4 photos 4 stories – I

Posted on October 6, 2006
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, People, Politics, Society
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Owais Mughal

I am a strong believer in the saying that a photo is equal to thousand words. Over the past 2 weeks I saw following 4 photos in Dawn which I want to share. They all amused me or affected me in a different way. I would love to hear your opinion on these.

(1) Policism. The photo shows journalists of Lahore Press Club demonstrating infront of Punjab provincial assembly against police excesses. The first banner from the right reads ‘Police gardi na manzoor’ (Policism not acceptable). This is the first time I’ve read or heard the word ‘police gardi’. Some one is very creative in Press club to invent this word. I was amused.

(2) In this photo supporters of Nawaz Sharif are seen protesting infront of a bookstore which was selling President Musharraf’s book. I am neutral on this issue but what caught my attention were the two placards. One is the English placard in the back which reads ‘Musharraf lies like a Gas Meter’. I thought the connection between lies and gas meter is quite funny. Second is the front poster with Nawaz Sharif’s photo on it. It has a Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s song lines written on it ‘aaja tenooN akhiaaN uDeek diyaN’ (Come back, our eyes are looking for you). I thought this was very funny too.

(3) An Accommodating Conveyance: Following photo is from a Islamabad Road and it shows a motorcycle with pillion rider. The photo is self explanatory and shows how accommodating a motorcycle can be.

(4) When dead get flooded – A Civic Failure in Hyderabad. This photo shows stagnant water in a graveyard in Hyderabad. The last rains in Hyderabad occured two weeks ago but rain water has still not been drained out of the city. A person is seen here offering prayers at a grave marked with stones and still burried under few inches of water.

17 responses to “4 photos 4 stories – I”

  1. [quote post=”340″]All Pakistanis are Urdu speaking[/quote]

    I know you know pretty well that here urdu speaking people meant ‘Mohajirs’.

    [quote post=”340″]Do not confuse Punjabi laid back attitude with their support for Nawaz or any Government or Musharraf or for anyo[/quote]

    Nobody is. Ok change Punjab to ‘Punjabism’. Does it sound Ok now? I found this punjabism pretty much against people of other provinces.

    [quote post=”340″]are Urdu speaking…except a few Sindhis who resent it for reasons nothi[/quote]

    The punjabis also suffer this disease. Even Pashtoons and Balochis often prefer to speak native language rather Urdu.

  2. Yahya says:

    [quote comment=”3896″]
    Atleast we urdu speaking people[/quote]

    I couldn’t help take a stab here :). All Pakistanis are Urdu speaking…except a few Sindhis who resent it for reasons nothing to do with Punjab. ;)

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