Twelfth May

A year has passed. On the same date of May the 12th, 2007, we saw our ecnonomical lifeline, the city of Karachi being bathed in the blood. On this very day the citizens of Karachi witnessed a mayhem of their lives. Bunches of organised criminals were unleashed to horrify and brutalize the innocent citizens on a day when the peaceful activists for the restoration of judiciary were about to touch into the city. The massacre carried out on 12th may was unprecedented in the recent history of the unfortunate city. Around 40 inncoent people were killed and hundreds were left injured by the armed goons sponsored by the establishment.
As always, the events weren’t investigated by governmental authorities and the perpetrators were left untouched. Rather masses were advised to be quite and concentrate on a better tomorrow, courtesy the acts of reconcilation on part of the government. The efforts of reconcilations in fact were tactics to legitimize the illegitemate government of Pervez Musharraf and to gain political strength ahead of the next general elections.
A lot has happened since then to weaken our already fragile political system along with the belief of the masses for the betterment. Benazir’s murder, the subsequent chaos around the country, the general elections and a new coalition government which was percieved as a current of fresh air but which is fast heading towards an obvious failure courtesy the indulgence of establishment along with the hypocricy of our political leaders.
And now we’re witnessing May the 12th 2008, with a fear of going into another void; with the failure of London negotiations between the coalition partners and the lawyers boiling to their hearts to start all over again for an issue our politician failed to resolve. Let’s hope for the things to improve because only hopes are all we have!


7 thoughts on “Twelfth May

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  2. Kashkin

    (I hope you dont mind replying to your prose by a comment with a semi-poem)…It will get posted on chowk and on Nadeen’ site and others but it is written in response to 12th May, your piece. Actually I will title it as “12th May” as well…..)

    Only a hope we all have,
    our only posession;
    to offer
    through years of trial and error

    Only a life we all have,
    our only existence
    to bring peace and comfort
    through years of blood and terror

    Only a nation we all have,
    entangled in crisis
    to gather
    through years of evil and hatred

    Only a dream we all have,
    our only friend
    to have freedom and justice
    through years of struggle & protest

    Only a word we all have,
    in darkened nights
    through years of abuse
    for salvation and peace

    Only a hope we all have,
    the intangible spirit
    through years of hunger & sufferings
    to ignite, our drowsy conscience!


  3. Kashkin

    And sorry forget about the day intself:

    Only a day we all have
    Our only celebration,
    To remember
    Through years of our formation

  4. It is indeed a pleasure to receive your comments and that too in your uniquely creative ‘prose poetry’ style. I appreciate your concerns for miserable humanity in general and for the suffering people of Pakistan in particular. Together we will strive(InshaAllah) to create some sort of a positive impact through our words and our actions.

    Thanx for coming here!

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