Citizens are getting used to the on-going situation!


Today at 8:00 am I received a text message from one of my friends to go back home, I was heading towards Rawalpindi, as there was a bomb blast somewhere in Sadar.

At that time I was on Rawal road, a link road between Murree road and Airport road. The traffic was flowing towards Pindi in a normal way and somebody, like me who was on road long before the news came up on television, would not believe to something like that.

Somebody would have had doubts if there were any ambulance’s sirens and police tropes on the roads, while later that day the movement was noticed by the travelers using Murree road. Even then it did not reduce the traffic and people were going to their destinies in a normal routine, as if nothing has happened.

Traffic jam was noticed near Murrer chowk on Murree road and on different intersections on Murree road, but it was not due to the bomb blast but a routine jam at noon.

The area near General Headquarters (GHQ) and “Arrah Bazaar”, Arrah market where the blast took place was quiet devastating, traffic stuck for hours and local people were seen bewildered on the situation.

All shops were open in Rawalpindi, no disturbance has been noticed in flow of customers in the shopping areas, as if it is a part of their life to see such blasts every once in a while.

Now as the time pass by and if the situation remains the same, people soon will get use to the environment and stop bothering about their security. As every person is out there to earn a piece of bread for him or herself and such situations can not keep them in their homes for long.

What is the solution comes to your mind?
Is it that people are no more bothered about the situation or is it that they are getting use to it?

11 Comments so far

  1. MS (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 12:23 am

    About the poster in the picture, how come these “sharif” brothers along with any other fuedal is the “waqar” of the country? Isn’t it the same Nawaz Sharif who nearly bankrupted the country?

  2. Aamir Ali (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 3:03 am

    People have to get on with their lives. The terrorists are not going to stop until they are found and hanged, and the govt/security services seem pretty clueless and helpless. the citizens cant wait 10 years for terror to be defeated.

  3. SK (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 1:15 pm

    Ghalia, your posts are quite interesting topics. But just a small suggestion, could you go through them like once again before you post em, there’s quite a few grammatical errors and a lack of cohesion, which makes it hard to understand what you’re saying.

    E.g. People are getting USED to the one-going situation

    Otheriwse, thanks for the interesting topics! =)

  4. Allison (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 3:30 pm

    Hi Ghalia,

    I’d like to get in touch with you about some writing work and there is no Email for you on the site. Could you please Email me?


  5. Ghalia Aymen (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 6:54 pm

    Sk: thanks for the suggestion, sorry for the inconvenience you have to face while reading my articles… i would surely try not to make the same mistake again.

    Amir Ali: yes i completely agree with you but people need security of life…where should they go when our government is too lazy to perform its duty.

  6. Princeton (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 8:08 pm

    Are we all fiddling as Rome burns? I find it unrealistic to just accept that random killing can just be accepted as just in a days work. Has the political process come to a point where we can criticize the leaders when they do something to stop these people and then criticize them for doing nothing?? Isn’t there any responsiblity within the population and a desire for peace and progess? Many of the killed and injured had taken the high road to protect the people of the country so where is their justice? Too many questions with too few answers. Best to all.

  7. jZ (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 4:25 am

    how can i post my articles…?

  8. mo0hamed ali (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 9:32 am
    the pakistan army is a buch of sissy pussies and this article proves it. it seems that the whole nation is scared stiff of the taliban and the army is just as scared and cowardly. pls dont give me the bs about pathans killing phatans is not on the agenda. our army cannot fight and that is a fact.
    Wake up and lets face it. Why dont we let the americans do some house cleaning for us?
    I see no hope in the future, not with mushi not with BB and not with nawaz, all of them are either puppets or criminals of the highest degree.
    The only hope is to split up the nation into 4 new countries. let sindh and punjab be for the modern enlightened human beings. Nwfp and baluchistan can be the home of the fanatics and
    heritics. that is our only way to happiness.
    I do not want my wife and daughters to be illitrate and burka dressed, i do not want my son to wear a stupid talban beard colored with that stupid henna color. I want my kids to live in afree world, listen to any music they like and say what they want to say.
    Until them I spit on all the idiots who are spoiling the future my dear country pakistan.

  9. Aamir Ali (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 10:56 pm

    Mohammed Ali:

    There are plenty of fanatics and heretics in Sindh and Punjab as well. Dont forget all the sectarian and terrorist violence that happened in Pakistan between 1980 and 2000, it was in Punjab and Sindh.

    Ahmed Rashid is an anti-army fanatic who never passes up a chance to malign the army. Dont listen to him and his foreign backers.

  10. Mohammad Akram R (unregistered) on September 8th, 2007 @ 10:49 am

    Today’s biggest shirk is your nuffs or egotism but you cannot able to diagnose your self this shirk have hundreds examples in your life daily basis if you can able to focus on that and its surprising you actually inside you are mushrike or kafir but your mind will have the question why don’t you get Azab-e-Allah because Allah is merciful and always give you the chances to rectifies your fault your self but there will be limitations or time lines when you died that’s your Qiamat day starts than you don’t worry about when Qiamat will arrive your Qiamat already there. That’s why today’s Muslim nation are in trouble, how you can fight with your nuffs (ego) don’t talk to your nuffs it self, when you thinking about some thing don’t involve or talk inside your nuffs and by force to your brain talk with Allah same thing you cannot see your nuffs but you always talk with that for make decisions leave that nuffs and talk with Allah and than suddenly you can feel new changes in your life. Your nuffs or ego is selfish and it opposes to make brotherhood in your environment but when you talk with Allah suddenly you will make brothers and respect each others.

  11. Mohammad Akram (unregistered) on September 9th, 2007 @ 12:04 pm

    Today’s biggest shirk you and Muslim Ummah involves:

    1. You believe on stones and stars that’s why you wear the stone rings may your stone will change or effects your life and also you try to get the astrology news and knowledge’s for future because you don’t believe Allah or make another parallel way to get future knowledge’s.

    2. You believe on magic’s may it will change your life or it will be effect on your life which is wrong concepts distributed from your nuffs or egos.

    3. You eat and drink or tawees or wear the Quran ayiat texts because you considers this will be change your life but Quran is only for your intelligence educations not for eat or drink with water its called jahiliat.

    4. You believes only the wali or spiritual guider will save you in judgment day and what ever you can do now, this is an other big shirk.

    5. You believe on money because if you have enough money in your banks you will be good survival on earth.

    6. You are in deep love with opposite sex and too much deep involvement and you are far away from Islam because your nuffs 24 hours totally leased your brains to think about opposite sex attractions and full fill your relishes.

    7. You feel you are the better from other Muslim persons and you are the special on earth and your nuffs 24 hours totally leased your brains to think about personal strengthens and own selfishness.

    Please rectify your selves and leave those shirks and be careful you already beyond the limits of Allah laws, I pray may Allah help you, the best way to come on fasting every after one day and daily read Quran in Fajjar time with your language translation for your understanding.

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