4 photos 4 stories – I

Posted on October 6, 2006
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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. sabizak says:

    @Adnan Siddiqui….what’s lunatic about calling a spade a spade? DO you wish to be the kind of patriot who wants to bury his head in the sand and claim that everything is hunky dory in the world outside. One should have the courage to be able to criticize one’s own country if need be.
    Having said that however, people like these hari types just come to give inciteful statements without understanding the context of any issue. We can do nothing but let them live in their self created, self duping bubble.

  2. Hari you have right to think like that after reading such lunatic posts by Pakistanis. Its not your fault, go ahead!

  3. hari says:

    So EideeMan and PatExpat are saying that Pakistanis are a nation of terrorists? I will quote you on that.

  4. PatExpat says:

    Mr. Mir,

    When a convicted murderer and a criminal can be Governor of the province, who is to stop terrorists from holding seats in provincial and national assemblies.

    And now their activities are not limited to Sind only. As per DAWN
    http://dawn.com/2006/10/06/nat8.htm

    [quote post=”340″]Law Minister Raja Basharat told the Punjab Assembly on Thursday that there were `reports’ that street crime had increased in certain areas of the province where Muttahida Qaumi Movement opened its offices and that some office-bearers of the party appointed there were also involved in heinous crimes[/quote]

  5. Altamash Mir says:

    The term terrorist is so much used by the west to mention Islam and Muslims that it seems that we have adopted it as well. Eidee Man MQM is a democratically elected political party that holds a significant amount of seats in the National and Sindh assemblies.

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