Runaway Bride Bull

Such an amazing piece I read yesterday in paper. Have a read :)

Safdar Hashmi of Fateh Jang holds a record for retrieving the highest number of people from the debris of the Margalla Towers after it collapsed in the 2005 earthquake.

On Monday he set another retrieval record he chased a runaway bull for 13 kilometers and caught it. His village folks said the chase started when the bull bolted as soon as the 35-year-old young man had paid Rs.42,000 for it for slaughtering it on Eidul Azha.

And he ran on an empty stomach,” added one admirer.

Even more amazing was the villagers’ claim that throughout his hot chase over rough terrain Safdar kept his family informed about his location through his cell phone. Last time his good work was recognised by prime minister of the country. This time he hopes Allah would reward him. The bull could only be ruing its pace.

36 Comments so far

  1. emran on December 10th, 2008 @ 6:57 pm

    I chased the bull last eid. Its fun. Believe me.


  2. anwar on December 10th, 2008 @ 7:25 pm

    Bull was running in self defense…. Poor thing is now gone.
    Well, we now have a good marathon runner for next year (?)


  3. wkhang on December 10th, 2008 @ 7:31 pm

    Yep I wonder why we chased them ?
    Same kind of chase I did when I was in 10th class I was on the way to home with friends at near by Faizabad road on the cycle, I saw that one bull with broken rope was standing in between the road.

    We tried to catch him but in return he said catch me if you can, than the chase starts, I still remember that the bull had some strength even we were also bulls in Matric Class : ),,, any way we chased him through zero point road in the heat and the chase ends at the Red Quarters.

    He was tired : ) he gave up and sit in the bushes lolzzzzzzz thats where we came and tied him with a tree and gave him water. After that we came back in the evening to home with the Bull in hand.

    But our parents gave us some nice treat with some " Jutties " from brother and dad, later on we announced at the mosque.

    " Jis ka Bull hay lay " after one day some one came and collected from us that day I had some big Eidy in my hands : ) ( REWARD ).


  4. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on December 10th, 2008 @ 7:42 pm

    seems like we have lots of runners around.. kewl!

    Rightly said anwar.

    wkhang, people run because of the GOOD money they had just paid for bull :)


  5. wkhang on December 10th, 2008 @ 8:41 pm

    We ran for money also : ), but the bull was not belong to us : \


  6. Monazza Talha (montaleast13) on December 10th, 2008 @ 10:22 pm

    I have a ‘bull’ story too! This last Saturday a bunch of guys went to get a bull from the mandi. One of the guys was my friend’s brother (lets call him H). The owner of the bull handed over the rope in the neck of the bull to H. Payments were just being made for the bull when it went mad. It pulled away, resulting in H’s injury. H’s arm broke at the wrist. Eyewitnesses also told that H fell down and the bull was stamping its feet madly on the ground near him. Thank God the bull didn’t step on him, otherwise it would have been messier. May ALlah get H’s fracture healed soon.

    @Asma
    A real nice piece you found in the newspaper for us. It’s funny. :-)

    -Monazza.

    PS: I think bull handling training sessions should be conducted right before Eid ul Azha. This will train the people in handling a mad bull as well as in retrieving a runaway one. ;-) hehe


  7. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on December 10th, 2008 @ 10:51 pm

    Ooooh .. may Allah bless him with speedy shifaa :) That was pretty bad.

    While coming back from Eid ki namaaz, my dad told me of this story he read early in the morning and I was like woah … !

    We should send him in olympics next time ;)


  8. Monazza Talha (montaleast13) on December 10th, 2008 @ 10:53 pm

    Yeah i think we should send him to the Olympics. At least we will get a medal, maybe a gold one. ;-)


  9. sceptic on December 11th, 2008 @ 6:39 pm

    A lot of Cock and Bull stories all around!


  10. kabirdas on December 11th, 2008 @ 11:52 pm

    @ A for [pine]Apple : " This time he hopes Allah would reward him."

    Wonder why he expects to be rewarded by Allah this time for catching a bull to kill when he seems to have not been rewarded by Allah for saving the lives of human beings ??? I have the funny feelings that you also agree with him !

    Also the picture shows this bull having an udder. What kind of a bull was it. Please throw some light on it !!


  11. kabirdas on December 11th, 2008 @ 11:54 pm

    @ wkhang on December 10th, 2008

    Nice story. I also chased a bull once and also a cock but I won’t relate this story to you guys lest you say it is a cock and bull story :-)


  12. kabirdas on December 11th, 2008 @ 11:55 pm

    @ asmamirza December 10th: " wkhang, people run because of the GOOD money they had just paid for bull :)"

    You mean to say they get a good run for their GOOD money ????


  13. kabirdas on December 11th, 2008 @ 11:56 pm

    @ wkhang on December 10th: " We ran for money also "

    Does that mean you were a professional runner :-)


  14. kabirdas on December 11th, 2008 @ 11:57 pm

    @ montaleast13 on December 10th, 2008

    An interestingg story.
    I also have a bull story. I once purchased a bull and to take its possession caught it by its horns. To hear the rest of the story from an eyewitness you will have to find that bull:-)


  15. kabirdas on December 12th, 2008 @ 12:03 am

    @ sceptic on December 11th, 2008

    Surely you have not placed my Bull stories in the categories of ‘BULL’, ‘BULL SHIT’ or ‘COCK and BULL’. You know me better than that!! I have lot of TRUE cock and bull stories to tell:-)
    I know lot of cock and bull stories. Not to be called an heretic I pretend to believe in them. You know what I mean,sir.


  16. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on December 12th, 2008 @ 12:08 am

    @sceptic: bhai kabhi tu khush ho jaya karo.

    @kabirdas: at a dinner tonight I get to hear two more bull chase stories :)


  17. wkhang on December 12th, 2008 @ 12:12 am

    Mr. Das,

    It looks like you were away from the PC , thats why you have bombaded with replies, but I like the sprit or may be its a reaction of BBQ Tikkas….

    I was not professional runner, I was on the Bike…he he he

    Mr. Das how was your Eid ?

    View Mine here : http://air16.blogspot.com/


  18. wkhang on December 12th, 2008 @ 12:20 am

    Hey check this out:

    "A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on December 12th, 2008 @ 12:08 am"

    "wkhang on December 12th, 2008 @ 12:12 am"

    Find where is the interesting part ??


  19. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on December 12th, 2008 @ 12:24 am

    Good one =)


  20. wkhang on December 12th, 2008 @ 12:43 am

    Asma Gee,

    A FOR [PINE]APPLE
    Posts: 727
    Feed

    you r flying on 727 : )


  21. aamirbutt on December 12th, 2008 @ 10:46 am

    Asma… want to correct you a little about classifications.

    Kheera…. An Animal which is not Donda yet (See Donda)

    Donda …. An animal which has TWO prominent lower front teeth. In case of Bakras/Dunbas/Sheeps, normally an animal reaches this stage at the age of 1 Year – 1.5 Years. And the Bulls reach this stage at around 2-2.5 years of age.

    Choga …. An animal which has FOUR prominent lower front teeth. This type of animal is normally considered a bit aged(Pakki umer ka :)). Bakras etc reach this stage at the age of normally 2-3 years and Bulls reach this stage at the age of normally 4 Years.

    There are further classifications for Bulls as well such as Chagga for a bull which is around 6 years of age but I have never heard such things about Bakras etc. Another term that their owners use is ‘Pakka Kheera’ which normally means that it will be Donda in next 2,3 months at most.

    The significance of these terms comes from that fact that Islam has given us certain directions about what type of animal should be sacrificed. A Jawan (grown-up) animal can be sacrificed only and that’s why most people look around for Dondas to be sure that what they are taking with them is Jawan enough.


  22. aamirbutt on December 12th, 2008 @ 10:48 am

    Oh, I think I left my comments at the wrong post :(


  23. kabirdas on December 12th, 2008 @ 12:28 pm

    @ A for [pine]Apple December 12th: " @kabirdas: at a dinner tonight I get to hear two more bull chase stories :)"

    Both stories must have benn all ‘bull’.


  24. kabirdas on December 12th, 2008 @ 1:00 pm

    @ wkhang on December 12th, 2008

    1. The bombardment was on account of my anger on having had a meatless Eid

    2. I had my grill ready for BBQ but no meat turned up.

    3. Didn’t go for Eid prayers to curse the Jews and Christians for our misery and for asking Allah about time He sent His Frishtas to help out His chosen people while they sat on their haunches.
    Didn’t wear new clothes. However, was forced to wear a clean pair of Shalwar and Qameez. Spent the whole day at home with grill ready waiting for some meat to arrive. The gate bell rang every hour on the hour. Would rush to the gate to return empty handed. It always turned out some begger asking for some meat. Cursed him and cursed my luck.
    One begger turned up with a large polythene bag full of meat asking for meat. I asked him he should instead give me some out of his bounty. He declined saying he didn’t do any Qurbani. I replied: Exactly, that is why I am asking you to do some Qurbani now and part with some of your meat for a needy like me. He ran from there as if I was some kind of a lunatic. Got scolded by wife for joking with beggers. Explained to her it was not a joke. I begged him for some meat in earnest.
    After that I kicked my grill. It toppled over with all the decoratively arranged coal pile. Went in and had my usual dal roti cursing the thoughtless Qurbanists who ignore the Safade Posh like me thinking I must be having meat for my breakfast also. After that I sat before my PC and started thinking and writing of some good Bull Chase stories of my own.

    That is how I spent my Eid.
    PS: By the way do you a Ran or two to spare—- of course Allah kay naam pay???

    It looks like you were away from the PC , thats why you have bombaded with replies, but I like the sprit or may be its a reaction of BBQ Tikkas….

    I was not professional runner, I was on the Bike…he he he

    Mr. Das how was your Eid ?


  25. wkhang on December 12th, 2008 @ 1:35 pm

    Awww, I can feal your pain Sir, but one cant sit in home to wait for a meat, I still remember I did these kind of things when I was in tenth grade e.g If I dont get my new shoes, pants etc in reaction I use to sleep almost all day.

    Only once I missed my Eid Prayer when I was in 12th Grade I spend the whole night in different markets, we had always a plan that how we will manage these markets, such as Jinnah Super, Super, Aparah, than RWP Ghager Plaza Sader, Satellite Town B.Block Market and at the last Moty Bazar : ), so that night was long and I came at 5 am straight to my room, crashed on my bed with locked room till the late after noon.

    Hey now a days I can understand the "Safed Poshy" part, but we are living in 2008, you have to go out and meat people weather you have money in your pocket or not, you can or cant do the 10 thousand worth of Qurbany it does not much matter to the society, you nead to stand up and grow relations with everyone does not matter who he is, but for sure with good people.

    Than you can ask them " HEY WHAT THE HECK ? WHERE IS MY PORTION ? OR LETS DO BBQ AT MY HOME " or you will get invitaion from several people.

    TC


  26. sceptic on December 12th, 2008 @ 4:17 pm

    A4[P]A: I am happy, smiling all ear to ear for a change. Happy now?

    Kabirdar: I know what do you mean by the Cock and Bull stories:) I trust those stories as much as you do. We are certainly on the same page on that issue.


  27. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on December 12th, 2008 @ 5:12 pm

    much better :p


  28. kabirdas on December 12th, 2008 @ 5:23 pm

    @ wkhang on December 12th, 2008

    Sir, let me see if your advice works or not starting with you.
    Hey,what the hec? Where is my portion?? Let us do BBQ at my place.

    If successful I will put into practice the same thing with my other well wishers to tide over the difficulty being faced by me on account of my Safade Poshi. I have started preparing my BBQ grill in anticipation of a positive response from you.


  29. kabirdas on December 12th, 2008 @ 5:33 pm

    @ sceptic on December 12th, 2008

    Glad to have you on the same grid with me. However, I feel there is still a difference between you and me. When you hear a cock and bull story of the kind we are talking about you keep quiet and perhaps stop smiling. In my case I have reached a stage whereby I can’t keep quiet. I speak up and express my views remaining as polite as possible.


  30. sceptic on December 12th, 2008 @ 7:30 pm

    Kabirdas – Perhaps I have passed that stage. I guess you were not at this forum 12-18 months back.


  31. sceptic on December 12th, 2008 @ 7:32 pm

    Search Islamabad and Karachi metblogs for entries under nick "JayJay".


  32. wkhang on December 12th, 2008 @ 11:02 pm

    Mr. Das,

    Agreed you count on me, even if you call me in the mid of the night you will find me saying okay, I promise when ever I touch Islamabad for sure BBQ will be from ma side and also some one here asked for the coffee also…

    I view life and do things differently, give me your phone number and next day you will have MEAT at your door step, a small gift from me for our friendship…..

    TC


  33. kabirdas on December 13th, 2008 @ 1:01 am

    @ sceptic on December 12th.

    Glad to know about your credentials. Please let me know the topic of the posts (few only) which I should look for. Looking for entries under nic JayJay may be too cumbersome. Thanks.


  34. kabirdas on December 13th, 2008 @ 1:26 am

    @ wkhang on December 12th

    You have not only made my day but also my Eid by your most kind and generous offer. You seem to be the kind of person who is called a friend of friends. I accept your friendship and value your friendship immensly. I wish I come across more people like you with a golden heart.

    Having said that let me tell you that my waiting at home on Eid day waiting for meat to arrive was just a joke. I didn’t realize someone will fall for it. But then I also did not realize that there are people around with golden hearts who may take me seriously.

    With the grace of God I am very well off and can do multiple Qurbanis without any problem. It is a different matter that I have never done Qurbani in all my life as a matter of principle. Of all the religous ritual this is one ritual which I do not approve of on the basis of my reasoning.

    BTW my views about religion are bit radical. I may well justifiably be called a heretic. I hope and pray our views about religion do not come in the way of our friendship. I will make sure I do not clash with my friend with a golden heart when discussing some relgious topic.

    Take care


  35. wkhang on December 13th, 2008 @ 2:04 pm

    Mr. Das,

    I thank you for your good comments about my personality & heart : ), I am more happy that you are my friend now : p. We have good people in this world for sure who have good thoughts for everyone, I may be not one of them but I try to be one of tham.

    About religion I am sure about you that will never offend anyone here, so good luck my friend.

    For you: "A man is as good as his word"


  36. kabirdas on December 13th, 2008 @ 9:50 pm

    @ sceptic on December 12th,

    Sorry overlooked to answer your query. !2 months back I didn’t know what ablog was. I am a late comer. But then they say Dare ayyad durast ayyad. Good to learn about you.



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