Light up the sea….

I don’t whether this has been published before or not, but i just noticed it today. They’ve increased the number of those high power flood lights over at Sea View. Now they start from Village and go all the way upto the McDonalds. They haven’t been powered on yet, but imagine how beautiful it will look with all of them on at the sametime. Plus they are widening the road from Village onwards and ofcourse the extension of the newly built Beach Park, it’s about time that the government is capitalising on the God’s gift to the city and beautifying our costal line.

Imagine the view from the sea when all this is completed…..

10 Comments so far

  1. Abbas Halai (unregistered) on January 26th, 2006 @ 1:48 am

    Imagine the 49 out of every 50 persons living in Karachi without electricity or water.

  2. Destitute Rebel (unregistered) on January 26th, 2006 @ 3:04 am

    hahaha, Abbas our country needs a lot of work true, but those lights won’t do what you suggest, there are improvements in the infrastructure and they should be appreciated.

  3. Neoxeekhrobe (unregistered) on January 26th, 2006 @ 6:32 am

    A good step. I think they should keep taking such steps. Its healthy for the citizens of karachi.

    It does shows one more thing. Not every one is as corrupt as we might thing. There are people in our government who really want to do something for the people. I agree their number is very small.

    Ever questioned yourself how that number can be increased?

  4. Shiraz (unregistered) on January 26th, 2006 @ 7:44 am

    I agree that we need to make improvement in the our country, but isnt it odd that all the improvements are all for the rich…Do you notice once you get out the clifton or defence areas the rest of the city isnt the same. All these flood lights highlight the few high class number of citizens living in the area. Its all for them to have. Do you ever notice the nicer areas keep getting better and the not so established area of the city just get worst over time. We build a new fountain costing millions which is nice to have but how come we still dont have decent drinking water in more than half of the city?? I live and grew up outside of Pakistan all my life but I still love Pakistan and karachi where im from. Every time I go back certain things get better for the rich only but for the middle class or the poor things just get worst or stay the same. I can keep going on and on about this but I should stop my ranting. I think im done with my speech for now. By the way the fountain does look nice, saw it on tv here since I cant be there in person to see it. Lets see how long it stays running.

  5. Inspirex (unregistered) on January 26th, 2006 @ 8:28 am

    i think the 49 out of 50 statistic is a bit exxagerated.
    infrastructure development shopuld be taking place. The economy wont come into motion if these people are just given money to spend or houses to live in. Create public expenditure, especialy on construction, and a lot of people will end up working there over long periods of time, hence earning a better life.

    i just ran into some stats the world bank released for Mumbai recently:
    55% lives in slums.
    30-35% live in lanes or “chawls” (these are a set of rooms, ranging from 8-10 in each complex, each of these rooms is used by a family. toilets are shared.
    The remaining 10-15% live in proper apartments, villas, bungalows etc.

  6. Zag (unregistered) on January 26th, 2006 @ 2:09 pm

    I agree with inspirex that 49 out of 50 seems to be an exaggeration.

    Shiraz: I don’t know how you can say that all these improvments are only for the rich ppl. If you have ever visited Sea View, you’ll see that people from all classes visit it on any given day. Besides, therez no fees for it so its not the case of affodability. Even in the case of the newly built beach park, the entry is Rs 10 per person and Rs 5 for kids, which i think is reasonably affordable for everyone…

    I don’t live in DHA/Clifton area, and i don’t have any problem with it, because i can also see improvments in other areas….. although they don’t get that much publicized…. but it doesn’t matter…

  7. Shiraz (unregistered) on January 27th, 2006 @ 4:33 am

    Zag: Where are these imporvements taking place?? Just think of the areas where they have everything and then look elsewhere you will see what I mean. I know most people that hang out at sea view are usually not people that actually live in these areas. They are mmostly the middle or lower class population. And yes I have visited and stayed in defence and clifton areas. I hung out with people that live there, and what I got to understand from the people living here was that they didnt really like hangin out at sea view cause of the crowd that shows up there. They are way to cool to be hangin out there. It might not matter to you or I, but it does matter buddy. Im not trying to argue with you but that is the reality of Pakistan in general.

  8. Zag (unregistered) on January 27th, 2006 @ 3:11 pm

    Shiraz: No argument but i see Karachi as a whole, I don’t care what the ppl living in one locality think, what matters to me is that Karachi is being developed and thats a good thing. Now if they were only developing DHA then i might have a prob with that, but they are doing a good job everywhere else as well…. and we should give them credit for that…

  9. azhar (unregistered) on January 27th, 2006 @ 3:47 pm

    so very well said shiraz. And I am sure most will agree.

  10. sinner (unregistered) on January 28th, 2006 @ 11:18 am

    imagine trying to find a nice secluded spot on the coastline where u can cosy up with ur girlfriend…now with the bloody flood lights on, one will now always feel like the whole friggin world is watchin…

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