ISLAMABAD – Islamabad had constantly been within the headlines in Pakistan and overseas within the current weeks for all of the improper causes.
This isn’t the primary time Pakistani capital has more and more been within the information with no good purpose. The town is characterised by calm and funky streets. Nonetheless panic has walked its streets earlier than however this time round it was of a special sort. The town grabbed headlines first within the case of the daughter of Afghanistan Ambassador to Pakistan Najibullah Alikhil who was “assaulted” and “manhandled” by unknown individuals in Islamabad on July 16. Then the homicide and restoration of Noor Muqaddam’s headless corpse on July 20 shook the nation. City flooding in Islamabad was additionally a shock for a lot of which claimed two valuable lives in sector E-11 on July 28 and within the newest incidence, an obscene picture shoot overshadowed Quaid’s portrait of Unity, Religion & Self-discipline put in alongside the Islamabad Expressway close to Koral. Two younger members of a band — a person and a lady — will be seen carrying clothes thought of “offensive or disgusting” by accepted requirements of morality and decency. The photographs of the band circulating on social media turned the speak of the city and stirred an issue on the social media.
Silsila Alikhil, the daughter of Afghanistan Ambassador to Pakistan Najibullah Alikhil, had alleged that she was assaulted and manhandled by unknown individuals in Islamabad. Instantly after her declare, the Islamabad Police launched an intensive investigation. Senator Sherry Rehman termed the incident an assault on Pakistan and the values the nation stands for. Prime Minister Imran Khan directed Inside Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed to utilise all assets to apprehend the individuals concerned within the kidnapping of the daughter of Afghan Ambassador in Islamabad. Nonetheless, throughout the investigation, Silsila remained tight-lipped at proof. Later, addressing a information convention together with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Nationwide Safety Adviser Moeed Yusuf, the capital’s police chief mentioned that the proof that the police gathered didn’t corroborate with what the ambassador’s daughter Silsila Alikhil said in her grievance. Nonetheless, by that point, the injury had been carried out to Pakistan’s reputation.
Islamabad means Pakistan, particularly for the world overseas. The case involving Silsila Alikhil, the daughter of Afghan ambassador grabbed the eye of the BBC, The Financial Instances, DW, Al Jazeera, and plenty of different worldwide information retailers and the Indian media additionally performed with what later turned out to be a fabricated story. Inside Minister Sheikh Rashid later whereas denying the kidnapping of the daughter of Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan in Islamabad mentioned that it was a part of the efforts by the “international racket” led by Indian intelligence company Analysis and Evaluation Wing (RAW) to defame Pakistan.
The homicide and the brutality with which Noor Muqaddam was beheaded introduced a nasty identify to the nation. The incident urged that Pakistan was no nation for girls. The native police have been using all of the obtainable assets to succeed in the reality and produce the perpetrator to justice but the brutality of the homicide isn’t subsiding. Based on Mahtab Bashir, a neighborhood journalist, the homicide of Noor Muqaddam in Islamabad on July 20, 2021 didn’t seize the eye of the general public due to the prominence of the mother and father (her father was a former ambassador, the accused is the scion of a well known enterprise household), or the brutality of the killing (which included a beheading), however the garish mild it threw on a society the place a poisonous misogyny mixed with a social penchant to violence isn’t a lot condemned. Noor’s is a check case for the authorities and the prosecutors, investigators, and the witnesses to withstanding the strain from the perpetrators. It should not be a replay of the early launch of the person who stabbed Khadija Siddiqui 23 instances in broad daylight in 2016.
Coming to the flash flood in Islamabad, evidently the spell was a wakeup name for the authorities. Issues could seem excellent on a part of the administration however that isn’t at all times the case. The incident involving the demise of two individuals speaks numerous the deep slumber the authorities have been in since lengthy. No less than two folks, together with a minor, had been killed when water entered houses in Islamabad’s sector E-11 on July 28. The deaths grabbed headlines for days whereas CDA, the administration of the housing society and the ICT administration stored holding each other accountable for a similar. Sector E-11 was not below CDA. The sector isn’t managed by the Authority, slightly it was the housing society accountable for the human loss, was the reply from the CDA administration. The flood scenario in sector E-11 was created because of the poor efficiency of the administration of the housing society which doesn’t have the equipment even to take care of the flood scenario, mentioned the CDA additional. Nonetheless, paperwork revealed that it was the CDA which itself narrowed the nullah in sector E-11/2 from 40 toes to 18 toes, which triggered city flooding resulting in the casualties. Based on the studies, CDA itself permitted narrowing of the nullah in E-11/2 from 40 toes to 18 toes. A format plan was permitted in 2007, during which the width of the mentioned nullah was 40ft, however in 2012, the society bought its format plan ratified during which the width of the nullah was diminished to 18ft with cowl in avenue 2 by the CDA’s Planning Wing. The society additionally coated the narrowed nullah by constructing a street and carving business and residential plots on either side of it.
Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Muhammed Hamza Shafqaat mentioned in a message on Twitter that cloudburst in Islamabad triggered flooding in numerous areas, an announcement contradicted by the Met Workplace. Opposite to the Deputy Commissioner’s assertion, the Met workplace claimed that no cloudburst was reported within the jurisdiction of Islamabad. Islamabad acquired heavy monsoon rains, it mentioned, including that 123mm rain was recorded within the capital.
And within the newest improvement, an obscene picture shoot by a younger boy and a lady below the shades of the 60ft lengthy and 50ft large portrait of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah alongside the Islamabad Expressway surfaced on social media a number of days again. Social media customers had blended emotions in regards to the pictures grabbed whereas standing below the shade of Quaid’s portrait coupled with the saying “Unity,” “Faith,” and “Discipline.” Some referred to as it unethical to pose this manner in entrance of Quaid’s picture. But they mentioned, “There are many more far worse things happening in the city. Maybe focus on those.” Some demanded speedy arrest of the couple whereas the others requested the administration to maintain specializing in the problems the capital is dealing with today comparable to unlawful constructions inflicting flooding, medicine, and many others. The capital metropolis district administration may know in regards to the incident solely after a hue and cry on the social media. A senior journalist referred to as consideration of Deputy Commissioner Islamabad in the direction of the problem and demanded arrest of the couple who “displayed extreme obscenity in public in the federal capital” and the Deputy Commissioner replied, “Anyone with any information may plz share with us.” Some feedback got here proper for the place of the shoot on social media with the vast majority of folks objecting to the selection of the clothes used within the picture shoot. “Who gave them the permission,” requested one Twitter person. Based on the studies, Khanna police have registered a case on this regard. There was additionally a debate whether or not the couple needs to be punished for the ‘crime’ or whether or not there are various extra vital points for the town administration to focus upon.
The portrait of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah with new options as Unity, Religion, and Self-discipline was inaugurated on March 23 this 12 months. It was beforehand constructed in 2005 throughout Gen Pervez Musharraf’s tenure. Nonetheless, in August final 12 months, it collapsed resulting from heavy rain. This new portrait is able to withstanding harsh climate however supposedly not indecency.