“I want to experience the storm”

It was kind of unplanned but exciting day that started off with a shout, who else but sister. Ahh!! so i had to drop her by . . . . . the usual crap. Came back and got fuckingly screwed up all day due to the form submission. Ahh!! its a big deal filling a form, attaching documents and having copies & getting 4 photo’s because this 21st century city doesn’t even have the 20th century luxury known as electricity. Poor residents at the backside of Sharah-e-Faisal, i felt really bad for their misery. Such a storm & they are lying naked under dark sky with electric wires running overheard everywhere. . . . .

Anyways so i reached office & soon i was into excitement as it was another stormy day in the making. Light drizzling started & later turned into proper rain. Adeel , my senior asked me to check out the corridor outside office & the cold air blow suddenly threw me into a strange familiar feeling. It was like a movie scene , darkness all around. I could hear the air making strange noises in the corridor. Far, far way in the wilderness i could see dark, apparently silent sky hurling stones from past into my mind. I tried hard to divert my attention somewhere else but after entering office & moreover when i saw the shift change form ( we needed to mention the reason about why we want to change the shift & on that day we knew Karachi will have storm in evening) so something , though jokingly came out of my mouth that defeated any of the little hope of holding emotions that i experienced in corridor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Follow up – CJP Case

Lately I realized that not only the quality of BBC Urdu site has improved considerable but its objectivity has improved remarkably. The articles, the info is excellent. I also realized that the CJP case is being followed by BBC with great interest and the coverage is excellent. I decided to follow it on daily basis. This case, if you follow the links is sure not only important but interesting as well. The level of arguments has indeed has a standard.

Full Coverage:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/indepth/cluster/2007/05/070512_chief_justice_case.shtml

Daily Coverage

June 20, 2007 :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/story/2007/06/070620_cj_20june_zs.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/story/2007/06/070619_cj_june19_zs.shtml

 

June 21, 2007 :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/story/2007/06/070621_cj_june21_zs.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/story/2007/06/070622_cjmultan_preps_sq.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/story/2007/06/070625_aitzaz_argu_sen.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/story/2007/06/070628_cj_hearing_ms.shtml

 

 

Experts disclose the secret behind load shedding

Got this one through email from Urooj Zia & she got it from Lahore metblog.

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A Historic day and a Historic picture

Whether or not CJP wins or nation sees itself free from the clutches of Military Incorporated but this picture sure will go down in history as a sign of defiance & growing anger among nation against the Generals who are now less defending borders & more acting like a parasite on resources, acting like a political party & considering themselves above all. Its high time we remind the ARMY that gatekeepers, when they decided to take over a home are thrown out of the job. Either generals stay in their limits else be ready to be kicked out. This picture reminded me of Faiz’s “hum daikhaingey”.

From BBC website dated 17th June, 2007 in

“Chief Justice journey to Faisalabad”

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KESC – Who did the magic ?

I just called in from office at home for some personal work & found out; to my amazement that electricity was still on, which basically meant 24 hours of uninterrupted power supply? Wow, this is unbelievable. This can possibly be breaking news on GEO or AAJ & a KESC world record for summer in Karachi.

But hey, hang on. I do know about a posh & special creature’s area ( the area near Cor-Commander & governor house ka addah) that has this facility forever. Ahh!! Poor me, I could send this to the press.

But anyways, who cares. It’s a big day. This surely is some magic I guess or am I dreaming? Hang on let me ask my peon to give me a chutki.

!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 minutes break !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Some good men – Glimmer of hope

Pervaiz Munir Alvi covers a personal story on ATP that is not only inspirational but sets an example to whose who can if they have will to serve their motherland. These are the people on whom the nation depend more than any other right now. Glimmer of hope still persist when you hear such stories.

Majority of us due to understood reasons engage ourselves in family & related matters after entering professional career. But its few who do care about their roots & most importantly share their part of success with others & in this way not only spread their share of welfare but they roll a tyre that will only bring good for its beneficiaries. Any one beneficiary from that welfare can then in turn roll a new one.

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Liberating the Mind from Orthodoxies : Noam Chomsky

Was very busy with shift when during a search i cam across this Noam Chomsky classic. Couldn’t resist reading it. What a man!! what thoughts, what intellect. I wish we in Pakistan could have such men.

Interview

Liberating the Mind from Orthodoxies

An interview with Noam Chomsky 

By David Barsamian


Noam Chomsky, long-time political activist, writer, and professor of linguistics at IT, is the author of numerous books and articles on U.S. foreign policy, international affairs, and human rights. Among his many books are World Orders Old and NewClass Warfare, and Powers and Prospects. Among his latest books are The Common Good and The New Military Humanism.
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Windows XP secret – Watch a free movie

Alright this is interesting.

Goto command prompt ( Click on start goto RUN & type CMD )

Type telnet & then type o ( the english alphabet), Hit ENTER.

Now type towel.blinkenlights.nl & enjoy the movie Star Wars Episode IV.

How to earn humiliation

Recently our establishment successfully earned a degree in humiliation titled dheet-pun. Its awarded to people who show great resistance in times of crisis & deny any fact or reality on ground. The first thing to do is to hire a professional filthy mouth ministers who can swear that they didn’t see, hear or understood what everyone would be saying. This degree has few major courses (howto strengthen Military Inc. hold in country, howto be proficient in lying, howto mishandle crisis etc) & majority minor courses (howto attack media, howto ignore any advice, howto repeat mistakes). The degree being unique of its kind is awarded only in Pakistan. Its approval was given in 2002 earth quake on Oct. 8 after some bold media coverage exposed the improper work by government. It was noticed that there is a serious need for such a degree course for gov. & establishment.
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A Chicken Broast Piece on II Chundrigar Road

Its been a tough day today. Due to a series of unfortunate events i had to reach UNI CENTER & the first jihad i did was to find out where to park. Anyways, i hurriedly finished my work, met Rauf, left UNI with my new HDD. Proud at what i got for the previous shit (same 320GB hard disk but a 2 numberi one) i immediately left & as i had to reach office too but when i turned towards IIC i saw the traffic halted far ahead. Slowly i joined the party. I thought it s going to take 5-10 or max 15 min but what followed later is the reason why i have this name for the post.

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Breaking news : Musharraf & his Generals gone nuts

“What the fuck” is the exact & perfect world that could/should come out of my mouth when i read this BBC story a while ago. (original BBC link here) Honestly its becoming apparent day by day that Musharraf & his conservative wolves are not having a good sleep due to CJP issue & in order to hide their guilt are acting like being bitten by a dog.

While the nation sure loves its ARMY, this lot of generals has some alien-smell to it. Neither they have any clue about the century we are living in nor any idea about what people make out of their luxurious life which they live on our taxes.

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I Support, Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa

STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR DR AYESHA SIDDIQA

 

Interference with the book launch in Islamabad on Friday of the distinguished Pakistani scholar Dr Ayesha Siddiqa’s ‘Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy’ gives us grave concern.

Although Dr Siddiqa was able to use the office of a non-government organization after hotels refused to provide a venue, her phone service has subsequently been repeatedly disrupted as she gave interviews and she has told the Committee to Protect Journalists and others that she feels increasingly isolated and physically threatened. On Saturday, plainclothes “Special Branch” agents visited her home town Khanqah Sharif near Bahalwapur and questioned her employees about Dr. Siddiqa, her husband and property.

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Cor Commander, Chor Commander

Found this excellent article on BBC website. Ir perfectly portrays the real face of our Generals in GHQ.

KESC & ARB’s predictions

I met ARB this Thursday. Actually there was no electricity in the morning & i left for UNI center but when i came back i was told that it came but it went again. I was so pissed off that i decided to leave & meet my prediction guru, ARB.

The discussion included KESC for known reasons. “saain mai aap ko aik lash heez dikhata hun” he said. I, confused at what he is talking about didn’t say much but he continued “aap ka dil khush hojaiga ye daikh ker ki hamari afsar shahi or gov awaam ka kis tarah R***ker rahi hai“. I knew his sharp knife-like sarcastic style so I smiled. We went outside. On our way he points out street lights, well lit up during day. “ or kitni khushi ho rahi hogi aap ko ye jaan ker ki baqi public ro rahi hai or ye har** aayyashion mei lagey huey hain” pointing his fingers towards governor house. I also  remember that last week had he told me about how public money was plundered mercilessly by our hukumraan. He told me about the new AC’s that were ordered & the way electricity, water & other resources were being wasted in governor house. “ye G** ke bachay poori qom ko TV per bijli  bachaney ka kehtay hain or khud * * * * , while he was busy cursing his own local-brothers my mind went back to what he had said last summer. I reminded him about it . “saain befiker rahain, ye 3050 tak theek nai honey wala ab, es parasite-gang (Generals + Bureaucracy + politicians, in his lingo) se agar jaan na chuti toh”.  I did’t reply as i was busy remembering his words last year . . . .

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