Stop The Violence, Please!

Posted on April 9, 2008
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Adil Najam

Aitizaz Ahsan begging for peace and calm as violence breaks in Pakistan

This photograph of lawyer leader Aitzaz Ahsan on top of an ambulance putting his hand together and begging for peace and a stop to the needless violence by some who are ‘supposedly’ his supporters, speaks volumes. It speaks volumes about Aitizaz Ahsan; volumes about the culture of anger and violence that has gripped Pakistan, and volumes about the the state of Pakistan politics. A sense of anger and angst continues to define Pakistan.

Read also, Aitizaz Ahsan’s letter to his fellow lawyers, back in December.

Whether the violence is the result of nefarious ‘agency’ designs to discredit the lawyers movement or the disgruntlement of frustrations within the movement, it does not bode well for the country and for democracy in the country. It may serve the short-term interests of some, but it cannot be in the long-term interests of Pakistan.

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The pictures (above) of mayhem and violence on the streets of Pakistan are are equally articulate about the state of affairs in Pakistan.

89 responses to “Stop The Violence, Please!”

  1. faraz Waseem says:

    Rafay, just because I belong to Karachi does not mean I am MQM supporter. I never voted for MQM or any political party.

    Answer me. Have you attented any university in Karachi? Have you lived in Karachi. If not, then you dont know how political parties including MQM and Jamat show their martial strength.

    We all need to come out of this “Us and Them” mind set in order to save Pakistan.

  2. Owais Mughal says:

    It was great gesture on part of Aitzaz Ahsan to show up and try to rescue Sher Afgan even though they were probably not the best friends. Any effort done to stop violence of any sort has to be commended. Whether I agree with Aitzaz or not on politics, his stature as a decent human being has increased in my eyes.

  3. Atelier says:

    O well. What goes around comes around.

    Aitzaz and Co started the fire and now cannot control it.

  4. Zach says:

    No, I haven’t read Prof. Michel Chossudovsky and don’t know what he has to say, but I follow the money (as my Crimson gurus say) and the smart money is on the Balkanization along ethnic lines. There are just too many players and too much complexities to deal with and people restraining and opposing “Pakistan Na Kaphay” are loosing favor rather quickly to people who want to install their “own PM in 2013”.

  5. Rizwan says:

    Protests can be done by standing on rood sides by doing hunger strikes etc. Today these Lawyers used for the hate of Musharraf are out of hands because they started it on wrong feet.
    Calm the country. Most important thing as a Pakistani is that every Pakistani plays the role of Intelligence of Pakistan.By reporting unusual activities in their neighborhood to the authorties.

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