A gunman stands next to his wife during a standoff with police in Islamabad on August 15, 2013. PHOTO: AFP
A five hour standoff between a gunman, his wife, children with Islamabad police ended after a PPP leader jumped him.
Those bored spectators watching are daring to just stand and watch. The man has a gun for crying out loud. Great action by the policeman to end this standoff.
last night incident clearly exposed the true character of Law enforcement agencies/ Islamabad police as why we are under terrorist attacks.
I don’t think so that our police has lack of courage, in yesterday incident the problem was to save the lady and the children that’s the reason the paramilitary and police were not taking sudden action against the gunman. We should not underestimate our paramilitary and police team at least they were standing there with their lives at risk.
Weldone, Mr. Zumard khan for a brave move. Wasn’t it possible to have it all quickly to avoid the defame of law-enforcing agencies?
I would like to comment on “ISLAMABAD STANDOFF” Friday the 15the August. I am so sorry to state that I did never see in my life such a great failure of the security agencies that they proved just like expectators instead of “Active and Trained” security perswonnel. The game could have been over within 15-30 minutes that was surprisingly allowed to prolonged. The cause of delay in action stated was just childish that the woman and children were the barricade in action. The gun man appeared alone so many times and could have been cought alive by shooting on schoulders or the legs. The entire nation is feeling shame over the performance of the Government agencies in this regard.
Hats off to media for adding sensation to this incident.
Although you shouldn’t laugh this is typical of the way Pakistanis deal with risk. If this was the US the guy would have been killed. In this case the PPP chap, (Brave but stupid) risked his own life to protect that of the gunman.
God bless. :)
The whole situation was not as critical as it was made yesterday.Our police instant action can recover the situation. its general view .NO;because it was necessary to catch the man alive yes it is true that if police kill him the drama would end in seconds;but by it we can never know that what was the his purpose, who sent him, what were his demands secondly it is in human right charter that u can not kills a person in this way .
I don’t understand the mentality of our media and common people regarding this incident. Firstly, it shouldn’t have been made sensational. Secondly, the media should’ve kept their safe distance and should’ve been an example for the bystanders to stay away. Thirdly, there shouldn’t have been a crowd there since any misfire could’ve caused injuries/deaths. Next, Zamurd Khan should’ve let the security agencies handle the matter professionally since it’s important to know the root cause of why such people start these stand-offs. There’s no lack of brave people in the security agencies; the orders to be followed were to avoid any mishap. This explains why our politicians fail to obey laws since they have no idea of discipline whatsoever! Lastly, the people calling Zamurd Khan a national hero and such should think pragmatically; that was not the time of point-scoring; it was a time to show our discipline and we failed at it!
Is she standing there texting? On the phone?
The man apparently wanted imposition of Shariah law in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
So many questions arise:
1. His wife has her face, head and neck uncovered and is texting on the phone. Isn’t that considered immoral?
2. The man is does not have a beard or cap.
3. Is this man a true Muslim to threaten to kill fellow Muslims?
4. Nobody commended the police for the fact that they did not kill a Muslim, as that would have been the equivalent of killing the whole of humanity.
5. Since majority of the population wants Shariah law, shouldn’t the government move quickly to meet the will of the masses?
6. Per Shariah law, what will be the punishment for this man?
I think we should not blame our police. We expect from them to make decisions but when they make decisions no one support them. Everyone wants to keep his job safe.
This is beyond ridiculous. You can clearly see the gunman strutting around like a (very little) peacock. Where are the snipers? He could easily have been taken out by a head shot. If you can shoot with a camera why not with a high caliber gun to end this drama.
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