Picture of the Day: Toys for Boys (IDEAS 2006)

Posted on November 23, 2006
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Adil Najam

I thought the qataa above (from Jang, 23 November 2006) was a nice caption for this photograph printed in most newspapers on the same date. A rough translation of the qataa:

These days Karachi is a sight to see
There is an exhibition of ammunitions that is on (IDEAS 2006)
But, even if it were not, in this country of ours
Has there ever been any shortage of munitions to see

Here is an addition to this post, also from Jang (24 November, 2006):

My very rough translation:

Ammunition production makes it very evident, Shaoor
That we are living in a state of Defence
In reality these are all the instruments of war
But we insist on calling them instruments of defence

11 responses to “Picture of the Day: Toys for Boys (IDEAS 2006)”

  1. Yahya says:

    [quote comment=”11809″]Poor civilian doesn’t know the consequences of carrying gun against the khakis. He is unaware of the fate of his two predecessors.[/quote]

    Of course he knows the fate of his two predecessors. He is the city bank man who just happens to live in the PM house. These people make the fate of other people…and nations.

  2. Eidee Man says:

    For a guy who’s usually the most refined and thoughtful one in the Musharraf team, this is apalling! What is that a machine gun in his hands?

    I can see why the great Ishrat ul Ibad Khan is behind him. After all, Mr. Khan is a seasoned terrorist and masterminded quite a few bloodbaths by MQM hooligans in his day. But I shouldn’t be too hard on him; after all, his family got off of welfare not too long ago:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4089162.stm

    Reminds me of a recent ATP post….”MQM…mainstream party.”

    Ha!

  3. king_faisal says:

    its always amusing to read the thoughts of the peace and love brigade. meanwhile back in the real world:

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/328 066.cms

    “WASHINGTON: India was the biggest arms buyer among developing nations in 2005, finalising arms transfer agreements worth USD 5.4 billion, according to a US Congressional study.

    Saudi Arabia ranked second at USD 3.4 billion, followed by China with USD 2.8 billion in such agreements, the Congressional Research Service says…”

    thankfully as this exhibition indicates our government has eyes on the ball.

  4. Zakintosh says:

    If this comment is ‘indecent’ please remove. But I think offering Weapons for Peace is as offensive a slogan is like promoting Screwing for Virginity.

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