Chief vs Chief by ‘Ahsan Zawar’


May 12, 2007 will probably go down in the history of Pakistan as the day when people realized how deadly Karachi can become. The city which has seen one of the worst bloodsheds in the early nineties when two major political forces clashed with other was again painted with red today. Interestingly I fail to understand who exactly is called a political worker in Pakistan, the youngster who is not treated equally at his home to someone who probably has committed a serious crime and finds a secure place to hide under the flag of a political party. Whatever it is, he lives with a weapon in the buckle of his belt for self defense or exploiting someone else’s defense.

The Chief Justice as they say is the guardian of the law of the country is running all over country to find justice for himself. I wonder how people who have decades long cases pending in different courts of Pakistan sees this, maybe they are smiling deep inside as now is their chance to finally draw the conclusion that Justice is a failure in our country. The lawyers who play with the laws and dates everyday are now waiting for right dates and the right decision to secure their future at least for sometime. They seek refuge in the banner of opposition parties whose life long dreams of million marches have finally come true. Whatever is the outcome of this reference will be, one thing is for sure, it is not right versus wrong, its not even government versus the opposition (they are one and the same thing except for different faces), its not MQM versus PPP, its actually “The General Versus The Chief.” I won’t be surprised to see Chaudhry Ifthikar’s name in the candidates list for the next president.

In no country you will see ruling parties holding rallies to show their strength and popularity. They are ruling because they have the majority of the support, they are ruling because they have the strength to outnumber the opposition in the assemblies. By calling peace rallies or by coloring the whole city with banners of green and red served no good for MQM and I have to say this that this decision of holding a rally on May 12 will probably go down as one of the worst decision made by Altaf Hussain in his political career. The image which they tried to build in the last 4 years, the idea of using lesser force to meet their demands have all shattered into pieces. The street rats with gutkas in their mouths and with an accomplice on their backseat of Honda 70 are back to show how much frustrated they are.The place of final showdown was unfortunately my hometown Karachi. What people saw was the exhibition of firearms not in expo centre but on the main streets of Karachi. The law enforcement agencies enjoyed a day off and preferred to sit back and enjoyed the show.


The state which is responsible for providing security to its citizens was busy in organizing their Gala Affair at Islamabad where president of the country is to preside a gathering for the ruling party. The only thing that is on his mind is probably his re election. The city where they say people love enjoying and going out remained in their homes hearing the sounds of crackers outside their homes. Eighteen people died today up to now. Who are they, which political party they belong to, the either side is calling them martyrs, were they justified in terrorizing the city, were they justified in their protests.

I think as a society we are unable to choose the medium of expression for ourselves, we don’t know how to put our demands, we don’t know the means to acquire them. I think we all are seeking justice of some kind. We finally want some rules to prevail in our country but are we ready to accept them.


14 Responses to “Chief vs Chief by ‘Ahsan Zawar’”

  1. 1 lubz
    May 12, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    Well said!!

  2. May 13, 2007 at 10:01 am

    I am sorry from the core of my heart for the troubled times you guys are facing. I can relate to it because I know vested interests can go to any level to fulfil their motives. Don’t worry it won’t last long. I am sure you have suffered the worst. It will only improve from here. There is a solution to evey problem and there would be one for this one too shortly.

  3. 3 Ahsan Zawar
    May 13, 2007 at 10:34 am

    @lubz…thanx for the appreciation

    @pr3rna… I hope the same…Thanx for giving some light of hope to us….

  4. May 13, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    Chief Justice arrived at Karachi Airport and waited for 9 Hours(approx) to goto Sindh Bar to address the bar council, but the BIG CHIEF of Quaid’s City decide to show that mass of karachi is with him.

    People saw mass fighting, people with guns like T.T., Revolver, Shot gun(repeater) etc walking around the city streets (especially as AJJ TV shot them near their office). Wht kind of city is this??? wht kind of politicians we have????

    Today I was thinking that the thing which we lack is UNITY ……. yeah the thing which Quaid-e-Azam talked about sixty years back. We have a large number of political parties (“note: political alliances in Pakistan can shift frequently” as by CIA https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/print/pk.html) whose basic agenda is same i.e. they work for PAKISTAN so why don’t the unite and struggle together so that the achievement is quick and stronger………….but they can’t because every one here wants to be a LEADER and if in any case they (all parties) unite then they have to choose one leader which they deny by the death of Quaid-e-Azam.

    Last night i saw a dream in which I was anchor of AJJ TV (may sounds funny to you but not for me) and I was asing questions to someone sitting in the dark.

    Question 1: Where were the authorities at the time of riots ????????

    Answer: Authorities??? wht authorities???

    Questions 2: Why the law and order situation is so mismanage ???

    Answer: Because we wanted to. wht can u do??? haan???

    Question 3: What is our President doing in this situation??????

    Answer: He is enjoying horse dance with his PALS….i said wht can u do???

    Question 3: Can we hope that our city soon get out by this riots???

    Answer: Its up to you.

    Question 4: Can…………….

    STOP ASKING ME TOO MANY QUESTIONS…………I have to goto listen the great address by our great HAQ PARAST leader………


    in last if u wana smile then i’ll tell u the latest joke ” Governor Sindh announces RS. 3 LAKH COMPENSATION EACH FOR HEIRS OF DEAD, RS 50 THOUSAND FOR INJURED…………WE CAN PAY U………….BUT SORRY WE CANT PROTECT U”


    [b]12th May is memorialize as 5/12 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5-12).[b]

  5. May 13, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    @ Hassan

    i like the bid that ‘we can pay you but cant protect yo 😀

    @ Ahsan

    nice post bro. i hope to c more of ur writings on RONIN

  6. May 13, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Nice post dude! Very nice one.

    “I won’t be surprised to see Chaudhry Ifthikar’s name in the candidates list for the next president.”

    Exactly my thinking too!!

    By the way regarding the authorities and law enforcers not showing up — I find it a little funny. The other day i was watching news and those people were literally accusing and putting all the blames on the police and the rangers — who failed to show up. True! They didn’t, and its their duty to enforce law and order. Right now: people are accusing about they not showing up… I wonder what if they would have showed up. They would have used tear gas and shells to disrupt and disperse the crowd (ofcourse). Then, people would definitely be bitching about how the police ruined the peaceful processions!!! Well, we arent happy in any god-damn-situation anyway or are we?!!!

  7. May 15, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    @ simz

    i dunno frm where this ridiculous thought has come to ppl that the CJ is not fighjting for the justice but compagning for his cadidancy for presidentship. I mean serioulsy, there are hardly any honest man like him in the contry and he has the balls to fight for the rights of this nation and wat are we doing making up stroies and believing those politicians who change theirstatmnts after every 5 minutes.

  8. May 15, 2007 at 6:44 pm


    Ammar actually the thing is neither he is a politician nor he wanted to be……….but………Chaudri Ahtezaz Ahasan is his spokesman and he belongs to PPP and so PPP comes in the scene but how can other wana left behind so its like a joint venture of PPP, PPPP, PMLN,ANP,SNP,many more…..but there is also one major problem which is involvement of people in the scene and when people involve in something……….you cant do anything except wait and watch thats wht he is doing

  9. 9 Ahsan Zawar
    May 19, 2007 at 11:03 am

    Intresting comments….I like Simz reaction that poeple will go and say exactly that abt the police…Just read somewhere that they were only 8000 security officials to protect the 250,000 congregation that took place… Using teargas would probabaly disperse the crowd…but then again who knows wat was going through the minds of the offciials. Thanx Ammar..

    thanx hassan too….

    Its just that everybody is so confused that everyone has a different point of view…


  10. May 20, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    well i read somewhere that some DIG or some high official from POLICE wrote a letter on which POLICE ppl not allowed to have guns….will provide you complete information soon.

  11. September 19, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    now we are fussing and now we are fightin. Andreina Cecilio.

  12. March 23, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    MQM and Musharaf … both are killers.

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