The city of Karachi once again witnesses a blood bath. A couple of bombs blasted last night taking the lives of around 150 people and injuring more than 450. The bomb went off in a non-sensical procession that marked the return of former Prime Minister Ms. Benazir Bhutto. The procession started around 2 in the afternoon and the convoy had travelled only a handful of kilometers in 10 hours. A distance that normally would have taken 20 minutes.
Big incident, big numbers, big fatality — one would say.
Take a look back: the bloody game that was played when Chief Justice was due in Karachi, the collapse of the newly inaugurated bridge and the number of lives that it took. Nothing has happened for accountability. All that happens is a statement from the government, some cash (the amount of which is embarassing) given to the family of the deceased/victims, and perhaps a couple of days of observing strike. That’s about it. Things return back to normal as if nothing had happened. No one bothers to put in the investigation, or follow up the cases. That’s the tragic story of the country in which I live. Cases are filed and then they eat dust, they rot, they are eaten up by fucking insects — but they are never closed or followed or any god-forsaken action is ever taken over it.
So to put it short and really really simple — you can do anything in the city, no matter how big. Plant a bomb, kill a couple of hundred people, and rest assured your case would be filed, two days of hue and cry — but that’s about it. "No biggie", as a friend of mine would say.
Apprehension here is far beyond comprehension.
The security yesterday had been tight and I believe all possible measures had been taken by the Government to avoid any incident of this sort.
Media had been praising the security all around the clock till midnight just when the bombs went off. It was when Media took a 180 degree reverse turn and goes about whining like a bitch about how poor the security conditions were. Can you trust the media!? The media here tries to portray themselves as highly transparent, unbiased and everything — but I still believe they go with the flow. They mould themselves as per the situation.
Ms. Bhutto’s political party, The People’s Party, was also given the liberty to make security arrangements as they deem necessary in collaboration with the Government and security agencies. Now that a serious security breach has occurred, the party is finding it hard to point their finger at somebody. Still, the Government is being blamed.
You go against the threats and warnings that the Government has brought in to your attention before hand, you ignore the request to shorten the route, you discard the point of hastening the rally (or procession), hell you even ignore the offer to utilize Helicopter and the HeliPads stops that were specially installed for yesterday, you also dont want a secluded, restricted and a dedicated route to your destination instead you insist on having "PEOPLE" around your convoy — and then when things go bad — you blame the Goverment. That’s what we are good in, aren’t we?
The Govt and the ‘wise’ people have been warning Ms Bhutto of the consequences, yet still they insisted on proceeding with their stupid plan. After the bomb blast occurred Ms. Bhutto returned to her castle in 10 minutes peacefully and quietly. This is how they learn the hard-way.
Same goes for the "national-hero" the chief justice sometime back. He came to Karachi despite of all the warnings. After people died and riots disrupted the flow, he returned silently without achieving the purpose he came for in the first place.
All this just seems too stupid to me. How come our so-called "leaders" are so fucking arrogant, stubborn and well DUMB? They impose what they think they should do. God bless.