Boycott Nirala!??

Just last week I was reading this sad story on All Things Pakistan which suggests that an official government car, reportedly in the use of the Syed Safwanullah, Federal Minister of Housing and Works, reportedly being driven by one of his relatives, crushed to death a 6-year old child, whose mutilated body was found two days later in the same car. Mr. Safwanullah held a press conference yesterday to clarify his position and apparently put all the blame on his driver who took his car without his knowledge. I think victim’s family will get an appropriate compensation amount and there you go, case closed.

Another incident which is even more tragic occured in Lahore and surprisingly got very little media attention initially. According to Daily Times, Waseem Sajjad Malik, a cellular phone-company employee (resident of 292/293-B, Punjab Corporative Society), lost control of his car and hit a tree allegedly because of two racing cars near Masjid Chowk in Defence. One of the two cars (LWJ-700) belonged to Faisal Farooq, son of a prominent confectioner (Nirala Sweets). Waseem’s two-month old baby, born five years after his marriage, went through the screen and fell about 20 feet away. Waseem, his mother and his wife were injured.

Waseem’s baby went into a comma right away. Passers-by caught Faisal Farooq, who fled when he saw that they were calling the police. The victims were admitted to hospital with multiple fractures and the baby died shortly after that. Defence police registered a case against Faisal Farooq.

Faisal Farooq’s family, close to senior police officers, intervened. Allegedly, Faisal Farooq, his uncles Mehmood and Maqsud, and five people carrying weapons went to the National Defence Hospital on November 29, where they threatened Waseem’s brother-in-law Mutahir and asked him to withdraw the case. They locked Mutahir in a room, allegedly, beat him up, and fled.

I am not sure what to say about this. Incidents like this happen every now and then and only just a few become known to us. Waseem and his family have now got media attention and I am sure they have full support form Mobilink which will help them in a painfully slow, complicated and costly legal battle ahead. But in most cases, unfortunately, rich and powerful easily get away with murder and this happens everywhere. An investigation should immediately take place and let the legal process conclude if it was an accident or an act of criminal neglect.

The most unfortunate part of this story is that the baby is dead. Whatever we say or do now is useless in a way and nobody can bring him/her back. It also makes me wonder whats the logic of blessing someone a child after so many years and then take away in split second? Only Allah knows the best. We can only offer our prayers to the victim’s family.

Lets hope that all of us in Lahore will keep the pressure on, even if it means Boycotting Nirala. Lets exercise our basic right to protest against injustice which we have long forgotten as a nation. I know most of us feel powerless to prevent injustice but lets not fail to protest atleast.

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39 Comments so far

  1. Sa'ad (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 4:52 pm

    Thank you for posting this and bringing it to the greater knowledge of all. In my utopia, perfect way to punish criminals is public humility. While the details may be missing, the facts are there, rich parents son with an expensive car ruins someone’s happy world.
    Dawn has an updated story btw.

    What i am sadly finding out in our news sources (and its been only 6 months that i have actively started reading online newspapers from pak) is that they rarely have the full story or even hard facts. There is absolutely a lack of investigative journalism there. The words ‘allegedly’ ‘supposedly’ ‘according to unknown sources’ ‘on condition of anonymity’ pop up all over an articles and punches massive holes in it.


  2. Bilal (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 5:03 pm

    i think u meant humiliation, not humility.


  3. Hareem (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 5:10 pm

    this is an email that i wrote this morning after i received a forwarded email to boycott nirala

    Okay a lot of stuff has to be set straight
    I PERSONALLY know the guy and have been receiving information of the incident and subsequent false allegations made on Faisal himself. The guy has a 20 year record of SAFE driving (including sports car-driving) all over the world, this is his first ever MAJOR accident in his life. He has never drunk or engaged in any malicious activities. He was on the Main Boulevard of Defence going from Lalik chowk towards masjid chowk when this other chap made a U-turn without seeing where he was going and rammed into the porsche which had a right of way. The car spun and hit a tree on the side and the 2 and a half month old baby flew out of his mother’s hand out of the open window and landed a few feet away from the car on the mid-divider green belt of the road. Faisal Farooq called the1122 ambulance and stayed there for an entire 45 minutes (which magically seems to be erased from the appalling accoutns being spun around the city, by the way). Later he also took his old father to the hospital to grieve and condole with the family who had faced the trauma on which THEY took out a gun on an unarmed old man who was their to share their sorrow. I repeat, I personally know all this is true and this being an only reason that I’m replying to a forwarded email for the first time ever in my life. It is tragic beyond words could express, a family who have lost a baby and faced such a huge trauma but we as a nation have to GROW UP and realise that sometimes accidents happen and it’s not always the party that bears the greater loss is the one that has to be right. No doubt the loss is irrepairable but slinging mud at someone who doesn’t deserve is certainly not on. Boycotting Nirala Sweets won’t bring back the child or lessen the grief of the bereaved but yes it’ll cause some 1300 plus people to go out of work overnight over something that is being blown out of proportions and is not based on facts. Yes there was an accident and YES a baby died which is the worst form of agony for the parents and family, YES Faisal Farooq was in the other car but NO IT WASN’T HIS FAULT. If people out there have the audacity of forwarding out emails and short messages then I think they should be forwarding this email out because it bears the whole truth not just bits and pieces out of an evening paper. Trust me if he were my best friend and was guilty i would’ve been the first one to throw rocks at him.
    (please see a response on the same topic on http://www.faisalkhan.com)


  4. Babar (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 7:23 pm

    You know there is another aspect to this tragedy. And that is safety precaustions in a car, which are totally lacking in Pakistan. No body uses seat belts and in smaller cars the belts are not even present. How rediculous. Belts save lives and driving without belt is just plane crazy. And there is no one to make the public aware that at no cost the child should be in front seat. This should be a law that the child has to be in a child safe seat installed in the back seat. Holding a child in the lap in front seat is so freaking dangerous that I am amazed when I see people do that in Pak. But the reason is that they have not been educated in these issues. A child should be in back seat at least untill he/she is around 6 or so to waer seat belt properly in front seat. Obviously thats what is gonna happen when a fast car suddenly stops due to a hit. The child is gonna fly out.

    Once I hit my car here in US into the metallic side pole, and it came to a stand still in a milli second from 80 km/h. But neither I nor my wife suffered any injury at all, because we were wearing seat belts. I am sure if we had not been, both of us would have crushed our ribs or skulls and may very possibly be dead.


  5. Babar (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 7:27 pm

    Sad is our state, that both parties have to resort to e-mail, media compaigns. This matter should be dealt by police investigation and courts. But ofcourse this whole concept is lacking in Pakistan.


  6. zeeshan (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 11:02 pm

    @babar: i can’t agree more with you on seat belts and that child should ALWAYS be on back seat.

    @hareem: do you have any proof of faisal actually making 1122 call? that can really help your side of story. secondly, that guy, faisal, MUST be driving REAL FAST to have such an impact from side that child actually fell 8-10 feet away from car window. obviouly the other car was taking u-turn and definitely very slow. so there is definitely over-speeding factor here. nirala should come out publically and clarify their position!

    lets hope there is serious investigation and justice could be served!


  7. shawn (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 11:42 pm

    do you actually think anyone would believe that chap took a u-turn at a speed of 100 and smashed into poor porsche which was not over-speeding and driven by an expert driver? that bastard must have been driving like crazy. why dont you guys stage protests outside Nirala outlets in your city? make sure he is put on trial and then let the court decide.

    here in US if you could get arrested if you have a child sitting on a front seat.


  8. umar (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 11:52 pm

    if the driver was involved in street racing, and was speeding, then thats already a crime. And then he killed a baby while committing that crime… I don’t know how innocent is that.


  9. ash (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 11:52 pm

    the point isnt the accident. Thats just everyone’s bad luck. If the grieved family was beaten up as is alleged thats why people should protest.
    We can not assume what happened without some sort of proof though, do either of you camps have any proof?


  10. Raheel Rana (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 11:59 pm

    yes sure he is right to some extent

    bycotting nirala wont help anyone and even it wont bother nirala family either… as this bycotting campaign cant last more than weeks or months and they have the resources to suffer that…

    however… as far as the attitude faisal farooq is concerned… is strange.. i even know him to some bit… and even his family who used to have the original shop in flemming road, gawalmandi.. . this guy seems quite mature and business minded..

    ……….. the major point is… we have the version of someone on the behalf of faisal farooq… but why is that press is totally against him.. and the the fact that he tried to repssurized local police officers and advising them not to register case.. then beating someone in hospital… all this been in newspaper… . and it would sound much more appropriate that he face the trial and let public and press know the fact….

    the problem is these people dont want to go through the same procedure that is for someone belonging to poor family… just in case if someone had killed faisal farooq’s son… what would have been his reaction… he would have definitely made sure that the accused either lives in grave or behind bars… anyways…

    i am trying to call victim’s father may be tomorrow i will be able to come up with his version as well…

    but to be quite true freinds….. .. i dont believe that a very sensible man like waseem would be driving that fast and carelessly while he is having his family with…. if i be in his position i wont have done that…. then there are people who say that his car has been BADLY damaged… now people who know how to drive can visualize the whole situation… . driving a care and taking a u turn so fast that you loose control and hit a car passing by…… SOUND unbelieveable and unrealistic. … anyways…. prays for victim’s family…. Allah may help them bear this irrepairable loss..


  11. zeeshan (unregistered) on December 5th, 2006 @ 12:05 am

    more update on the first story from http://pakistaniat.com/2006/12/01/accident-or-criminal-neglect-by-the-powerful/

    Folks,

    You must have read by now that the mysterious woman who was seen driving the government vehicle has been identified. She is the wife of an aide to the federal minister in question. According to the report, “baji” used to use the vehicle for personal errands and was a bad driver. The minister does not seem to be directly involved. So, let’s leave him alone unless he tries to influence the course of justice in this case.

    But do you know what course justice would take? Under the Qisas and Diyat laws, again promulgated by that great “merde Momin”, one can pay compensation to the heirs of the person murdered or killed and go free. Such crimes are treated as crimes against individuals, not against the state or society. This is how this case will be settled. US$ 5,000 to 10,000 will be paid to the parents of the child and “baji” will be free to continue her joyrides. It is all legal in the land of pure and holy.


  12. Sheikh Nadir (unregistered) on December 5th, 2006 @ 7:34 am

    The criminal drivers should be castrated


  13. Phil (unregistered) on December 5th, 2006 @ 3:39 pm

    Its great to see LMB tackling this issue straight on. I fully support any sort of public display or boycott of the Nirala sweet’s business. It is true, no one can bring back the 2 month old baby that lost it’s life to a criminal in a road accident. May the sufferers get due justice and the criminal punished.

    It hight time we put the wrong doers where they belong, not from where they rule!


  14. Phil (unregistered) on December 5th, 2006 @ 3:44 pm

    Oh come on, Sheikh saab! Isnt there already enough ‘chopping off’ related to people with similar names :P


  15. Mithai_Khaancha (unregistered) on December 6th, 2006 @ 12:41 am

    @ Zeeshan

    You wrote: “lets hope there is serious investigation and justice could be served!”

    SERIOUS INVESTIGATION(Impartial) & JUSTICE in Pakistan????????????????

    I admire your “sense of humor”.

    Just kidding…………….. or AM I?

    My dear you are being so naive!! or perhaps simply ignorant.


  16. Momekh (unregistered) on December 6th, 2006 @ 7:50 am

    woooah.

    Who wins?

    The guy in the porsche was driving fast and people are complaining about that? He has a porsche, for cryin out loud! The difference is between driving fast and driving safe!? Was he? Or wasn’t he?
    The guy taking the U-turn, what about him? The media keep printing all sorta stories, but where are THESE two people?

    What I really love is that we are sitting here, actually concerned… SMS’s, newspaper articles, blog posts, comments… someone in these comments said that ‘it was just everybodys bad luck’, yes, I agree… but I am just happy – in a corny sorta way – that people are actually speaking out. Who knows, when the need be, we as Muslims and Pakistnies wont mind taking to the streets for a just and right cause… Aameen to that people, aameen to that.


  17. opee (unregistered) on December 6th, 2006 @ 1:27 pm

    what is with woooah…
    you are tryin to be Al Pacino


  18. opee (unregistered) on December 6th, 2006 @ 1:28 pm

    what is with woooah…
    you are tryin to be Al Pacino


  19. Momekh (unregistered) on December 6th, 2006 @ 4:17 pm

    Al Pacino? Who’s he?
    Hooha!


  20. juju (unregistered) on December 6th, 2006 @ 8:05 pm

    (this comment is specifically in response to the comment made earlier
    i.e. Posted by: Hareem at December 4, 2006 05:10 PM )

    THAT CHAP ???, are you talking about the person who’s 2 months old baby died

    and how the f@#k can you ram into a car while taking a u turn

    i would suggest you shut the f@#k up .. stupid bitch!!!!


  21. cameo (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 12:54 am

    what is the speed limit in defence ???
    i am sure i have seen plenty of speed limit signs in defence
    i dont think its more then 60 KM


  22. Audible Silence (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 2:06 am

    Well after reading all the above crap…I believe we must calm down and think rationally not emotionally.
    Putting on seat belts on roads where you break after every 2 seconds is absoultely ridiculous.

    I was personally present at the place where incident occured….right opposite KFC..infront of empty plot (Present not as someone’s relative but was just passing by).

    I don’t trust media that much and I have to believe what I saw… the porsche driver was on the scene, he never fled..and ofcourse he was helping out the survivors. The honda city was slamed near the tree. The blame has to be shared on both sides. The CITY guy took a U-Turn possibly he mis-calculated the speed of porsche, as porsche has very low center of gravity for achieving high speed, normally people don’t judge it that accurately…ofcourse porsche guy’s fault as he is driving that fast…problem being people buy such things for show offs in Pakistan without becoming extra cautions and responsible…atleast here in USA ..we dunt drive porsche(Carrerra/Boxter) when its raining ..etc because of its lower frame…most of the big vehicles can’t even see it clearly. I myself have experienced two major accidents just on the highway exit ramps for the same reason.


  23. Sufi (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 2:16 am

    I dont know who the main culprit is in this case, but something similar happened with me back in 2004 (just minor injuries, no deaths thankfully) and I quickly realized that the More Financially Sound Party automatically becomes the oppressor in these situations and the public tends to favour the Less Financially Abled. That’s just the way it happened with me.

    I hope Allah gives strength to the parents of the deceased child to get over this.


  24. Concerned (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 12:08 pm

    Being experienced a lot of rash driving around lahore these days, i must say i have to save myself from being in an accident quite a number of times and always the one at mistake tried to oppress me with a bad attitude after the mistake rather than thankful for saving myself and that bastard’s ass.

    Here evidently the mistake is by both the drivers, the victim seems to have taken a u turn either without having a look at the sides or he misjudged the spped of the boxter. The driver in the boxter may have even increased the speed to pass the city when he saw it turning instead of waiting. However, the impact shows that the boxter was in great speed though. I am just curious that this car has the capability to stop from 100 KMPH to 0 KMPh in just a little over 3 seconds with its ABS, so why didnt the driver applied the brakes and spin his car rather than just cruising?

    The only thing I understand is that he did not care for the other car more than his race.

    This makes this guy both fully guilty of driving dangerously fast on the road in the city and not taking enough measure to minimize the affect of the accident which he could.

    Since the baby died, he is also accused correctly for his death.

    Now the tricky part is that why the guy above who is posting portraying this boxter driver as an angel.

    It is a normal procedure that the police should come to the scene, take photos and impound both the cars. But boxter is nowhere to be seen at the accident venue and only the city is there which also has not been impounded by the police for a long time.

    The only thing understandable is that this guy tried to help the victim’s family by calling the ambulance and win their sympathies at the scene so that they dont take him responsible of the accident. If no one have had called the police, he would have had made sure that the matter never goes to the police but when someone called the police he fled the scene with his boxter that was sure part of the evidence.

    So, he is also correctly accused by the newspapers for hit and run.

    And if this case actually goes to the court he would also be correctly accused of plundering the evidence.

    So,that is the reason he has been trying too hard not to get the case registered otherwise he is going to be booked for quite sometime.

    So, you people decide what sort of a businessman thinking this irreponsible busineesman has and what is the value of life of others is for him that he indeed escaped the scene and removed the evidence and took his old father to hospital to put an impression of a sympthaiser and when the victims did not get impressed by his drama, he bullied one of their family members. And of all, he is the one as well greasing the palms of that corrupt policeman still un named.


  25. dark justice (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 1:09 am

    CAMEO: speed limit in defence is 60.

    @SUFI: that is very lame argument.

    @AUDIBLE SILENCE: i am confused about your location. on one hand you write: “I was personally present at the place where incident occured” and then you write: “atleast here in USA ..we dunt drive porsche(Carrerra/Boxter) when its raining”

    I think you are a dumb liar

    @CONCERNED: excellent comment man

    and btw, what is the latest on this case? that guy has been arrested or what?


  26. Hareem (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 11:29 am

    In response to the integrity of my outburst of what actually happened, i see some strong response up here. The only decent thing I can manage to do is post another response to the email campaign against faisal by someone who’s name might be more credible than mine for some.

    “Yours is not the only mail to have swept across the country and more in the wake of this colossal tragedy. However, your title at ,compnay XYZ. suggests that you may be more mature than the average joe (including many of my ex-students at LUMS) who seem to have nothing better than do than indulge in wanton character assassination totally oblivious of even the most basic requirements of our faith and of basic decency
    I can vouch that not a single one of the reckless mailers have ever botherd to visit the scene of the accident to at least give themselves some chance to visualise that it is well nigh impossible for anyone, even half-mad to race a car there. The particular crossing where this terrible tragedy occured is just designed for accidents to occiur, which they do with alarming frequency. Each morning as I drive past that crossing I am appalled at the drivers sneaking into the two lanes of fast oncoming traffic. I do think that everyone driving past that point is breaking some driving law or another, but the fact remains that the right of way belongs to the main road traffic.

    Its a sad country though, where laws have absolutely no value. Those who exceed speed limits (where posted) cetainly break the law but those who insist on carrying babies and toddlers in their arms, sometimes even in the driver’s seats commit something much worse; pure contempt for the joy Allah has blessed them with. No one can claim to be unaffected by the little one’s demise whether we have our own kids or do not, but the basic fact remains that it was an accident. The only real problem of course is that the driver of one of the cars happened to drive a Porsche. Please note my use of the word ‘drive’ as opposed to what the immoral and irresponsible press of this land of the pure chooses to call ‘race’. The press which sadly for all of us includes some inveterate and shameless blackmailers obviously cannot imagine or tolerate anyone driving a Porsche. Neither can the many yuppies safely ensconced in their cocoons of greed lining Karach and Lahore’s corporate boulevards. Many of the heartless sources who went on an email and sms rampage are my ex-students. I can safely say that not a single one of them has everdone anything that would remotely suggest that they had a heart or any compassion for the less endowed. The do all however want Porsches and even Sadequains, illiterate about art as they may be!

    The facts will be clear if anyone bothers to use a shred of intelligence but the one big mistake that young man driving the Porsche made was to go to the hospital along with his ailing father, who is one of the most compassionate souls I know. Their decency to atone for an unimaginable tragedy landed them with false accusations and ther appear to be enough mudrakers for now to make sure the family of the kid cannot even grieve in privacy and peace. As a nation all these ‘trial by key punch’ cheetahs are having their fun almost like the thousands of Lahoris who throng the Ravi Bridge to watch dead bodies and homes go murkily by when that river does come into high flood!

    I’m saddened by the loss of one so young but I am also deeply saddened by what so-called educayed peole are doing. It is no better than what happened to blacks when they were lynched by whites in the deep South of the USA simply because they were black. Faisal Farooq is being lynched by a thoughtless and mostly immoral media; the fact that many young people are joining the fray without the slightest thought for the facts surely augurs terribly for our country.

    May I suggest that much as it wasn’t his fault, all of us, including the happy lynchers pause, think, and ask Faisal to donate a TCF (THe Citizens Foundation) school in the deceased baby’s memory. For Rs 5 million he will earn both ‘deen’ and ‘duniya’. Though nothing will bring the baby back, the parents may slo feel a sense of peace at knowing that their kid’s memory is giving so many other kids a chance in this sad, brutal land.

    I trust you will at least find it fair and responsible to circulate this mail to as many of your friends who so eagerly wrote to you and others destroying the reputation of a young man who has much to offer this society.

    Wasif M. Khan
    Professor of Management
    Forman Christian College
    Lahore”

    Please don’t make decisions sitting at home who’s right and who’s wrong. The case is in the court. I wish that for once justice is served in this country.


  27. Cameo (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 1:13 pm

    Wasif M. Khan

    your idea of justice is 5 million donation to TCF for a 2 month old baby.

    this comment of yours is the stupidest thing i have ever heard

    this just goes to show that education made absolutely no F$#king difference in how your stupid brain works!!!!!

    and coming from a professor, god bless the students who learn morality from this guy, now that perfectly explains the deplorable situation of the education system in our country


  28. Anonymous (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 1:31 pm

    Wasif: So basically you are suggesting is that for 5 million, i can kill your son or daughter?

    Faisal to donate a TCF (THe Citizens Foundation) school in the deceased baby’s memory. For Rs 5 million he will earn both ‘deen’ and ‘duniya’.

    Reading your idea of earning deen and duniya, the language and the selection of words in your comment suggests only one thing:

    You bring shame and disgrace to the profession which is teaching. I am sorry that you are a professor, if you really are.


  29. Sik (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 4:52 pm

    THE ACCIDENT:

    There was only one car and this 2 car theory is concocted to project that Faisal was driving very fast and hides the fact that Waseem, whose child died, made a negligent u-turn without regard for on coming car. Faisal had the right of way. We are all aware of the way our traffic works. People are sneaking into lanes and crossing with a sense of complacency, completely inattentive to traffic around them and without regard for right of way. Driving without attention and regard for others on the road is just as dangerous as driving fast.

    Waseem, his wife were discharged after 2 days and the mother was not even harmed. There is speculation about whether the window of the car was open allowing their 2 month child to fall out and tragically die. The child’s parents assert that the child flew out of the mothers’ arms and hit the back screen, there by breaking it and then falling 20 feet away from the car. However it is not likely that an 8-10 pound baby could burst through the wind screen of a car and land 20 feet away. There was news of the Mother having fractured her back bone, yet in truth she was not even admitted to the hospital.

    As for claims that Faisal was drunk, they are ridiculous. Anybody who knows Faisal and his Family knows that he doesn’t drink or even smoke, and is considered a very even-tempered person. Most of the central facts of the case have been completely fabricated by the Waseem’s family, his friends at work (Mobilink) and the Media.

    INCIDENT AT DEFENSE NATIONAL HOSPITAL:

    Faisal visited Waseem’s family at the hospital with his aged father who is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease and his uncles to sympathize and try to reconcile. Once again anyone who knows Faisal and his family would outright reject the proposition that Faisal was involved in abusing or threatening Waseem’s family and would take his ailing father to a fight.

    Faisal was prepared to face a very angry family since their loss is great. But Waseem’s brother in law, Mutahir asserted that Faisal could not leave and that his family could return without him. At this point Faisal’s uncles intervened and pulled out Faisal from the hospital room where he was alone with the grieving family. The hospital administration and duty staff confirm that Faisal or his family did not inflict any harm to Waseem’s family. Please read the attached news in “The Nation” on Sunday, 3rd December.

    Faisal was advised to file an FIR but could not bring himself to file a case against an already broken hearted family. The consequence was a fabricated charge against him of “Armed Assault” as opposed to just a “Traffic Accident”. It was his biggest mistake to walk into a trap aimed at creating a false case. Waseem’s family was angry that Faisal had arranged bail before arrest. They very bent upon inflicting harm to Faisal by any means possible. The News Article in “The Nation” on Sunday attached to this email confirms these facts.

    ROLE OF MEDIA:

    The media, as always, based their news items on a popular cliché about “rich people being corrupt and inhuman” and “connections with corrupt police officers” that could make an emotional connection with the public. They did not even do basic research to ascertain some of the facts of the case. Faisal has created the Nirala brand with his father and grandfather from the ground up. He is a respected business leader who is involved in voluntary work with various government and private sector development projects.

    Most of the news is based on hearsay and to sell more papers. Freedom of press is useless if the press is not responsible or professional.

    ROLE OF MOBILINK EMPLOYEES

    Mobilink employees have launched a “SMS” and “Email” campaign not only against Faisal but also against Nirala Sweets. The same fiction that was facilitated by Mobilink employees and Waseem’s family in the Media was now being indiscriminately spread throughout the corporate world. Why don’t we see such a campaign against the parliamentarian’s wife who hit an afghan boy in Islamabad? Mobilink employees are using all their resources to slander Faisal and his family business. Why should Nirala be the target of this malicious story telling when it will affects hundreds of people whose livelihoods and sense of pride is associated with Nirala. Please be responsible when your words can affect hundreds of innocent people attached to a rare Pakistani entrepreneurial success story.

    Let the court decide the case and don’t listen to the media and angry mob mentality. The real anger is against corrupt and powerful people in our society. Every rich guy can’t be portrayed the same. Please do not let yourself get swayed by propaganda purported by media and Mobilink employees. As the case proceeds a lot more facts will come out and completely change the way we see this incident. Reality and Media are 2 very different things.

    REASON FOR FAISAL’S SILENCE

    Faisal is silent because this propaganda will spread even further if he gets involved. His first effort to reach out to the family met with vicious and fabricated allegations of assault and threats. He is focusing on the case for now and ignoring the propaganda which can fizzle out faster then it escalated. Please act responsibly.


  30. Boycott Nirala (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 6:19 pm

    Boycott or not to boycott? That is the question.

    Post your replies….

    I say Boycott!


  31. NOBOYCOTT (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 6:33 pm

    No Boycott! Its totally absurd!


  32. Sameer (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 7:31 pm

    if he is the safe driver than how come he commits a serious accident dont take a side of that person if u know him ..because no one is perfect i m not saying the driver is drunken but he is lost his control that y this thing is happens so he is not a safe driver all over the world ….Now he is a criminal and he hav u admit it and u also Mr bilal.


  33. Ibless (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 2:23 am

    Charge Sheet

    1 – Was he over speeding or not (speed limit of 60)?

    2 – Did he flee the scene of the accident or not?

    3 – Did he try to conceal the evidence by running from the crime scene with the car?

    4 – Did he try to stop police from registering the case?

    5 – Did he try to harass the grieved party or not?

    1 – Yes, I believe you stop/control a car from a fatal accident at 60 especially a Porsche

    2 – Yes

    3 – Yes

    4 – Yes, the police only registered the case, once CEO of Mobilink used his influence

    5 – This is the only debatably bit in the whole episode

    I say boycott Nirala!!!!!


  34. SM-Chicago (unregistered) on December 12th, 2006 @ 8:41 pm

    Normally, I never comment on any news from Pak but this even has touched me so hard that i could not resist. Though I have been living outside Pak for last 10 years I still know the state of roads in PK, people try to sneak into the main road while making u-turns or entering the roads and the driver in the incoming car always tries to speed up to not to let him enter in front of him. Everyone tries to be superior to other especially while on the road. While Wasim is at fault of having the baby sit on the front seat in the mother’s lap, it is quite common in Pak and there is no law (or at least implementation of the law if any exists), Mr. Faisal is at fault of driving recklessly, over the limit which caused injuries and killing of a baby.
    Our country is a strange country, the media and the public always side with the less financially sound party, And the strong party have always manged to break the law and get away without any punishment because they have friends in Police, Administration and the judiciary and they can easily manipulate the justice system.
    I have asked my family in PK to boycott Nirala Sweets this is one way we can help satisfy our souls.


  35. Dawood (unregistered) on December 12th, 2006 @ 9:11 pm

    Instead of boycotting nirala, why dont u fucking ask the police and if the fucking police takes bribes or they came up from sifarish and takes sifarish then ask your nazim atleast u gave him the right to serve or rule you.
    And u cannot stop anyone from buying nirala, cheep paki thought. what a crap. lol
    Face the free world.


  36. SM-Chicago (unregistered) on December 13th, 2006 @ 8:37 pm

    Reply to “Posted by: Dawood at December 12, 2006 09:11 PM”.
    Mind your language please, go find other sources to release your anger.

    “Face the free world” and the the will of free people.


  37. Dawood (unregistered) on December 17th, 2006 @ 5:02 am

    I am sorry SM-Chicago at December 13, 2006 08:37 PM , Infact by saying sorry to u, I just commited I am gone far from the roots of fuckin paki nation. bcz in pak ppl only fight on net. they dont say sorry. Anyways these cars should not be allowed to import in pak anymore. sharif person dont like much money, my mum used to say “itnay paisay ko aag lagaani hai” However we were a moderate upper middle class well educated family. But pakis got instant money and they are DRUNK with power in a LAW-LESS gunda state of pakistan. So BAN the inmported care or make the roods of BLOOD of the poor ppl.


  38. Akbar (unregistered) on December 21st, 2006 @ 1:31 pm

    Because of Cruelty of Influence of Bull Shit Powerful people, bieng used for laying down POOR, INNOCENT & INFANT VICTIMS,
    I declare;
    “PAKISTAN MURDABAD”
    Because Pakistan is countary only for Bull Shit Powerful people having influences for their dirty purposes to hide their sins like “NIRALA SWEET THE GREATEST PIG SHIT.”

    Pakistan is not countary for POOR, “INNOCENT & INFANT VICTIMS”.


  39. BABAR (unregistered) on December 21st, 2006 @ 4:45 pm

    What ever NIRALA SWEET honour is doing for hiding his stupid son’s sin, for example support of chief minister and other powerful resources to laydown the VICTIMS, for example victim’s relatives are being attacked and injured with threats that “you will meet the baby of your sister” i.e a threat of death and police is doing nothing.

    It is exactly the Translation and Confirmation and Proof of the Statement of “Pandit Jawaher Lal Nehru”, said 59 years ago in 1947.

    “GHUNDOO KA PAKISTAN”

    I agree it is really “GHUNDOO KA PAKISTAN”, where people has no law no justice.
    Making computerized film of accident is not the sufficient proof of innocence of criminal, who was driving over speed.slow speed driving could not cause death of baby.Death happened only due to over speeding.He, who will hit the car coming from behind is on mistake,criminal hit behind the victin’s car.So misken by crimimal/killer.



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