Mazar-e-Quaid Case: Is it the first time?

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Mazar-e-Quaid Gardens

The second most discussed topic in the city these days after the PM nomination was the rape case at Mazar-e-Quaid. Everyone was shocked at finding out what had happened. People in Karachi are used to reading a couple of rape cases in the newspapers but the fact that it happened in the Quaid’s Mausoleum and also that the girl was kept inside the Mazar for almost 36 hours was what left them shocked and angry.

My reaction was also the same, but after thinking over it and after my last visit there for photography, I have come to the conclusion that there must have been many other cases, its just that this is the first one that has come to light.

Why? Because when I went there with a friend of mine for taking some pics, we noticed that almost all the benches in the gardens of the mazar were occupied by couples and most of them didn’t look like they were married. It was almost impossible to find a single bench that was not occupied, or occupied by someone other then a couple.

Mazar-e-Quaid Gardens

We were trying to get shot of an empty bench in the gardens and while we were setting the camera, a couple casually walked in the frame and occupied the empty bench. We tried to wave them off but they refused to move and only left after we showed them the camera.

Mazar-e-Quaid Gardens

On the far flung benches you can see signs of hanky panky going on, hands under the shawl and all that. We even saw a couple of times when they were ready to go, the guy would stand up and first “adjust” his trousers from the front. The incident that took the cake was when we overheard a guy, who sells candies at the mazar, telling his friend how a couple sitting on the marble bench were “lagay paray hain aik dosray kay upar” (loosely translated, were making out with each other) without giving a damn of who is around them.

Mazar-e-Quaid Gardens

Now with all this going on around there, if the security guards at the mazar, the same who are being charged with the rape of the girl, would pick up one of the couple for interrogation, take them inside one of the rooms, and do God knows what with them for a couple of hours, you think the girl or the boy would make a fuss about it? Especially if the girl is out on a date with the boy without the knowledge of her parents, as is the case most of the times? Of course not!! She’d just go home, crying, without telling anyone about it otherwise her life would be ruined.

This time however, they picked up a married woman whose husband and family had the guts to stand by her. Let’s see whether justice prevails and if it does, then will the culprits be dealt in a manner that they are made an example to discourage others of committing this heinous crime.

30 Responses to “Mazar-e-Quaid Case: Is it the first time?”

  1. First things First, this is a Islamic state and 97% of the population is Muslim, for us Saudi Arabia should be the Model state BUT how can it be ? when our Leaders and Rulers themselves are womenizers and drinkers.
    But soon Insha-Allah rule of Allah will come, my heart says, it shall come, too much of corruption, people who are doing it are sick of it themselves. Insha-Allah they will become Straight or will be Killed by Almighty, soon.

  2. Ali: Saudi Arabia isn’t itself corruption free and there have been stories about their rules/prince who themselves are womanizers and drinkers.

    Yes we should follow the true spirit of Islam but instead of waiting for it to happen on mass scale, we should also start changing our lives on the individual levels.

    And we should also try to deviat our thinking from killing and be killed routine. Whatever happened to the power of prayers?

  3. only in pak! sheesshh!

  4. ps…next time do take out a series of ‘caught in the act’ ;)

  5. [...] Asian Human Rights Commission has issued a statement on the Rape case that occurred in the premises of Mazar-e-Quaid. This statement tells of a different story and also the guard who has been arrested is apparently a [...]

  6. Psyched: Next time i’ll go to the race course ground and u can be my guide cum navigator :P

  7. Zag you said :
    “And we should also try to deviat our thinking from killing and be killed routine. Whatever happened to the power of prayers?”

    The same Rapists will be OUT soon on the roads, its Pakistan dear Sir, Muk-Muka and they are free when media goes calm :D Now stay alert cause according to International Surveys a Rapist rapes multiple times because of the stupid little punishment like a few months in Jail with Lady Jailers/Lady guards (good cozy atmosphere) set by the ‘Beautiful advanced world of West’.

    We are those Muslims who blame Islam for everything, we are kinda Munafiq, dont you think ? Astaghfar.

    Saudis Kill Rapists and when was the last time you heard of a Rape in the Lands of Saudi Arabia ?

  8. Ali, my man, i was talking about the sucide bomber theory of killing ppl who doesn’t seem to follow and in the process killing innocent ppl. I am not against following the justice system and punishment if proven guilty, but then again you will say our justice system is flawed so no one will be punished. That is why I said the power of prayer…. because I believe that prayer can do miracles.

    as for Saudi Arabia, please don’t get me started. I have cousins and friends who live there and the stories i’ve heard will make you cover your ears and run!!! Oh and rapes do happen in Saudia, they are ever reported in some cases, but most of the times they are brushed under the carpet because they involve influential locals or members of the royal family. Maybe i’ll do a post for you on this subject someday when i have time to do the research.

  9. Zag my brother, whatever happens in Saudia is nothing but a fraction of whats happening here, i also have heard stories but there in Saudia if bad things happen, they happen chup chupa kay not like Pakistan where 97% of Population is Muslim but still the business of Wine Shops is the most profitable business in the whole wide world if compared to Wine business in any other country.
    No hard feelings brother, i hope you got my point, almost every major sin is being committed openly now, for young generation people like Amna Haq are the new ideals, May Allah save us , Ameen. :)

  10. None taken my friend.

    Ameen :)

  11. My my, Shocking!! umm.mmmm..mm I wonder if this what Quide always warned Us –”Unity”– Guessing people Mis-Understood!! eeee…! BTW security guard suspended?

  12. Sahar: Security guard is in jail for now….. however there are consipracy theories going around that he isn’t the right guy.

    Hmmmmmm….. unity??? this??? :P

  13. LOL, ‘WRONG GUY’ That is wat I expected, You go Paki Police.. So predictable..!
    and for Unity..isnt it Union of two souls :D..???

  14. Ummmm….. unity of two souls????????? :P

    More like unity of two bodies :P In this case atleast, however in general the Mazar has become some sort of dating point and if u are talking about that then maybe unity of souls is more like it :)

  15. :) well watever I was talking was…almost meaningless!
    My love for my Qaiud forced me to stop and read, & You can guess! how disapponted I get :) But as somone say.. “Mumkin ha ka hum b dekhain ga…”
    Better Pakistan!!

    P.S: Thxs for informing me about Dateing point; I have plan for Karachi… vry soon! Now I know..how can I make best use of my trip :p

  16. Sahar: Lol….. ummmm do let us know how your trip goes…. and how you follow the def of unity when u visit the mazar :P

  17. oh bad.. I thought RIGHT guard still be working there!! now you are telling me that I need a partner..Not fair…! ab sirf Salami dainay he jaon g :)

  18. Yuck :P Girl, you better hope none of the guards are reading this otherwise you’ll get a RED carpet welcome over there ;)

    Waisay u don’t need to look for a partner as there are more than enough Romeos there :)

  19. lOl I already made my self sound desprate! I should Shush myself now :D…

  20. Lol, you don’t need to worry about that….. I think whoever reads this will know u were joking………………. or u r the kinkiest girl on this planet :P

  21. salam main ap ko aj bata raha hoon ho bat jis ka sab ko intizar hay . medan shahla raza ko main salam pash karta hoon jis ko daikh kar mayra zamir jaga. larki ki ezat pamal ki thi ho daranday ab bh i mazar per ghum rahay hain. sugar nay kaha tha k TT meray sar per rakh kar nichay lay kar gay thay to janab TT Irfan (Karkoon) k pass hoti hay’ Sugra nay kaha tha k meray ko jis kamray min pamal kia tha us main wash room hay mazar main riaz k office k sat jo kamra hay us main ak wash room hay jis ko riaz nay pilai laga kar band kardiya hay ur jab sugra ki ezat pamal ki gai to jabi riaz k pass bhi thi agar ap riaz, ajmal,karkoon , bagh ali,bashir ko police ka hawalay karo to sab bata dain gay,mr arif ur mr shaikh jo qmmb main hotay hain un ko main nay bataya tha sms karkay magar un logoon nay koi karwai nahi ki agar ur ko giraftar kar k jis kamary ki main nay oper nishandahi ki hay ap sugra ko lay kar wahan check kara loo shayad yay loog muj ko qatal kar dain agar muj ko kuch howa to ap mera parch riaz ka khilaf katwana,( Zamir ka Qaddi)

  22. medam shahla raza main ap say sharminda hoon, shayad bibi muj ko kabhi bhi maf nahi karain gi ap ur fahimida mirza meri bibi ka sarmaya ho allah ap ko salamat rakhay meri khawah hay k main ap say mil kar ap ko salam karoon agar ap nay mujrimoon ko saza dilwadi do ap say meri bibi shahaeed buhat khush hoogi

  23. Zamir Ka Qadi: I dont know who u r, but u’ve gotta go to police/press with this thing and maybe it’ll be of some help, here its not gonna do anything…

  24. salam main zamir main nay jin logoon kay name ap ko batay hian ak dafa dobara bata dayto hoon sugra qubra ki azat jo marZar main pamal ki gai thi us kay kirdar 1.Irfan (Karkoon)2,bagh ali. 3 bashir, 4. ajmal. mazar e quid kay jis room main sugra ka rape kia tha us room main ak wash room tha jis ko Riaz nay damage karwa diya hay agar ap riaz kay room kay barabar mian jo room hay us main us ka rape kia gaya ktha. main nay QMMB kay officer Mr Arif ur shaikh ko sms kar k bataya tha magar koi karwai nahi ki us ki waja hay un ka muzaffar say bhata layna. jis k baray main saray mazar e quaid ko pata hay. maj Athar Mir jo mazar kay PM hian sab janantay hain ur ho sharif insan hain.Riaz ko sab pata hay kay sugra ka rape kis kis nay kia tha. jin ddinoon main rape howa tha us kamray ki jabi riaz, bagh ali ajmal, kay pas thi, yahan per phli dafa middia per case aya hay na janay kitni pakistan ki battiyan apni ezat gawan choki hain. agar ap Riaz ur Maj athar ko giraftar karwa lo to is case kay baray main ap ko pata chal jay ga.(Zamir ka qadi)

  25. whoaaaaa!!!!!!! wud someone pls be kind enough to translate that for me???
    i got coneshkions with the media btw……i can chip in bringing wrong doings to light.

  26. Salam jab say main nay sach kaha hay us din say main mazar per rozana jata hoon ur main maloom karta hoon k kia waja hay k RE Mr Arif ur Mr Shaikh jo mazar k zimaydar hain koi bhi sugra kay case mian kam nahi kar rahay, maloom karnay k bad pata chla k muzafar (Zafri) jo contractor hay Arif ko 02 lac ur shaikh ko 80 thousand rupay monthly bhata dayta hay, riaz jo karinda hay muzafar ka sara kam ho karta hay, mazar per janay kay k bad maloom howa k jis karmray main sugra ki ezat loti gai thi us main jo wash room tha us ko damage kar diya gaya hay,jis ki malomat R E MR Arif ko bhi thi. us kay bad us kamray ko tikating waloon ko day diya gaya hay, jab main us kamray main gaya to muj ko wahan per wash room nahi mila mallom karnay per pata chala k us ko Riaz nay damage karwaya hay takay sugra ka case kamzoor ho, main medam Shahala Raza say kahta hoon k Maj Athar Mir, Riaz, Karoon, Bagh Ali, Bashir, Ajmal, ko giraftar karoo to sara case clear ho jayga, meri media say bhi request hay k please apna farz nibhain ur SUGRA kay mujrimoon ko saza dilwain. QMMB kay saray loog muzafar ur us ki company say milain whoain hain, jab ap is ki tahkikat karoo gay to ap ko sab pata chal jayga. main buhad jald media kay samnay anaywala hoon. laqin main chahata hoon k medam shahla Raza ko is case ka cardit jay us kay bad main un say mulaqat karoon ga. ALLAH SUGRA KAY LOTAROON KO BUHAT JALAD SAZA DAY GA.

  27. Ali on March 24th, 2008 at 8:51 am
    First things First, this is a Islamic state and 97% of the population is Muslim, for us Saudi Arabia should be the Model state BUT how can it be ? when our Leaders and Rulers themselves are womenizers and drinkers.
    But soon Insha-Allah rule of Allah will come, my heart says, it shall come, too much of corruption, people who are doing it are sick of it themselves. Insha-Allah they will become Straight or will be Killed by Almighty, soon.

    IT IS A REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE, WELL JAISI PUBLIC HOGI WAISAY HI LEADERS MILAINGAY, EVEN YOU CAN REFER TO AHAADEES WHICH STATES THAT THE WAY NATION WILL WORK THE SAME TYPE OF LEADERS WILL BE GIVEN TO THEM TO RULE OVER THEM, WE ARE OURSELVES NOT GOOD SO WHY WE ARE BLAMING TO OTHERS,? IF TODAY A GIRL COMES TO ME SAYING THAT NO ONE WILL COME TO KNOW JUST HAVE A NIGHT WITH ME, I WONT DENY. THAT IS HUMAN NATURE. IT IS JUST A GENERAL EXAMPLE KINDLY DONT REPLY ME BY SAYING THAT I M A BAD GUY. ANYWAYS MAZAR-E-QUIAD IS NOT ONE PLACE. GOTO SEA VIEW, DEVIL’S POINT, HILL PARK, ALLADIN PARK, YOU WILL FIND THE EXACT SAME THING HAPPENNING. I FIRST SAW A LADY MOVING HER HANDS IN A GUY’Z SHALWAR IN SAFARI PARK. THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME WHEN MY FRIENDS XPLAINED ME THAT IT IS HAPPENING. IT WAS LIKE AROUND 1999 WHEN I SAW THIS THING. AB BUS BUHAT ZADA AZAB ANAY KA TIME HAI AUR LOUG YEH SAMJH NAHIN PARAHAY. EVEN MAIN KHUD ITNA PARSA BUN K IS MESSAGE KA REPLY KAR RAHA HON BUT THE TRUTH IS I DO LOVE EMRAN HASHMI KISSING OTHE GIRLS. SO FIRST WE HAVE TO CORRECT OURSELF THEN EVERYTHING ELSE WILL GO WELL TOO. JUST TAKE HELP OF ALLAH

    QUOTE: NEVER TELL YOUR ALLAH HOW BIG YOUR PROBLEMS ARE, TELL YOUR PROBLEMS THAT HOW BIG YOUR ALLAH IS.

  28. guys i would suggest buy a good camera with awesoem quality, make videos of these couples and launch them in the open market, dont sell them bcz government can ban then, just spread them over the internet. so every single parent should see this as well that what there kids are doing outside while they are thinking that there daughter is in college

    daniyal100@hotmail.com

  29. sure i remember a news published in daily dawn 2001 in which a girl reported at 4 am to police that she was raped by security staff .this was the time when law was lot tougher for couples.she stated that she was raped by security staff after making her boy friend run with wave of threats.similarly the news report team was not allowed to meet the accused .as far as i remember the head of security who was main charecter was told to be on leave for umra .later no news were heard about the incident .strange .some year i read a news in daily jang about the kidnap and gang rape of a newly wed woman who were visiting karachi and were on a trip to mosoleum of Quaid .and second day only a small news of the family of victum being threatened was in the newspaper and mysterious silence again.

  30. Rizwana Shakir on March 9th, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I’m residense of adjoining area of Mazar-e-Qaid. Daily when I cross the Mazar’s Gate at Numaish Chowrangi I watch couple on dating and intresting majority of girls covered with Burqa. What they want to do there everybody know because I saw many when Gate was not opend in morning before 9:00 am they closely stand in front of each other and their hands were playing with each others…..>>OOO>>>OOO>>>

    One more shocking scene I daily watch that Profesional call girls are also standing their for any potential customer. Taxi & Rickshaw are their Brokers.

    I appeal everybody be-aware of this kind of situation. Its not only dating point now its Life Chaning Point where innocent (not real) girls thought that they are passing time with their BF but suddenly situtation change in Dark Area inside Mazar and Girl who only be here for Oral Love Making but now Involve in THIS PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS by culprits in Mazar (offical staff and Police of that area)

    Pls watch your sisters (females) where they are going.

    I know this type of english is not good to understand but I still confident that you may understand what I’m trying to explain.

    Today is 09-Mar-2011
    Mazar-e-Qaid is full of these girls who are ready to replace their innocent life with…..>>>???????>>>>>>

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