Way to go girls!

March 10, 2009 at 6:42 am 18 comments

It was about time that we got some good news vis-a-vis Pakistani cricket. And, who else could be responsible for putting smiles on the faces of millions of Pakistani cricket fans but our Women’s Cricket team.

Captain Urooj Mumtaz and her team beat the Sri Lankan team by 57 runs at the World Cup event. This is a great milestone for the women’s cricket team and we wish them well in their upcoming matches. We are proud of you girls. Keep the flag flying high!

Women's Cricket TeamFor an insight into how they felt as they won this key match against rivals Sri Lanka, do read Captain Urooj Mumtaz’s post.

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  • 1. Way to go girls!  |  March 10, 2009 at 7:49 am

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  • 2. Way to go girls! / LiveFromPakistan  |  March 10, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Way to go girls!…

    It was about time that we got some good news vis-a-vis Pakist …

  • 3. Mutant  |  March 10, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Well i don’t like this idea of women’s cricket team as I don’t want my sisters to be playing and jumping in front of others.
    Women are like jewels.They should properly guard their modesty and keep themselves and Enjoy only in the presence of other jewels(women).

  • 4. sabizak  |  March 10, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Maybe your sisters could throw you on the floor and jump up and down on you (and throw some heavy jewels at you for good measure). It would rid the world of one major creep.

  • 5. Jehan  |  March 10, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    @Mutant I don’t know your sisters but I would have thought that they would prefer to be treated, not like precious metals, but precious human beings who have a right to education, healthy pursuits like sports and careers if that is what they wish. What right has one human being got to dictate how another human being should lead her life?

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  • 7. Admin  |  March 10, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    @Mutant :Why dont we ” jewel” you for a few months and see how you like it. You can enjoy in the presence of other (male) “jewels” we will have locked up for you in advance. You can all giggle and gossip all night.

    But on a more serious note,( I’m a guy btw just in case you think its those nutter free-thinking women chiding you ..who needs em!) …will you please come on my tv show and give your “jewel” speech. its a comedy show, but you can be serious. we wont laugh, I promise 😉

  • 8. Zakintosh  |  March 10, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Obviously mutants are not evolved …

    Sarcasm aside, no one has said that everyone’s sisters must bounce around before everyone else. But if some families have a different POV surely they are entitled to live by their rules. Just be non-hypocritical and do not oogle at their sisters bouncing around, when they do. That’s fair isn’t it?

    Comments like this make me wonder if the next step up is to a Dr Israr mentality. Remember, he felt that girls shouldn’t watch cricket because Imran Khan rubbing the cricket ball on his thighs before bowling was a sexually provocative gesture. Why are the clergy and the ultra-religious such perverts? And that’s across the spectrum: the recent Roman Catholic pedophilie priests scandal offers another example.

    Also, why limit yourself to sisters? Why should your young brothers bounce around and titillate dirty old men? After all, the Taliban banned boys from playing football in shorts for this very reason.

    C’mon, yaar, why must the burden for upholding ‘morality’ (which is not even a constant, for it varies according to time and space) always be laid upon women’s doorsteps? And why must it only cover sexuality or related matters. Rishvat, not honouring commitments, blowing up innocent people in the name of a God while extolling the virtues of His Mercy … aren’t these even higher forms of immorality?

    Was Saima, who married out of her choice, immoral? Or was it the people who were responsible for her cold-blooded murder? Not one single ***ing religious party condemned the mother (would there be Jannat even under her evil feet, I wonder). Or, much worse, even spoke out against the bastard of a senator who said his being Pathan was a priority before his being a Muslim or a Pakistani. Had anyone else said this, at any other time, he’d be hounded. But in this anti-woman position the male-bonding was considered ok.

  • 9. Zakintosh  |  March 10, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    @admin: if Mutant doesn’t agree to appearing on your show, call Dr Israr, Maulana Fazlur Rahman, or His Royal Fraudness, Amir Liaqat. Hmmm, maybe all 3 in a tribute telecast to honour The 3 Stooges.

  • 10. Zakintosh  |  March 10, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    @Mutant and supporters: There IS a solution to the sisters/daughters problem – Bury them at birth!

  • 11. Vic  |  March 10, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    @Zak: Bury them at birth!

    What a waste of good energy. It makes much more sense to adopt the Indian solution (which may, of course, not be entirely pragmatic for a Mutant to champion): amniocentesis followed by a swift D&C. Using this high technology approach, several of our leading cities and states have managed to reduce the ratio of women (ie to men) cricket players (we are talking about cricket, right?) to well below 0.9, and some below 0.8.

    If only this could be made universal, I think your multifaceted honorific prefix fanciers would soon be lusting after Imran Khan rubbing his ball.. or whatever… in the absence of anything left to ogle.

    Unless they already do, of course.

  • 12. Fariha Akhtar  |  March 10, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    I’m not much into sports but when I read about the victory of Women Cricket Team in the newspaper today morning..i really got thrilled! Three cheers for them! 🙂
    I remember Urooj from my college days as a sporty person and someone who was mostly found in the sports ground. With such level of passion, they’re all capable of making us proud in future too InshAllah.

  • 13. goldendeer  |  March 10, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Hi, Jehan… Its so nice to see you on wordpress. You might not remember me, I am Zareen Ghazala. I work as a Quality Assurance Executive in Sybrid (Pvt.) Ltd. I have attended one of the Pasha Job Events held in Karachi last year in Marriot Hotel. It was fabulous and watching a chubby lady speaking in full excitement and energy about Presentation Skills. Though that time I wasn’t even able to open up my mouth to question you because I felt like a scary cat… You know, lack of confidence. Lolx! May I have your email address so that I can get some useful tips from you. Or is there any way I can join you as an assistant? Yes, I am serious. With a lady like you; I am sure I will learn alot.

    When is the next event??? pasha? or bloggers event? I’d love to come there.

    How can I watch your show?

  • 14. Jehan  |  March 10, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    @goldendeer, chubby lady eh? Let me give you the first tip – that is not quite the perfect way to endear yourself to a potential employer (even though it is true).

    You can view all episodes of my show at http://webstudio.ciopakistan.com/category/media/itlow-media/

    I will email you separately with my email address.

  • 15. Mutant  |  March 10, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    @Everyone: Well it was just a comment.One can do anything he wants.
    But if you are a Muslim,then you should go back to the place where you have learnt your religion and carefully read the rules and boundaries set by Allah for women.

    How many people have celebrated Jashne Eid-Milad un Nabi today? but do they have ever tried to follow the lessons preached by my Lovely Prophet.They must be people like You!

  • 16. Fariha Akhtar  |  March 12, 2009 at 12:01 am


    Before releasing a fatwa that we are not Muslims (which seems to be the implied meaning of your comment) please do sit down and think if religion gives you an authority to make such a comment. Most of us stand up claiming that we are better Muslims than others and force them to follow our ways without realizing that Islam was never spread by sword….not even during the days of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H).
    All each of us can do is to pray that may the Almighty guide us to stay on the right path and we are not supposed to judge who’s pious who’s not or for that matter who’s Muslim and who’s not!

  • 17. M  |  March 15, 2009 at 4:31 am

    @Mutant :

    Ah, Mutant, you are back for round 2. I am so happy to see you.
    But of course, you’re right. we are not muslim. How can we be? How can we ever be at your high, mighty moral standards ?You are right to judge us swiftly and so meticulously. (google that word if you dont know what it means, I wont snicker. Really).

    Since you have all the answers, would you want to be our country’s leader and lead us to a glorious age like what we have in Kabul nowadays? It is Paradise on Earth, is it not?

    I am a guy btw, so you can talk to me freely. Why did you reply to everyone btw? I don’t understand. If jewels are to be kept away and safe, then why are you talking to women?! You are adressing women?!!! that you don’t know?!!!! are you allowed to do that? I’m only talking to you.. I haven’t talk to a woman in this fun fun conversation…very bad Mutant… very bad… oh sorry, I’m judging. My mistake. only you can do that.

    Come on my comedy show, pretty please. We’ll put on def leppard in the background and talk about women and it will help all muslims see the light, till it goes out because of loadshedding.

    @Zakintosh : You are right, if Mutant does not come on my show, I have a laundry list I can choose from. The mere amount of choice makes my heard hurt. 😉

  • 18. yemage abdi sherif  |  August 2, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    something different !


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