Posts tagged “2011

PTI – Jalsa in Karachi 25th Dec

“Imran” ko rokna abh mushkil hi nahi namumkin hai! – Imran has now become unstoppable!

Yeah, Alhumdulillah that’s true and that too for good. So Congratulations to all Pakistan who supported him all the way through. He has become the flavour of this era and there is no doubt about his overwhelming public support from all over the country and even from overseas. It is also clear now that not even establishment can provide you with such huge support. I mean I watched it online because I was not in the country, there were people from all walks of life and that too in very large numbers and not a single reported mishap at Mazaar-e-Quaid – MashAllah and Alhumdulillah!

It was clear that people over there were the true Pakistanis who were fed up with whatever previous governments have been playing them up with, and now they’re very much interested in what PTI – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has got to offer! People want ‘change’! Something different, something lively and fresh, something that will make this country what Allama Iqbal dreamt about it and what Quaid-e-Azam struggled for, and I think Imran Khan will succeed inshAllah in providing people with exactly that!

Many politicians joined the PTI after watching it making it big in Lahore Jalsa where people were shockingly blown away by the huge number of people that turned up. These politicians need no introduction as they’re the same old players from other political backgrounds. After this influx of new politicians the media and of course the general public raised their eyebrows over issues like how will Imran Khan bring about the revolution that he keeps on talking about with these previously tried faces. Well, this question was well handled by one of PTI’s senior member, he said, ‘It doesn’t matter if the people are the same or not, because the mission and the policies are not the same and these people are only joining only after understanding the mission and policies of the PTI, not because they have their own interest’. According to me, I think if Imran and his lot live up to their words, then this will be surely bring about a revolutionary change in the country.

Making it happen in Karachi – the city of lights or better known as the city of mights, is an achievement on its known because who wouldn’t agree upon Karachi being owned by MQM, forcefully or peacefully that is a different question, but yeah, Karachi ‘was’ MQMs’ but alas, not anymore by the looks of it Today at Mazaar-e-Quaid. People of Karachi are very much done with MQM, I guess, they are looking forward to keeping their cellphones to themselves for a while, they have decided not give in to those  ‘bhatta collectors’ every week. Karachites are done with the ‘Target Killings’.  Karachites are done with ‘Load-shading’. Karachites are done with ‘Telephonic Speeches’. People of Karachi are done with you ‘Altaaf Hussain’ and they’re done with your ‘MQM’. Yeah that’s about it. People of Karachi have had enough and they showed it to the whole world Today at PTI’s Jalsa.

The Lahore Tsunami, as they called it, was the ignition and now it has become a full on blazing fire which cannot be stopped by any means. I hope and pray that all this is happening for the good, because if it’s not then like they say, ‘Allah hi Hafiz hai is mulk ka to’!

Thanks for the read, I really wanted to write something on this historic day and wanted to be a part of it somehow!

M B A Khan


Christmas, New Year and the Cold

Yes I know I’ve been away for long. Long enough that I didn’t write about a few important occasions and events that happened in last couple of weeks. To make excuses I could say that I was not well, was working overtime, was busy the rest of the time, or just didn’t feel like blogging at all. But to be honest, all my excuses are true.

Yes, I was working over the holiday period because my nature of job doesn’t allow me to take days off when rest of the world is off on holiday. Anyway, like always they were expecting it to be a “White Christmas” this year, because it had snowed in the first week of December, but it didn’t materialize. New Year’s Eve was, to be honest, quieter than last year’s, and the year’s before that, but I couldn’t really think of a reason other than people still suffering from the Credit Crunch and all that _____…  But yeah New Year was not all that this year. Though it was quite busy down in London, as my younger brother went down to see the amazing fireworks display that they do near the London Eye every New Year’s Eve.

All this holiday period I was down with chesty cough, flu, cold, fever and what not. Which really didn’t help me enjoy this amazing time of the year when everyone is going crazy. And yeah it wasn’t some normal flu fever kind of thing, it was a viral infection, hundreds of people die in this country every year because of this virus. So I was worried whether or not I will survive it… :S

My status on facebook and twitter on the 01-01-11 was ‘M B A Khan has entered the new year as a Professional Photographer’. This means a lot to me, and I mean a lot! Last year really helped me to make my mind up regarding what do I ‘really’ want to do in life. I have been an artist all my life, that’s what I’ve loved doing, that’s what makes me happy, and that is really what I’m going to make my career in. Yes I have made my mind to become a Professional Photographer. I am going to follow my dream now. I know I have made some wrong decisions in life, but who doesn’t? I once read somewhere that not to learn from a mistake is a bigger mistake. So yeah, I will be one day photographing amazing things and living my dream to the fullest!

Anyway, I’ve got to get ready for work now and I’ll try not to be away for this long again.

Happy New Year Everyone!