Picture of the Day: Confrontation

Posted on November 20, 2006
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Law & Justice, Society
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Adil Najam

Looking at this picture just makes my blood boil (click on picture for a larger view). I do not know the details of the situation, nor who did what or said what or who is at fault or what fault. But the body language and attitude depicted here just has me reeling.

What is being said and how did this end? I would love to find out, but I suspect I know already. Does anyone want to reconstruct how this conversation and confrontation might have gone?

Regular readers know of my fascination with cops, but it seems I am not the only one. Asma who blogs at Metroblog Islamabad as ‘A for Apple’ posted this photograph as part of a bunch of police related photographs from her collection. The picture was reprinted at Online News, is by Ehsan Khan and the original caption is suggestive (although one wonders about the authenticity of the details provided):

A boy speaks [sic] makes a point with a model policeman of Islamabad Traffic Police after violating the traffic rules near Parliament House. The boy eventually made his point with the policeman and was not issued any ticket.

33 responses to “Picture of the Day: Confrontation”

  1. [quote post=”424″]All inappropriate comments are edited[/quote]

    I think I missed something! was I cursed/abused by *someone*? :>, let me check the cache version of the post on google:d

  2. Rehan says:

    That boy will be ok since he is apparently not poor. Police only brush poor people, look at the following: (viewer discretion is advised)

  3. Eidee Man says:


    “this shows exactly how all of us in Pakistan are raised”

    Okay, I think I need to back my parents on this one. No, that is absolutely not how I was raised. My parents were pretty ‘liberal’ but had an obsessive respect for law and more importantly, respect for people of ALL socio-economic backgrounds. Also, I know of quite a few people who raised/are raising their kids in the same way.

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  5. Adil,

    If you recall my comment from one of your last posts, this shows exactly how all of us in Pakistan are raised. And I said earlier, today this young lad is talking like this to the POLICE, tomorrow he will be talking to a Supreme Court Justice in the same tonne or even worse.

    Respecting law and following society’s rules starts from day one. If we are not going to follow small things like following traffic rules and driving with a valid license issued after the valid age for driving, how are we going to learn to respect the law in any other form!!

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