Long March Ends: Tu Phir Mulk Bach Gaya?

Ok thousands gathered … burning up fuel of even more thousands … coming / flocking from all over Pakistan.

Result: ? I’m not very sure. Are you??

The pictures below (Courtesy: Khabrain) tells me a story of few tired organizers and teh health department now in-charge of fumigating the parade avenue. Sigh.

 Hum Mulk Bachanay Niklay Hain??

The question is: Bach Gaya???

tired-judiciry-freedom.jpg   fumigation-from-lawyers.jpg

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23 Comments so far

  1. wkhang on June 15th, 2008 @ 10:46 pm

    Han GEE,

    Tekreben 89 lakh rupees ka muksan hoa hay…..
    kia in rupees say 20 khandan kay kher jo ghareeb lerkian jin ke shady nahi hoy ho sekty thee…..

    wakeup Jago Pakistan ke awam…. yeh seb fasool kaam han…..


  2. wkhang on June 15th, 2008 @ 10:47 pm

    GEE Tekreben, 94 lakh rupees ko hawa my ura dia gia…..


  3. emran on June 16th, 2008 @ 12:25 am

    It was a stunt…………. Nothing happened. I am sure this Long march helped so many needy people to feed their children and family. I went to see the Long March on Faizabad. The security people did now allow me to take the pictures, as was not from PRESS :(


  4. chinatown on June 16th, 2008 @ 1:59 am

    Hi, Being not so savvy at blogs, please advise how I can add a POST


  5. wkhang on June 16th, 2008 @ 8:25 am

    Thank God that drama halt for a while…..
    only 96 lakhs rupees spent on it….


  6. wkhang on June 16th, 2008 @ 8:29 am

    Question to blog creaters,
    why these summer short advertisement is alaways on top, it does offend some people, can we put some other advertisement on it.

    Regards,

    WK

    *comment moderated to maintain the sanity*


  7. expat on June 17th, 2008 @ 5:13 am

    *comment moderated to maintain the sanity*

    I live is states there are lot of things and places I do not visit, as it is against my morals. And please do not give me a lecture about Islam.
    As a wise old man once said, "I saw Muslims in Egypt and Islam in Europe."
    And I do not have single sarcastic bone in my body.


  8. wkhang on June 17th, 2008 @ 8:39 am

    May Allah Peace with you,

    Calm down Mr. Expat, I do not blame you brother, yo, ya live in United States of America, its not ma fault.

    Dude I just expressed ma feeling, did not mean to hurt your feelings,
    I love this blog and it because it does not stop you on
    " FREEDOM OF SPEECH ".

    Enjoy your day.

    Peace


  9. masroor on June 17th, 2008 @ 2:16 pm

    Well personally I was disappointed too, but on positive note it remained peaceful and lawyers galvanised the public opinion in the favour of reinstatemet of judges and ouster of Pervez Musharraf.www.masroor.com.pk


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  12. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on June 17th, 2008 @ 10:36 pm

    How can the country be saved when there is a fascist called Napak Army who splitted Pakistan in two back in 71. As long as this filthy cult of Alcoholic Generals exist, we can’t save Pakistan


  13. wkhang on June 17th, 2008 @ 11:16 pm

    @ Adnansiddiqi,

    Nice Try to make Napak to Pak, We all are 100% sure here that you are not a part of us, you are an outer side creature,

    We all know who are you !! you are an INDIAN, just like other blogs your kind of people just jump in our rooms and try to messup with us…with a fake name.

    End of conversation with you.

    Peace


  14. aijazzz on June 18th, 2008 @ 12:25 am

    pineapple
    there were people sitting and talking similar like you ..of wasting money and energy when Quaid and others were struggling for Pakistan in 1947

    as of today, we and others know and talk about Quaid and try to show some association in one way or other to his cause at that time …while those aqalmand people are long way forgotten by everyone ..even their children cant claim any relation to them

    sad sad sad


  15. kaami on June 18th, 2008 @ 1:49 am

    Here is how Cowasjee sums up this exercise in futility:
    http://www.dawn.com/weekly/cowas/cowas.htm

    Meantime 15 billion dollars have fled the country in the last couple of months, stock market has crashed after performing well during worst times in the last 8 years, chances are that we will be on IMF loan by the end of 2009….that will be reverting to the status of 1999. What a refreshing change this Nation has brought upon itself????

    Here are the wonderful results of the long drive:

    PBC APOLOGIZES
    http://www.dawn.com/2008/06/17/top8.htm

    And Daily Times Says:

    Aitzaz under fire over decision to ‘skip’ sit-in
    RAWALPINDI: The members of Rawalpindi District Bar Association (RDBA) and Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA), Rawalpindi bench, on Monday split into pro and anti-Aitzaz Ahsan groups in a meeting, which discussed the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president’s abrupt announcement to end the lawyers’ long march on Islamabad without staging a sit-in in front of parliament on Saturday.

    Former RDBA general secretary Intizar Mehdi that the lawyers had lost faith with Aitzaz Ahsan, who had damaged the lawyers’ movement for the judges’ reinstatement beyond repair by ending the long march inconclusively.

    He said that the lawyers wouldn’t trust Aitzaz until he detached himself from Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), which was not for the sacked judges’ reinstatement. He also asked Aitzaz to step down as the SCBA chief.

    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008\06\17\story_17-6-2008_pg7_16


  16. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on June 19th, 2008 @ 1:20 pm

    @WkhanG: grow up kid. This Girl asma knows me that i am not an Indian:-) Clam down lil boy. It’s jsut you dont know fascism by Pakistan’s filthy army. Don’t take them as God while they are not at all.


  17. kabirdas on June 19th, 2008 @ 7:14 pm

    In answer to your question: Kia mulk bach gaya ??? I will like to quote Chacha Ghalib: Thee khabr garam kay Ghalib kay uraiN gay purzay / Dakhnay hum bhee gay magar tamasha na hova.


  18. aflatoon on June 19th, 2008 @ 7:15 pm

    MUSH says what he did was to save Pakistan.

    Zardari says the years he spent in jail were for Pakistan.

    Aitezaz says the long march was to save the Pakistan.

    Out of all the three guys, I would rather trust Aitezaz. But looks like he submitted to the pressure of

    Mush –> Zardari –> Nawaz –>

    Both Nawaz and Zardari are as big of a thug as MUSH.

    Lets make DR AQ Khan the president of Pakistan.


  19. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on June 20th, 2008 @ 12:01 am

    @emran: oh so taking pictures was only for press … wow … bravo that something is restricted here !

    @chinatown: only authors can post on islamabad MB … if you want to be part of it, e-mail me at: asma [at] metblogs.com with any blog if you have and short introduction ~ thnx!

    @wkhang: yeah only 96 lacs =\

    @masroor: lawyers are supposedly the "parhi likhi awaam" so peace was expected .. thanksfully.

    @Adnan Siddiqi: we can’t blame the whole army for the doings of few … should we? There are honest men in there too … (and women) :~)

    @Wkhang: Adnan Siddiqi’s not indian :~)

    @aijaaaz: my and ur opinions can be conflicting.

    @Kaami: interesting links.

    @kabirdas:Sigh .. aptly mentioned.

    @aflatoon: But then people are "opinionated" about Dr AQ Khan too … !


  20. kaami on June 20th, 2008 @ 12:52 am

    Lately I have observed that the most vocal criticism of the army is coming from the folks sympathetic to right wing forces like Jammat-e-Islami, PTI , Hameed Gul, Talibaan and the lot. However until 1999 these are the same folks who not only endorsed but encouraged the actions of our millitary under Ayub, the Genocide in Bangladesh, The Zia’s take over, the Afghan / Kashmir Jihaad’s and the list goes on. Interestingly it was always the left in our country that was anti-millitary / anti establishment. But now I see a role reversal. Why? What has changed?

    The answere is simple, after 9/11 and even before that (I believe under Jahangir Karamat) the army decided to roll back on its influence on many fronts. Under Mush, an about turn from “Promote Jihaad philosophy from Kashmir to Kazakhistaan “, slowly return to barracks from civil duties and gradually promote democracy under a watchful eye. Make friends with India and eventually cut back on size. However, all this had led the present progressive leadership in Army in direct conflict with its past pillars and the whole religious lobby has lashed back with a vengeance, hence the language used by some commentators in this and other blogs. Now Army is their target and they want their people back in there at key positions so that work can be re-started on the abandoned agenda of the Nineties. So we see progressive forces under tremendous pressure especially after infiltration of media by Jamaaat / jihaadi sympathisers.

    ABDUL QADEER KHAN
    He might be the father of the Pakistani Nuke but a gentleman by the name of Usmani was the founder of Pakistan Nuclear Programme, he wanted to focus on the use of this technology for Power Generation, Medicine and Agriculture. He gave us KANUPP and nuclear centres in Faisalabad / Tando Jam Agri Universities, which were used to create many new crop varieties. If he had stayed around for just another decade, we would have many more Power Plants. But he was upstaged by an UPSTART by the name of Qadeer Khan, who with the help stolen designs gave Pakistan a bomb and our politicians from Bhutto to Nawaz Sharif a Slogan to distract Nation. God how many Billions this Nation has spent on this exercise in futility and how many more billions are being spent just to hide / protect these useless.

    Sadly, the outlook for the country is not good.


  21. wkhang on June 21st, 2008 @ 11:43 pm

    Dear Uncle Adnan Siddiqi,

    Simple reply for you,
    I am a pure Pakistany and I do not dare nor let anyone to talk/raise finger against any institution of it. If you are an Pakistany than PROVE it dont just talk try to take a positive step.

    We take first bullets on our chests to just save you, e.g the latest insident at the indian border four soliders Shaheed… eeemmm they were not enjoying watching DVD or chat on internet.

    Our Armed forces are the seventh biggest forces in the world.

    Uncle Gee, read this all:
    Pakistan Contribution in UN Peace Keeping Missions
    UN Operation in Congo (ONUC) 1960-1964
    UN Security Force in New Guinea, West Irian (UNSF) 1962-1963
    UN Yemen Observer Mission Yemen (UNYOM) 1963-1964
    UN Transition Assistance Group in Namibia (UNTAG) 1989-1990
    UN Iraq-Kuwait Observer Mission (UNIKOM) 1991-2003
    UN Mission in Haiti (UNMIH) 1993-1996
    UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) 1992-1993
    UN Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM) 1992-1995
    UN Protection Forces in Bosnia (UNPROFOR) 1992-1995
    UN Observer Mission for Rawanda (UNAMIR) 1993-1996
    UN Verification Mission in Angola (UNAVEM III) 1995-1997
    UN Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia (UNTAES) 1996-1997
    UN Mission of Observers in Prevlaka (UNMOP) 1996-2002
    UN Assistance Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) 2001-2005
    UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) 1999-to-date
    UN Mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) 2003-to-date
    UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) 2003-to-date
    UN Mission in Ivory Coast (ONUCI) 2004-to-date
    UN Mission in Burundi (ONUB) 2004-to-date
    UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) 2005-to-date
    UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) 1999-to-date
    Currently, Pakistan has the most operational army in UN peace keeping missions. Notable are it’s achievements in DRC and Somalia

    Special Operation Recognition :

    Two Pakistani pilots belonging to the army aviation branch of Pakistan army who carried out a daring rescue of a mountaineer are to be given Slovenia’s top award for bravery. Slovenian, Tomaz Humar got stranded on the western end of the 8,125m Nanga Parbat mountain were he remained for around a week on top of the world’s ninth-highest peak. The helicopter pilots plucked the 38-year-old from an icy ledge 6,000m up the peak known as "killer mountain".

    The Slovenian president has presented Lt Col Rashid Ullah Beg and Lt Col Khalid Amir Rana with the Golden Order for Services in the country’s capital, Ljubljana, "for risking their lives during the rescue mission", a Pakistan army statement said.

    I can keep going on and on and this will never stop,,,
    so uncle gee kindly do not do devilish acts which can OFFEND me and others here in this blog…

    Think were you were born ?
    How you raced up ?
    Under which flag you stands ?

    End of converstaion from me.

    Peace


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