Karachi Wishlist 3.

Ooh, I’d like:

1: NICE cinemas that show movies the day they’re released internationally.
2: Supermarkets at every corner.
3: Vending machines at every corner that dispense Marlboros and Mars bar for only Rs. 10 each.

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13 Comments so far

  1. Fixuis (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 4:40 pm

    2 out of 3 aint bad so here you go!

    1. http://www.cinepax.com
    2. http://www.makropakistan.com

    The first one is the site to a new theatre company that is opening worldclass movie theatres like in the U.S over here early next year..they will play all the latest english movies on par with US schedule!. The second one is the website to makropakistan. the desi version of a mega superstore international chain like wal-mart..they will be opening stores in lahore and karachi sometime next year as well..

  2. Jaywalker (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 7:18 pm

    I wish some Karachite had wished for a nice city library.

  3. abbas halai (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 8:02 pm

    i can’t believe after reading these lists how easily succumbed to capitalism and mass media and western influences karachiites really are. it’s unfathomable. everything that makes karachi what it is, is what it isn’t. i mean starbucks is evil. everyone knows that. walmart? ikea? (by the way, ikea already has offices in karachi). have you people any clue what our import levels are in relation to our exports? go visit the epb i the ftc building some time. it’ll blow your mind away. you’re willing to allow such companies into the country whereas your cottage industrialist who is suffering with barely 5 rupees a day in the rural area’s trying to make his living on skilled labour that has been passed down his family for generations is going hungry, being bought out by these companies, who pay him even less and sell his products for even more. it’s filthy and shameful. i agree with jaywalker. i really wished someone had thought of a library. but i guess some people will always remain conscious about what brand they’re wearing and take for granted what they already have.

  4. Anathema (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 9:15 pm

    would love to wish for a library. almost typed it. then thought: half the time libraries are not used. We all know Gymkhana and Karachi Club have amongt teh best libraries in the city. Whats thir satus? who goes?

  5. jay (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 10:45 pm


  6. abbas halai (unregistered) on October 29th, 2005 @ 12:46 am

    just stating facts. not preaching. to each his own jay.

  7. Leftistoe (unregistered) on October 31st, 2005 @ 6:06 am

    did somebody really wish for the chain Walmart to open in khi??
    oh dear …. respect for someones wishes and all but dont ask for something that will come bite you in the ass later!
    Please read up on what these huge corporations do once they decide to set foot in a country – they suck the place dry.

  8. mohummed (unregistered) on October 31st, 2005 @ 10:43 am

    Vending machines for can drinks also , like in Jeddah.

  9. Zain (unregistered) on October 31st, 2005 @ 11:36 am

    Abbas, thats the way forward man. Our imports have always been on high man. You don’t know their working style, I mean I am not going to support them here 100%, know their evil already but they also support local industries. Come on man, that will be good for country growth. Further Ikea have a very small liaison office in Karachi; they do merchandising and provide shipping support.

    And guys Makro is an international chain. They are our customers in Indonesia and we are working to get them on-board with us in Pakistan as well.

  10. altaf (unregistered) on February 16th, 2006 @ 4:07 pm

    1) Clean streets
    2) Rubbish clearance system
    3) Effective police, civil and local authorities

    4) More People who cared about 1-3.

    PS – Jay – good point Re: Innocuous to controversial – there’s just no need for it!

  11. sarah (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 6:53 am

    1. Less Traffic or Traffic jams
    2. Clean KARACHI
    3. separate Road for BUS STOPS.
    vending machine is also good wish, if the whole vending machine will not get STOLEN !!!!:D

  12. Poo poo Head (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 1:13 pm

    If we just could make every child in Karachi to go to school ….

  13. wasiq (unregistered) on February 18th, 2006 @ 4:12 am

    is there a nude beach around karachi that iam not aware of…..?

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