Friday, December 28, 2012

No network...!

Disclaimer: All the characters in this write-up are based upon fiction. If it matches anyone in real that is by co-incidence and unintentional. (agay aqalmand kay liye ishara kafi hai)

Though it may not sound new to you but yet we are witnessing today another instance of stupidity of our government, who is famous of doing it again and again. Cellular services has been suspended for the day, depriving whole nation from communicating to the rest of the world.

Cellular services were suspended in Karachi on Friday in light of terrorism threats, Express News reported.
The services, suspended by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), will remain suspended from 11am till 6pm today.
According to an intelligence report, a major act of terrorism was suspected in Karachi, which was expected to be carried out through a cell phone.
Network operators were informed at 9am of the suspension.
Suspending cellular services in light of terrorism threats on important days like Eid and Ashura has become a norm, however service suspension on such days comes with prior notice.
Source: Express Tribune

A major act of terrorism was suspected today and strategy of our government to deal with it was by blocking the mobile networks, as they could not come up with any other stupid idea so they decided this should be the best. No one can beat the intelligence of our very own hero RM, who only has the ability to entertain the whole world with his unbeatable ideas. And yes it is his forte and no one can match him for sure. As per some lurking reports, it has been confirmed that Guinness Book of World Record have agreed to include RM ik as the most intellectual personality that has been born. 

Raised up under the supreme guidance of AZ, Daktar Saheb has been on his toes since childhood. During his early years at school he was nominated as the most dashing personality for flirting with teachers in class. As soon as passed his college, RM was the most wanted person and his picture could be seen all over the stables throughout the country. Whenever, he visited roads, ques of all female donkeys blocked the roads just to have a glimpse of him. 
For a moment if we consider that a major terrorism act is about to happen then is blocking the mobile connectivity is the only way to deal with it? Even Newton can't solve this mystery and let leave this to our government to solve this mystery.

In a modern world where on one hand we consider communication as one of the basic and most important need of a person there on the other hand our government has deprived the whole nation of it and they keep doing it, they never get quenched. What now seems to a trait of our present government, i.e. to "deprive' "deprive" "deprive"  the nation of their basic necessities including electricity, sui gas, CNG, employment, basic rights, justice... and now mobile networks. We never know what we more we have to experience in the coming months, but I on the other hand will start a quest of finding that girl who refused to give her number to Rehman Malik, "kitna jazbati ker dya Rehman ko, poray mulk kay network band ker dye us ne" ... 

A never ending quest...

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Encounter Alpha bravo charlie!

     Image Courtesy: Pakistan Today

One misunderstanding can be turn out to be fatal for one’s life but I guess it was my lucky day. While returning from office at 10 in the night as soon as I took a turnaround from the roundabout of do talwar a ranger official beckoned me which as it appeared to me was for the riders coming behind me so I ignored. But a few steps away another ranger waved hand and I stopped because this was definitely for me. I was accompanied by my colleagues who got off from the bike as soon as I stopped. However, I went slack on my bike without much movement.

The Ranger official marched towards me hastily like I was about to get convicted there and then and said “rukay kyu nahi”(why didn’t you stopped). I said politely, sir it appeared to me that you were trying to stop the one coming behind me that’s why I didn’t stopped and I guess it’s a misunderstanding.  However, it appeared that my words were falling on deaf ears as he kept on saying that you don’t know about rangers? He pointed towards his bike and other rangers officials and said can’t you see that 125 (model of Honda bike). Do you know you can’t even move an inch from that point when we want you to stop then stop, you can’t run away. You can’t even move a bit from there.  

I said yes I understand but…he quibble and he pointed towards his AK47 and said “can you see this (pointing towards the bump safety) its not locked as if I was a bozo and don’t know anything about AK47 then he said, now I hope you have understand, what I want to say?

Surprised on his wayward behavior I politely replied yes sir, I do. It was my mistake and it wont happen again. It seems pointless to argue with him and in my mind I already decided its better to accept that it was my mistake and get rid of him as quickly as possible instead of inviting trouble.

We kept our eye contact during the whole terse conversation. In the end, he monitored all three of us and went away making a quipping remark on us. He seems to be such an aura of authority when he was threatening me with his assault rifle as if I was a badnam dako of the city. Well, I thanked him shook hands and started my bike and never looked back.

I wonder, are these rangers are assigned to save the people from bad guys or to threat the good people terrorized them from their power.

- An uncertain future of Pakistan

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It is very evident to forecast at this point in time that the future of Pakistan is going to be bleak. Terrorism has strengthened its root deep in Pakistan and our administration has run out of strategies. They have failed to curb the root of terrorism out of Pakistan.  People of Pakistan do not feel safe now. 

The blast that held in Karachi, Quetta and Rawalpindi targeting Shia sect has spread a sense of terror among the citizens of Pakistan.  What is more frightening is that the people are even afraid of performing their religious ceremonies with peace.  The threat of a terrorist attack lurks in their mind all the time resulting in an uncertain future for them. Who is doing it, why they are doing it, nobody knows and no one can answer these questions. An attack happens and Tehreek Taliban claims its responsibility. It remains a mystery why a Muslim [if that what they claim to be] is killing a Muslim. 

I always wonder what purpose or interest they would have killing their own caste, creed. Our tourism industry is already bitten the dust, and other resources are on the verge of devastation. If the conditions remain to be the same then one can only imagine Pakistan as a half sinking ship which eventually will sink deep down the sea of terrorism. Our government and so called politicians have completely failed to overcome the lapse of security throughout the country. So many innocent people are already and we are yet to see any extremist gets punished. 

What may seem to be unending are the rising deaths of innocent people and families who are losing their love ones and for what reason they never know. There is nothing that can be done to cover their damages. It is very unfortunate for the one who gets killed and does not know the reason behind it. The terrorism is a termite eating Pakistan from inside and if measures are not taken it will too late to imagine a safe Pakistan.