‘Fashion Week Karachi has strongly offended true Pakistani culture’

November 10, 2009 § 21 Comments

Except for the bombings and politically-related events I don’t usually keep very much upto date with whats happening inside Pakistan. But this caught my attention.

I knew the Fashion Week/Show raised some eyes but I didn’t actually know what ‘sort’ of a fashion show it really was.

Anyway:

Interesting video. Thoughts?

I just think its really silly how a lot of people are going from one extreme to another. ‘Pakistan isn’t about bombings and violence but fashion shows and half-naked Women?’ Isnt that just transferring yourself from one sort of repression to another?

And I know anyone walks out in any of those clothes in any of the cities of Pakistan is going to be plain labelled [wont mince my words here] a hooker. Those clothes don’t represent anything ‘Pakistani’.

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§ 21 Responses to ‘Fashion Week Karachi has strongly offended true Pakistani culture’

  • anas imtiaz says:

    Ab yehi reh gaya tha. I dont have problems with these people doing any of these things, but at least dont label it with Pakistan for God’s sake!!

  • H says:

    I could start on this but then I won’t stop. I wish they used they’re money on better things.

  • […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by David Mac Dougall, Max Robinson. Max Robinson said: Wrong on every level. What Pakistanis wear is up to them alone & not for the Taliban or bloggers or anyone to decide: http://bit.ly/2ypNcO […]

  • farooqk says:

    here’s the educated liberal lot for you.

    long live the taliban 😉

  • farooqk says:

    mera comment kahan gaya?!! 😦

  • farooqk says:

    your blog is hungry. and its eating my comments 😦

  • Mehreen Ali Kasana says:

    From one extreme to the other. That’s what the world’s about. Not just Pakistan. :]

    http://www.mehreenkasana.wordpress.com

    • PD says:

      Welcome to the Blog. 🙂

      Actually I think we can change things and a Country, any Country, can live in a balanced manner instead of following two extremes. Besides, is one extreme better than the other?

  • Leena S. says:

    well i guess thats wat the problem is: we have only extremists in Pakistan…either we have people bombing innocent ppl in the name of Islam or others roaming around half naked in the name of enlightened moderation

  • PostMan says:

    Here is the thing. You and I may not be the types as projected in the video BUT they are individuals too with the right to do what they choose to do. And they are as pakistanis as we are.

    I totally not accede to the comment in video that Pakistan is for Islam and blah blah. Pakistan is for everyone. What issues do we have with taliban? that they ‘impose’ their viewpoint. Quite frankly such types were present in Pakistan way before Taliban as a phenomenon arrived.

    You and I have all the right not to agree to their viewpoint and frankly they are totally delusional by portraying this as ‘pakistani culture’ but as long as they are not infringing upon anyones rights, leave you in peace to do what you want to do then I suggest that let them be.

    The You vs Us will remain till the judgment day. If you think you are right – hold on to your opinion and do not follow them.

    Peace

    • Leena S. says:

      totally agree with u there!

    • Adnan Siddiqi says:


      but as long as they are not infringing upon anyones rights, leave you in peace to do what you want to do then I suggest that let them be.

      Does that ‘anyone’ include God too? If yes then you have totally missed the concept of “Amar bil Maroof Wa Nahi Anil Munkir”

  • Heheheheehe!

    Who cares lady? You should nt either…

    Everyone wants desperately for the world to accept them, well, which ever class or social order these people may belong from, they want the same thing…. Its going to continue, time and time again, without failing to surprise people like me.

    So why waste your breath on someone’s attempt to matter in the world (no matter how they choose to do it)? And these are Pakistanis, obviously they are going to associate themselves as such!

    So my point is simple…. that there is no point in complaining about it…. unless you bring in a totalitarian authoritative (probably oppressive) regime which forces people to conformity (which could be religious or cultural), you wont be making them see your light, are you? All you ll achieve is alienating people successfully and I dont thing you want to do that.

  • PD says:

    Guys, I don’t agree with the ‘sit silent’ and ‘let it happen’ if they aren’t bothering you.

    I might be speaking from an Islamic point of view, but thats my identity.

    The Prophet [SAWS] clearly commanded us to stop a wrongdoing either with the hand, the tongue and if you don’t have the strength to do so then to dislike it from the heart.

    When a person doesn’t speak against things like these, it is automatically assumed they are ‘okay’ about these things.

    Not to mention, this is one of the reasons there is so much corruption in our society. We sit still and silent because its not ‘harming us’ until one day it happens on such a large scale that it does end up affecting us.

    An example? In the battle of Ifk, where Aaisha RA was slandered, Allah SWT actually scolded the Muslims who although didn’t agree with this slander didn’t do anything to stop or disagree with it either.

    That example might be a bit off, but it shows us that ‘being silent’ isn’t the way to go forward. You WILL be taken into account for those things you didn’t stop or even attempt to stop.

    ‘Doing good and forbidding evil’ is repeatedly mentioned again and again in the Qur’an.

    • Brickwall says:

      I haven’t read all of the comments now so don’t know very accurately what you were responding to. But for the idea you were trying to put across, better examples can be taken from surah Al-Asar or the following verse of Al-A’raf:

      And when a community among them said, “Why do you preach to a people whom Allah is going to destroy or punish with a severe torment?” (The preachers said), “In order to be free from guilt before your Lord, and perhaps they may fear Allah (7:164)

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