that will we be able to hangout in Islamabad or this trip of mine will be restricted just to Pindi? I tell her that there is nothing as such the only place which is under curfew and surveillance is G-6 and the linked areas. The life in other parts is going along normally.

Now as the time passes by the situation is getting worse, no one knows where the next bomb blast take place and who could be the target.

Islamabad, once a city of peace and prosperity is now under a great threat. And it is all happening under the nose of Mr. Musharaf, President of Pakistan.

Talking about the lives of common people of Islamabad; it is not that much affected, as they are living their routine life as before but just with a little fear and eye on the current situation.

Talking to a shopkeeper in blue area I asked if the business is affected by the current scenario of Lal Masjid and he said those who buy are still coming and business is not that much affected. It shows that now people are not that much concerned about their security as they know Government do such dramas once in a while or that they can not stop living their lives, just because such threats are so common in Pakistan within the time spam of 3,4 years.

A part from that we should try to take extra precautionary steps because prevention is better than cure. Try not to indulge in such activities which keep you away from home till late night. Do not visit crowded places so often, especially concerts and etc.


“The government has decided to deploy Rangers in the federal capital permanently due to the deteriorating security situation, Online reported. The government has also decided to keep Punjab police personnel in Islamabad for an indefinite period. Senior Islamabad police officer Shahid Nadeem Baloch told AFP that the police had set up extra pickets at all entry and exit points of the capital. Scanners and video cameras were also being installed at markets and other public places, Baloch said. He said no arrest had been made so far in the ongoing investigation. He added that there was a likelihood of more suicide attacks to come”. Daily Times.july 29, 2007

6 Comments so far

  1. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 29th, 2007 @ 10:44 pm

    Sigmund Freud made a futile attempt to discover the complexities of human mind,but certainly thier is some deffencive mechanism that comes into action after reccuring incidents like these and it makes ppl desensitised. life goes on.

  2. Hamid (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 12:00 am

    Fox News on Thursday asked Neoconservative Bill Kristol to comment on the interim progress report on Iraq, which is about to be released and is expected to show an even split between benchmarks which show progress and those which do not.

    “They’re silly benchmarks, a lot of them,” said Kristol. “The military situation is better than anyone expected. … If Bush can just hang on there and beat back the people in Congress who want to snatch defeat out of the jaws of possible success … I think we’re going to win this war.”

    A Fox host then cited a new report that “al Qaeda … is running from Iraq, apparently to Pakistan” and asked “did this report come out on purpose so that we will have the right … to go after Pakistan now?”

    Kristol responded, “I think the president’s going to have to take military action there over the next few weeks or months. … Bush has to disrupt that sanctuary.”

    “I think, frankly, we won’t even tell Musharraf,” Kirstol continued. “We’ll do what we have to do in Western Pakistan and Musharraf can say, ‘Hey, they didn’t tell me.'”

    Check out the video here:

    It seems like its really going to happen.

  3. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 2:17 am

    Musharaf underestimated its own strenth, Pakistan is not a easy target.HOSLA.

  4. PatExpat (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 4:33 pm

    Be careful of the Rangers. Once they are posted in the city, its hard to get them out back to protecting the borders.

    Karachi is a case in point. Every year, when the contract of Rangers comes up for renewal, the situation in Karachi deteriorates resulting in Rangers being posted their for another year or two. They have been in Karachi for more than a decade and now started running ventures such as hydrants etc.

    Phir na kehna keh khabar na hui

  5. JayJay (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 6:13 pm

    “…as they know Government do such dramas…”

    Ghalia – What are you implying here? Can you clarify. If you are blaming the government here, you should back up your claim with some facts.

  6. Ghalia Aymen (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 7:24 pm

    i am not targetting anyone over here just trying to show the picture that if this could happen under the nose of government, federal area, than it could be happen anywhere in the country.
    and i just explaned what poeple are thinking about all this situation within the city.

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