Downfall of Daewoo Express bus service

Daewoo started as one of its kind bus service in Pakistan back in 1999. It got popular due to its superior service and experience initially, however now not only it lacks what its competitors are providing, but also has lost the credibility with which it once started.

What made Daewoo Superior?

Daewoo was considered superior due to various reasons, including:

  • Better busses
    • Better seating and inter seats gap
    • Lunch box system during the journey
    • Regular break during the travel
    • Bus hostess to serve the passengers
    • TV and music via headphones for each passenger
    • Internet during travel
  • Better ticketing
    • Decent ticketing counters and waiting area
    • Comfortable ticketing procedure, accepting debit cards

What changed now?

Now don’t let these points make your mind that Daewoo is amazing! Well, it’s not!

First of all they started with this, and most of it is not crippled and no repair has been done so far, resulting in irreparable damage to the company’s reputation.

What pathetic service Daewoo is now? It’s:

  • Crap and broken busses
    • Seats have issues
    • Foot rests broken
    • Headphones broken
    • Headphone slots malfunction
    • Tv malfunctions (specially mid bus ones)
    • Internet not working (in fact right now I’m writing this article on this bus from Lahore to Rawalpindi, which has the malfunctioning device and isn’t turned on even)
    • No usb charging slots for mobile phones for passengers
  • Bad ticketing system
    • You can’t buy tickets online in anyway
    • You can’t book more than 3 tickets (if you do, you have to confirm buy them before 2 hours of departure or else they’re cancelled… seriously?
    • Debit cards aren’t always accepted (at least on Lahore terminal, where they’re not working for months now)
  • Leaking roofs of bus stands, during rain you can’t get into the bus without getting wet (same happened today too, when I was getting on bus from Lahore terminal)
  • Terminal shops are expensive an overcharge you. Mobile phone scratch cards are given at 10% above the original price
  • No charging slots available to charge your cell phone
  • No lockers or any secure way to keep your luggage and get yourself easy
  • No online data about shuttle service and its timings

And a lot more!

What was your experience with Daewoo bus service? How do you compare it with other bus service and also compare it with international bus services? Or any other thing that can be done, even if it’s not available anywhere in the world yet?

It’s not just about Daewoo express bus service. Thing is, we’ve accepted that this is our fate, to be suppressed and maltreated by corporations, just like government. Well it shouldn’t be like this, this should change, know your rights. It’s your right to bring anyone to justice who isn’t providing quality service.

Customer satisfaction

It’s not that if someone isn’t providing quality service, change the provider and go somewhere else. The service provider is responsible for what he’s providing and for customer satisfaction, and customers aren’t satisfied with Daewoo bus service anymore. Those who’re, feel pity on themselves probably and consider them worth of this sort of treatment where they are just a 1250rs cheque that should be provided minimum to just get it out of him and not a human being.

Comparing Daewoo to other bus services

Lets compare Daewoo express with other bus services available in Pakistan.

A lot of bus services has same busses and facilities as Daewoo express, at a much lesser charge. For example nizai express, bilal express, Abdullah travels, Faisal movers, skyways, and so on.

Now coming to the part with better services, e.g. Bilal Bus service, has busses that are even better.

  • Each bus has internal cameras that are connected to the main servers for security
  • Each seat has a tablet for passenger to enjoy during his journey

That’s not the end. Even they should improve too. A lot should improve, we should stop compromising on the penny level services we get in return of our money.

Make a habit of at least using the complain book in case of any issue. We discuss with our friends all the time about what service isn’t working, we message them, write it online! Comment here! Not to their inbox! Make it public! Let everyone know that we know our rights!

When the debit card isn’t being accepted, use the complain register, if internet device isn’t working, use it, and so on. That won’t make much of a difference directly, but it would make a difference in your and you would start taking a stand, and collectively as a nation we would be heading towards a different situation and solution. InshaAllah.

Earthquake in Lahore 20 march 2014

Just had jolts of earthquake in lahore, Pakistan. (Many reports are from the lahore cantt about earthquake)

The jolts weren’t much scary but haven’t experienced the zalzala here for quite a while! so it was bit strange!

The earthquake lasted for around 4 seconds or so.

Will update more if there’s anything interesting! stay tuned!

Update 1 :

according to some people, the jolts were “scary” and “uninteresting”

the magnitude of the earthquake in lahore today appears to be around 5 (unofficial)

Police and Media in Shifa International Hospital today 3rd july 2013

Well there was a few police men roaming around here and there for last few weeks in shifa international hospital islamabad, but today they were there is a large number.

Police was covering all the exits of the hospital and also present inside the hospital at different places.

There was alot of media there too. Geo, duniya, samaa and others probably.

Why were they there ? well there’s quite a story going on around which had a climax today so thats why they were there.

The patient was admitted in medical icu in shifa international who was from the bhugti clan or so who died today. They wanted to take the body outside parliment but police is not letting them do so.

Police seems to be ready to cope with any adverse situation there.

There are alot of bhugti clan people present inside shifa international too.

The environment is tensed. Can we expect a clash ???

Columbus day – memory of torture, racism, genocide, rape, grand theft . . .

I was on Facebook today and saw a somewhat weird post regarding columbus day.

Would simple share the image and text beneath it, in the end do let me know your views!

As Yanks celebrate Christopher ‘Asshole’ Columbus day, let me remind you of few facts coupled with my opinions:


Christopher Columbus wasn’t the first European to land in America, it was Leif Ericson.

What do we mean when we say Christopher Columbus discovered America? So basically it was an empty piece of land inhibited by none when this motherfucker landed on the shores, yeah?! The same way European Jews profess to believe that b/w their ancestors leaving the Holy Land and them migrating back, Holy Land was uninhibited. Bullshit! Native Americans lived peacefully and happily for centuries before these motherfuckers came to rob their land. Its not discovery, its robbery!! Its theft, grand theft!!


Christopher Columnbus once said, “Gold is most excellent; gold is treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world.”

Modern day Capitalism finds roots in this illegal immigration, yes, illegal immigration!


Christopher Columbus adhered to Apocalyptic Christianity.

This Asshole firmly believed that Christ would only come back after Christinaity has spread far and wide. This motivated him, coupled with his prmiary motive – greed for gold, to set sail; a materialistic cum spiritual journey that would result in the genocide, torture and rape of tens of millions of indigenous people. And sorry to say but this isn’t it, victimisation doesn’t ends here, it was just a beginning of a saga that is in effect to this very day. Just think for a second, what if his ship would have drowned in the Atlantic, not just that there would have had been no massacres of the indigenous people but also there would have had been no genocides that were caused directly or indirectly by the CIA. Yes, to blame modern day Americans is as unreasonable as is to ignore this motherfucker’s contribtuion in this saga of endless war crimes against humanity which started with the ethnic cleansing of Native Americans and don’t seem to end anytime sooner.


On his second voyage, in December 1494, Columbus captured 1,500 Tainos on the island of Hispaniola and herded them to Isabela, where 550 of ”the best males and females” were forced aboard ships bound for the slave markets of Seville.

This officially marks the beginning of slave trade, a tradition initiated by the so-called civilized people to build up a new civilization on the remnants of an old – much better, more peaceful – civilization by enslaving people from other – again, much better, more peaceful – civilizations.


Under Columbus’s leadership, the Spanish attacked the Taino, sparing neither men, women nor children. Warfare, forced labor, starvation and disease reduced Hispaniola’s Taino population (estimated at one million to two million in 1492) to extinction within 30 years.

This officially marks the beginning of the heinous tradition of committing genocides in the name of spreading civilization.

When I repelled first time – an awesome experience

Please don’t ask me what repelling is! um.. well ok those who don’t know about it, it’s an act of coming down from a rope, jumping and pushing along the wall or hill/rock (you might have seen it in movies and commando stuff)

When I first repelled, it was scary! not because I was scared of height, but because it involves another person who is holding the rope (your string of life) and unless you have held that rope for someone else, you’re always scared that other person might do something wrong and you might free fall down to the “Grave”.

Well when the first time I repelled on our adventure training camp, it was awesome! heart beating fast, asking the helper guy again and again to keep his focus! tied the gadgets for repelling and jumped off! pushed, pushed and all the way down… sounds simple right? it wasn’t . . . it took my breath away! literally!

And when you keep practicing, you get more and more skilled and jumps / pushes get longer and longer, and the moment of (almost) free fall becomes more rocking!

Reply to Muhammad (saw) and Ayesha (a.s) – for reference

Firstly: It was Allah who ordered the marriage of Aisha to the Prophet. That of course, takes us right back to the main issue that we talked about in the seminar about how to stop going round in circles. The one answer that answers all the questions!

Secondly: By marrying the Prophet at such a young age Aisha was raised, nurtured and imbibed with knowledge of Islam. It is a fact that she became one of this religions greatest Scholars.

Thirdly: Surely any objection to such a young marriage can only be made if can be shown that some harm was caused because of it. In fact all evidence points to the opposite in the case of this marriage which was so clearly full of love and happiness.

Fourthly: According to ibn Sa’d (The Women of Madina ) Aisha was in fact already promised in marriage even before she was married to the Prophet. It shows that arranging marriages at young ages was quite normal.

Fithly: AbuBakr, her father, was the one who asked the Prophet why he had not consummated the marriage with Aisha not the Prophet who asked for hers.

Sixth: The first time her father asked the Muhammad pbuh he rejected the idea because he asked Aisha on what she wanted and she didnt seem sure. The 2nd time when her father asked Muhammad pbuh again he asked Aisha again and this time she wanted to get married.

Death penalties in Bible – for reference

Comments from the Bible:

As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace. If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labour. But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town. When the LORD your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town. But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder. You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you. (Deuteronomy 20:10-14)

Kill Witches: You should not let a sorceress live. (Exodus 22:17 NAB)

Kill Homosexuals: “If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives.” (Leviticus 20:13 NAB)

Kill Fortunetellers: A man or a woman who acts as a medium or fortuneteller shall be put to death by stoning; they have no one but themselves to blame for their death. (Leviticus 20:27 NAB)

Death for Adultery: If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife, both the man and the woman must be put to death. (Leviticus 20:10 NLT)

Death for Fornication: A priest’s daughter who loses her honor by committing fornication and thereby dishonors her father also, shall be burned to death. (Leviticus 21:9 NAB)

Death to Followers of other Religions: Whoever sacrifices to any god, except the Lord alone, shall be doomed. (Exodus 22:19 NAB)

Kill Nonbelievers: They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. (2 Chronicles 15:12-13 NAB)

Do not spare them, put to death men, women and children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys ( Bible 1 Samuel 15:3)

Think not that i cam to send peace on earth, i came not to send peace, but a swords (Bible, Matthew 10:34)

I have come to set the world on fire, and i wish it were already burning (Bible, Luke 12:49)

Suppose you hear in one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you that some worthless rabble among you have led their fellow citizens astray by encouraging them to worship foreign gods. In such cases, …………., you must attack that town and completely destroy all its inhabitants, as well as all the livestock. Then you must pile all the plunder in the middle of the street and burn it. Put the entire town to the torch as a burnt offering to the LORD your God. That town must remain a ruin forever; it may never be rebuilt. Keep none of the plunder that has been set apart for destruction. Then the LORD will turn from his fierce anger and be merciful to you. He will have compassion on you and make you a great nation, just as he solemnly promised your ancestors. “The LORD your God will be merciful only if you obey him and keep all the commands I am giving you today, doing what is pleasing to him.” (Deuteronomy 13:13-19 NLT)

But if this charge is true (that she wasn’t a virgin on her wedding night), and evidence of the girls virginity is not found, they shall bring the girl to the entrance of her fathers house and there her townsman shall stone her to death, because she committed a crime against Israel by her unchasteness in her father’s house. Thus shall you purge the evil from your midst. (Deuteronomy 22:20-21 NAB)

If your own full brother, or your son or daughter, or your beloved wife, or you intimate friend, entices you secretly to serve other gods, whom you and your fathers have not known, gods of any other nations, near at hand or far away, from one end of the earth to the other: do not yield to him or listen to him, nor look with pity upon him, to spare or shield him, but kill him. Your hand shall be the first raised to slay him; the rest of the people shall join in with you. You shall stone him to death………… (Deuteronomy 13:7-11 NAB)

“When you begin living in the towns the Lord your God is giving you, a man or woman among you might do evil in the sight of the Lord your God and violate the covenant. For instance, they might serve other gods or worship the sun, the moon, or any of the stars—the forces of heaven—which I have strictly forbidden. When you hear about it, investigate the matter thoroughly. If it is true that this detestable thing has been done in Israel, then the man or woman who has committed such an evil act must be taken to the gates of the town and stoned to death. But never put a person to death on the testimony of only one witness. There must always be two or three witnesses. The witnesses must throw the first stones, and then all the people may join in. In this way, you will purge the evil from among you. (Deuteronomy 17:2-7 NLT).
Happy is the one who takes your babies and smashes them against the rocks! Psalm 137:9 NLT