It was a happening day today. My morning started with the Breaking News that the US forces have killed Osama Bin Laden. Perhaps the hottest news after 9/11 ?
I considered myself lucky to be one of those few Pakistanis who got a chance to tune crazy news channels when my fellow countrymen were preparing to go work early morning. I , instead of paying heed to brush my teeth preferred concentrating on Tv and swapped various channels to extract more and more information until satisfied.
Once I got enough information I decided to spread bulk text messages to my long contact list on the issue that I named “Massive Development”. By doing so I wanted to astonish them and recognized as someone who is more updated than anybody else in the country. (The Geo Syndrome). I so wanted to start off my day at work by discussing the news already shared with my colleagues at workplace and it happened. They welcomed me with the sarcastic congratulation messages.
Time to time this particular news had been discussed with the extra spice of incoming information including the fate of OBL’s dead body etc.
However in evening when I took a journey towards home the scene on roads was entirely unexpected. I thought Osama’s become history now but wait, What the hell that man wearing Jeans and a T shirt with branded shades was doing right in the middle of the road!? He had a long tail of “frightened cars” waiting behind the DON that once he finished couple of magazine they could go to their destinations.
Was he an Al Qaida Man getting his frustration out on OBL’s death ? No, how could he be so cool and urbane — I thought!
Later I got to know about the second major development took place in Karachi , the target killing and all but thank God I reached home safely through alternate routes.
Now its 2 Am and — things are apparently calm around me though media is still high — I am fed up of watching the same Breaking news again and again.
Yes Osama Bin Laden is dead. Now what ? We’ve already had enough of Terrorism, Mullahism. Extremism, Barelvism which is treated by a good doze of Tanzeelism.
Now give it a break please and enjoy the silence…