A slice of Traffic with Jam

It started round about 10:00 am and till 4:00 pm in the evening, it wasn’t over. Students at Punjab University, New Campus were protesting expulsion of some of their fellows due to political influence while they blocked the main canal road from Hostels to Campus Bridge resulting in a massive traffic jam.

There were queues of vehicles lined up waiting for the blockade to end. All this happened when a parallel route of Wahdat Road was also blocked by some other un related protests.

Did anyone among you get affected by this situation today??

7 Comments so far

  1. Darwaish (unregistered) on October 12th, 2006 @ 1:43 am

    i was stuck in that traffic jam for more than an hour around 12 pm today. didn’t know what was the reason at that time. it really caused chaos in areas around canal. dont tell me they are going to continue protesting tomorrow too?

  2. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on October 12th, 2006 @ 2:13 am

    I’ve heard that authorities tried to intervene but then there were chances of a clash, so, they negotiated for them and that took so long.

    Don’t know about tomorrow ::

  3. Yahya (unregistered) on October 12th, 2006 @ 2:38 am

    I have heard the pu protest was for the new music classes pu has started at alhamra (smart – not taking chances doing them at campus). pu wants to continue with classes and protestors with the protests. Is it a news for molvis that music is all over Pakistan already? Someone should tell them.

  4. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on October 12th, 2006 @ 2:42 am

    I’m going to confirm it myself tomorrow. Whatever the reason was, it surely created chaos!

  5. Yahya (unregistered) on October 12th, 2006 @ 5:19 am
  6. Sana Almas (unregistered) on October 13th, 2006 @ 12:01 pm

    ohh yes! i was stuck there for like almost 4 hours and had this heated argument and real live fighting with “so-called” JaMatis.
    they treated the women really bad but surprisingly it was the women who scared them off….something must definately be done for such people..University of the punjab is like a sanctuary for us…why do we allow violence here.

    remember: it happens because we allow it. there is simply nothing that we can put an end to.

  7. Ataturk (unregistered) on October 13th, 2006 @ 9:48 pm

    Grey Wolf, Mustafa Kemal – An Intimate Study of a Dictator, H.C. Armstrong, 1934, p. 241:

    “For five hundred years these rules and theories of an Arab sheik,” Kemal said, “and the interpretations of generations of lazy, good-for-nothing priests have decided the civil and the criminal law of Turkey.”

    “They had decided the form of the constitution, the details of the lives of each Turk, his food, his hours of rising and sleeping, the shape of his clothes, the routine of the midwife who produced his children, what he learnt in his schools, his customs, his thoughts, even his most intimate habits.”

    “Islam, this theology of an immoral Arab, is a dead thing.”

    Possibly it might have suited tribes of nomads in the desert. It was no good for a modern progressive State.

    “God’s revelation!” There was no God. That was one of the chains by which the priests and bad rulers bound the people down.

    “A ruler who needs religion to help him rule is a weakling. No weakling should rule..”

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