Without a doubt! And the offenders behind this were part of the pro-government rally that took place on 19th April on the Mall Road. Is this crime punishable by law? I really do not care considering the fact that there is absolutely no rule of law in our beloved land of the pure! Besides, I’m sure a lot of you must’ve noticed the blatant desecration of the Pakistani flag (in the form of jhandiyan) that goes on post-Independence Day celebrations – which, by the way, is a crime as per the Pakistan Penal Code!

It’s sad to see that some of us have stooped so low!

14 Comments so far

  1. alibhae (unregistered) on May 7th, 2007 @ 8:43 am

    I don’t see an issue. The countrys’ name is written on its land.

  2. Kamran (unregistered) on May 7th, 2007 @ 10:44 am

    Ditto alibhae

  3. Umair Salam (unregistered) on May 7th, 2007 @ 10:56 am

    As long as you don’t write/draw/paint/graffiti anything derogatory, it should be fine yaar.

  4. man! (unregistered) on May 7th, 2007 @ 11:55 am

    I don’t think that I would step on the name or on the flag of my country..

  5. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on May 7th, 2007 @ 12:28 pm

    Morally, you dont feel good stepping on the name of ur country … 2 days back I saw a picture in Urdu paper khabrain where the concerned authorities (LDA maybe) personnel were removing this … so it’s past now … Cheers …!

  6. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on May 7th, 2007 @ 1:12 pm

    What about the national flag painted on the walls of canal underpasses…? People objected that it was being offended by cars and people passing over the underpass…

  7. alibhae (unregistered) on May 7th, 2007 @ 2:10 pm

    Pakistan is not its name, or its flag, it is the idea behind this excercise in building a nation from scratch. It is the ideals of Jinnah and Iqbal. It is the people who work hard daily without entitlement or complaint. The rest is all BS.

  8. Sumbul (unregistered) on May 7th, 2007 @ 2:53 pm

    I agree with Bulla, for cryin’ out loud if cars don’t matter, there’s horse poo that one time or another, ends up on roads! Its just disrespectful, if not truly “blasphemous” and thank God it’s removed (ref A for Pineapple’s comment)

  9. SELF (unregistered) on May 7th, 2007 @ 4:38 pm

    To me it’s silly more than anything else. Who is going to read it in the middle of the road? And its the wrong way round for the oncoming traffic. More public dollars wasted on some chaudhary’s not-so-bright idea…

  10. JayJay (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 3:47 pm

    Why everything has to be sacrosanct? What is wrong with writing Pakistan’s name on the ground? The only issue I see it is a graffiti on a public property, which is illegal. In a private property even that would not have been an issue.

  11. Rafay (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 11:06 pm

    There is nothing in the Pakistan Penal Code which makes anything in the photograph an offence. I say this as a lawyer.

    There are other laws which deal with our flag, and prohibit it’s display other than on certain days and on certain occasions. Personally, I find even these restrictions inane. It’s my country and my flag. I should have the right to put it over the roof of my house (an offence under the law).

    Anyway, there’s no sacrilege.

  12. Anwar (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 11:28 pm

    I looked at it as a mathmatical equation and found an error – “equal to” sign needs to be replaced by “not equal to” sign.
    On the remaining matter I agree that the name of the country should be printed where it is not trampled by pedestrians.

  13. Bulla (unregistered) on May 9th, 2007 @ 2:06 am

    @Rafay: You are very right about the flag restrictions – they are indeed ridiculous!

    As for the photograph in focus, it’s a personal opinion. I, personally, wouldn’t even feel right about stepping on another country’s name – be it Pakistan’s worst enemy.

    Considering such things sacred isn’t just a desi thing. There have been attempts to pass a amendments on ‘flag burning’ even in USA.

  14. JayJay (unregistered) on May 9th, 2007 @ 4:30 pm

    Rafay: What about vandalizing public property?

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