Brides and Grooms (to-be), attention please !!!

I was at a colleague’s wedding today noon, when I learned that Baraat, coming from Lahore, has been stopped from entering the city at G.T. Road by the security officials. As per the live update coming from different cell phones connected with individuals present on the spot, the guys with the guns were in no mood to listen to anything. They were not even interested in checking the cars, only to learn that this was merely a baraat, and that the baraatis have not even any remote plans to join BB’s protest. The groom returned back and tried to enter from motorway, going all the way to Chakwal, Balkasar and Chakri only to meet the same fate again. At this moment, they talked to bride’s father, who happens to be a guy with a crescent and few stars on his shoulders in Armed Forces of Pakistan, and asked him to find some solution to the, one of its kind, problem. I got busy with something and missed the transmission for a while. When I joined back, by then, the groom was able to enter from Chakri interchange. I dont know if it was the bride to make this happen or the groom managed the security-guys on his own, but they eventually made it to the marriage hall.

BB says that she is proud of today’s outcome: one call for protest has jammed half of the country, and that she will continue with such calls.

Alarm bells for all the brides whose baraats are planned to come from outside the city in the weeks to come. Make sure your day doesn’t collide with BB’s, as the vice-versa doesn’t seem to be practical. And the grooms too, who plan to bring the brides from other cities, your bride may be denied the entry on the way back home :)

PS: At the wedding more than one versions of the story were available, all claiming to be live :)

4 Comments so far

  1. Sohaib Athar (unregistered) on November 10th, 2007 @ 5:14 am

    Protests usually jam traffic, but this looks like a jam to BLOCK the protest, so BB shouldn’t be blamed, as at least her cause is right (though not many of us like the rest of her).
    The other option, ofcourse, is to stop protesting and let the army rulers rule us indefinitely, I’m sure no baraats will be blocked then. What would you want to do?

  2. shaibee (unregistered) on November 10th, 2007 @ 12:17 pm

    I seriously doubt if I gave any opinion up there(or blamed), about BB or anything else for that matter :) Its just a piece of advice to avoid any odds on your wedding day.

    And yes, we can get into a full length debate to dicuss whether it is BB to be blamed for such blockage or the government, but lets spare that for some other time.

    Thanks anyway.

  3. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on November 10th, 2007 @ 1:38 pm

    Lol! man, this shows that you cannot even marry peacefully without a reference in the Armed Forces in Paksitan… :P

  4. sonu (unregistered) on November 13th, 2007 @ 10:04 am

    New way of thinking………

    “shadi chaand ki chodven ko hogie”
    “shadi BB ki strike kay bad hogie”

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