Friend on chat from Karachi: ” i just got back from a place where a couple of women .. mom and daughter got out of the car to buy some meds.. their papa and bro were in the car
gunned down mercilessly
there was just blood on the ground
all that remained of 2 lives snuffed.. and we all watched helplessly
trust me life is precious.
the father was shot though the neck
the bro tried to get out of the car it was his blood lying on the ground. he was rushed to the hospital
not much chance. but the docs will try
and we just watched..
ask the mom and daughter
they just got out to buy some meds.
well.. It was not the 1st killing I have ever seen..
in front of family
that was what was so terrible
khair.. this is every day life in karachi
guess life goes on. the script whose voice over i was directing
we kept working..
just another night in the city of lights.
I have stopped carrying any weapons. even
Que Serra Serra.”
we cant make sense of anything
they want to call it “God’s Will”
And one day, the master will call it the night.
the music will stop, the gathering dispersed
curtains drawn, and lights switched off.
Zeeba T. Hashmi
23rd January, 2013