Tuesday, November 06, 2007

HARRYZZZ FROM ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN

I arrived today, Tuesday morning, in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. This of course because of the current controverse surrounding president Musharraf's decision to declare martial law.

Later today the first story; live from Pakistan.

But don't get too exited...

Honestly, there is hardly anything going on here. Stories of "a brutal crackdown" seem highly exaggerated. Situation very, very normal. No this isn't the same as Burma a couple of weeks ago - far from it.

As said before, a more detailed story will follow within a couple of hours.

Harald Doornbos

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

HANJI CHACHA KHAN.....

THE MEDIA IS FULL OF PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF LARGE SCALE BATON CHARGE, TEAR GAS, BEATINGS AND ARRESTS OF LAWYERS IN PAKISTAN AND YOU SAY THE SITUATION IS VERY VERY CALM......IN THINK THIS IS THE RESULT OF SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME IN BERUIT (ALWAYS WAR, MISSILES, BOMB ATTACKS......)

m.p. said...

no worries, hanji. harry will write about what goes on. but he will be imparcial. you know, he must.

congrats, harry, for getting there.

m.p. said...

i.... cuvaj se!

Harald Doornbos said...

@hanji!!!
you might be right about too much time in beirut, but really, islamabad is totally the same as it always has been. of course, there is some tension when you talk to people, but generally - if a tourist would end up today in islamabad, he or she really would not have any idea there is something going on here....for instance, only 'riots' today in the whole of pakistan were in multan - couple of lawyers fighting with the cops. islamabad, pindi, lahore, karachi absolutely normal. Also heard of some arrests in quetta, but not really demonstrations going on there. and its not true that the phones went down. all phones work, so does internet. hanji chacha...its true...30 seconsds of tv pics gives a very distorded picture of situation.

Anonymous said...

do u think problems for musharraf will grow now as Bhutto has also asked her followers to come to the streets?

hanji from Sheffield