Karachi bridge collapses only three weeks after inauguration

Well………Lo and behold… another example of massive corruption and mismanagement.

A newly constructed fly-over bridge collapsed in Karachi killing 10 people… And guess what who are the contractors for NHA………..

Yes… they are FWO… part of the milbus…  in Pakistan.

Why not read Military Inc. by Ayesha Siddiqa which is a very good researched book.

http://www.amazon.com/Military-Inc-Inside-Pakistans-Economy/dp/0745325459/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-0484745-4136803?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1188742141&sr=8-1

Back to the tragedy… Here is a news extract.

Karachi road collapse kills six

The collapse occurred at about midday local time

A recently-built road bridge has collapsed in the Pakistani city of Karachi, killing at least six people.Some vehicles were tipped off the concrete overpass and others were crushed when it fell about 15m (yards) onto a road below.

Heavy lifting gear was brought in to reach people trapped in the rubble. The cause of the collapse is not yet known.

Witnesses spoke of a huge bang, which made them think an earthquake had struck or a bomb had gone off.

Crowds of onlookers were asked to move away from the collapsed structure which was hanging precariously.

Bystanders and relatives of people trapped under the rubble grew angry with the slow pace of rescue efforts and threw stones at security forces sent to the scene, according to the Associated Press news agency.

Karachi’s mayor said the bridge was built by the state-run National Highway Authority and officially opened by President Pervez Musharraf last month.

Source: BBC

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Lawlessness at the largest medical facility in Pakistan

Continuous lawlessness at JPMC Karachi has claimed another life on the weekend… it appears there is no government… no law and order….no police.. nothing.

what a shameful situation!!! what kind of government is this which cannot protect the lives of its citizens…

Not only that… the hospital could not function and several patients had to either go to other hospitals or fend for themselves….

Idiots rule this country from top to bottom… what a freaking farce.

KARACHI, Aug 25: Another worker of the Islami Jamiat-i-Talaba (IJT) was killed and four others were injured on Saturday on the premises of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) in a fresh clash between rival student groups that also left three workers of the Punjabi Students’ Association (PSA) injured.

http://www.dawn.com/2007/08/26/local1.htm

KARACHI, Aug 16: Hundreds of patients were forced to return home without getting medical treatment from the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre here on Thursday as different outpatient clinics (OPDs) could not be held following Wednesday’s killing of a student at the Sindh Medical College in a clash between two student groups.

http://www.dawn.com/2007/08/17/local1.htm

KARACHI, Aug 15: A student leader was beaten to death on Wednesday on the premises of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.

The Islami Jamiat-i-Talaba (IJT) said victim Hafiz Abdur Rehman was its nazim at the JPMC and was beaten to death by activists of the Punjabi Students’ Association.

http://www.dawn.com/2007/08/16/local2.htm

More than 50 dead in Karachi

More than 50 people have died in Karachi due to rain in one day. …  Karachi being one of the biggest cities of the world is in such a mess…… it is one of the glaring examples of massive corruption of public funds in Pakistan…

Newly  developed roads and underpasses have been washed away…… not because Karachi is facing floods…. but because of poor construction material used by contractors in connivance with governement officials…

A really sad state of affairs indeed.