Lahore Police – Give us a break!

In a countrywide swoop against extremists nearly 300 people have been detained including clerics. Lahori’s are also witnessing these raids by police and Para-military forces and this has made life really miserable for ordinary Lahoris on the roads. Here in Lahore these days, if you are going home or something on a motorbyke at night (specially after 9:00 PM), wearing a shalwar-kameez (the local dress) and have a beard, you are in big trouble. Last night a junior colleague of mine – who happens to be one of the nicest human beings that I have known – was detained for two hours when he was going home around 10:00 PM. The reason, local police station had to make a specified number of arrests within 24 hours. I am not sure what exactly Lahore police (the Govt of Pakistan to be precise) is trying to achieve here. Lahoris are already sick and tired of all those Police Naka

2 Comments so far

  1. shahzad (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2005 @ 3:45 am

    not that i like lahore police that much being a byker myself but this time they are just following orders. what can they possibly do? and yes this is not the solution, i wonder what has happened to inter-faith dialogue and understanding each other’s views?

    p.s i saw that on ary too and i it seems there is a big intelligence blunder again jus like iraq

  2. Jangli Jagga (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2005 @ 6:02 am

    It’s not only in lahore but all around. And I see Gov already fretting under pressure (they always does)

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