On Tuesday, June 3,
I was signing out of work, when I over heard one of my admin officer was talking on phone with her husband about some unrest in the city. He was telling her to come back home as soon as possible. I got some idea. Then in car my co-worker told me her sister just called her to tell her the news and told her to get home as soon as possible. She further warned her about the fear of massive violence as markets in her area had already shut down.
She dropped me at Joher Chowrangi, from where I took Chingchi. It was very visible there. I got home and broke that news to my mom and bro. She rushed to grocery shop to buy some stuff with my bro.We did know for how long shops will remain closed like that, so we wanted to store as much as you can. And that is what every one does in time like that.
With in 2 hours whole city had been shut down. Markets, road side stalls, patrol pumps, public transport, offices___ all closed.
Everyone wanted to rush their home. Traffic was jammed in many areas. Three buses and a dozen cars were also set alight in Shafiq Mor and Gulshan-i-Iqbal. One mini bus was set a fire in Shara-e- Faisal.
In Nazimabad one Rickshaw was set on fire. Other public transport started disappearing. Intermediate board suspended its scheduled examination.
Not only that, Karachi railways temporary stalled trains leaving Karachi . Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE-100 index) fell 780 points immediately.
The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) demanded that the provincial capital to handed over city to army.
There was so much panic. The city was in chaos.
The situation remained like that for two straight days.
MQM's worker staged a sit-in calling for his release at Numaish Chowrangi and vowed to continue protesting until he was freed.
It seems like it didn't occur to them it was British police who arrested him, not Pakistani police. It was they who were investigation him from last couple of years, not us. Protesting and shutting down Karachi would not release him.
And, it didn't. British police took its time and later released him on bail according to British law, after three days.
When one T.V reporter asked them the same thing while covering the sit in protest, one of its party politicians, Mr. Haider Rizvi asked very innocently why people are having pain if Karachi is shutdown?
Hell, yeah !
Why people are having pain if Karachi is shut down for 2 days for someone who got arrested in UK ?
Stupid we, are not?
Seriously, are they outta their mind?
People were having pain because this party, its everyday crying, they way they act out, their way of protest by shutting down the city and strikes is all pain in the ass of normal citizens.
We live in this city. We have work to do, money to earn. So many are on daily wages. Partol pums get closed down. Public transporters don't bring their vehicles on roads in this situation. There are patients, and students.Due to that all routine activities come to a standstill.
This is no way to protest or show any kinda concerned over anything. This shut down and bringing city to stand still only makes life difficult for us, and you are asking why someone is having pain?
On Friday, around 12 pm, after two days, when they finally winded up their protest, Senator Farooq Sattar thanked the public, business community, transporter to show their solidarity with their beloeved leader and party in this hard time.
Seriously, to whom they are kidding?
Kindly, don't make us fool.
At least I ain't buying that they did that voluntarily !
Here people don't want to close anything even at night. They were just scared of violence. No one wants violence.
We all know what happens in time like that when something happens to MQM. We all know who comes out and force shop keepers to shut down their shops, stall and entire market in jiff. We all know who burns vehicles on roads.
Even UK's consulate in Karachi wasn't only temporarily closed down in order to save themselves from any reaction of the arrest of Altaf Hussain, they had left for Dubai a day before the arrest. All the roads leading to BHC was blocked by container. The USA consulate also remained closed for a day, and you are thanking people for siding with MQM and AH?
Seriously, stop living in fools paradise.Karachi and its people don't react after hearing such type of news, Party people react.
People only have fear for their shops, business, stalls, vehicles and lives. They don't give a damn about who is dying or who got arrested in UK.